D. Appleton & Company

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D. Appleton & Company
FounderDaniel Appleton
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City, U.S.
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D. Appleton & Company was an American publishing company founded by Daniel Appleton, who opened a general store which included books. He published his first book in 1831. The company's publications gradually extended over the entire field of literature. It issued the works of contemporary scientists, including those of Herbert Spencer, John Tyndall, Thomas Huxley, Charles Darwin, and others, at reasonable prices. Medical books formed a special department, and books in the Spanish language for the South America market were a specialty which the firm made its own. In belles lettres and American history, it had a strong list of names among its authors.[2]


Publishing highlights[edit]

  • Taylor, Fitch Waterman (1840). The Flag-ship: Or, A Voyage Around the World in the United States Frigate Columbia... Vol. 2 of The Flag Ship, Or: A Voyage Around the World, in the United States Frigate Columbia, Attended by Her Consort the Sloop of War John Adams, and Bearing the Broad Pennant of Commodore George C. Read, Fitch Waterman Taylor. D. Appleton and Company. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, 1895
  • Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings by Joel Chandler Harris, 1880
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865, first U.S. edition
  • Appletons' Cyclopædia of Biography in 1 volume, 1856, edited by Francis L. Hawks, added American biographies to the volume edited by Elihu Rich and published in 1854 by Richard Griffin & Company (London).
  • Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography in 6 volumes, 1887, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske
  • Appleton's Railroad and Steamboat Guide, 1847
  • New American Cyclopedia in 16 volumes, edited by George Ripley and Charles Anderson Dana, 1857–1863; revised and enlarged as American Cyclopedia (1873–1876)
  • Progress and Poverty 1880
  • Annual Cyclopedia for the years 1861–1901, annual
  • Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia 1893, in 8 volumes edited by Charles Kendall Adams. The rights were acquired from Alvin J. Johnson & Co.
  • Universal Cyclopaedia 1900, in 12 volumes derived from Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia. Edited by Charles Kendall Adams, and from 1902 by Rossiter Johnson, with title Universal Cyclopaedia and Atlas
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, 1889–1891, New Century Dictionary 1927–c. 1963
  • Picturesque America by William Cullen Bryant, 1872
  • Unabridged English Dictionary 1859
  • works of Jonathan Edwards, 1834 (1703–1758)
  • science works of Charles Darwin (1809–1882)
  • Diseases of the Heart and Arterial System, by Dr. Robert Hall Babcock (1903)
  • Diseases of the Lungs by Dr. Robert Hall Babcock (1907)
  • Memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman (1820—1891)
  • The Works of Rudyard Kipling [Authorized Editions] 15 Volumes (1899)
  • literary works of Henry James (1843–1916)
  • art works of Edith Wharton (1862–1937)
  • architectural works of Stanford White (d. 1906)
  • Gems of British Art, 1857
  • work of Thomas Henry Huxley, 1880
  • From the Manger to the Throne 1880—1889 by REV. T. DeWitt Talmage, D.D.
  • American Negro Slavery by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, 1918
  • The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis
  • A Journey in Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor


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  1. ^ a b "Century to Merge with Appleton & Co.; Two of the Oldest Publishing Houses in Nation Being United by Stockholders. Hiltman to be Chairman W.M. Shuster Will Be President of New Company — Project Long Under Consideration. (Published 1933)". The New York Times. March 18, 1933. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Appleton, Daniel" . Encyclopedia Americana.
  3. ^ "1831---House of Appleton". Major American Publishers. The Hyde Park Book Store. February 7, 2012. Archived from the original on May 19, 2006. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  4. ^ International Scientific Series (D. Appleton & Co.) - Book Series List, publishinghistory.com. Retrieved 7 July 2023.

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