Hurst and Blackett

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Hurst and Blackett was a publisher founded in 1852 by Henry Blackett (May 26, 1825 - March 7, 1871), the grandson of a London shipbuilder, and Daniel William Stow Hurst (February 17, 1802 - July 6, 1870). Shortly after the formation of their partnership Hurst and Blackett took over the business of the long established publisher Henry Colburn, for whom Daniel Hurst had worked for some years, and their earliest publications displayed "Successors to Henry Colburn" on the title pages. This was subsequently replaced by the epithet "Publishers since 1812", probably in reference to the date when Henry Colburn had commenced publishing.[1]

Four of Henry Blackett's sons became publishers.[2] Hurst and Blackett were located on Great Marlborough Street, where Henry Colburn had maintained his premises, and later at Paternoster House, Paternoster Row, London and had offices in New York and Melbourne. They were taken over by Hutchinson, which later became part of Random House.[3]

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  1. ^ Veronica Melnyk (September 2002). "Half Passion and Half Fashion: The Life of Publisher Henry Colburn" (PDF). University of Birmingham Research Archive.
  2. ^ Kirtley, Allan, Longbottom, Patricia, Blackett, Martin. A History of the Blacketts. (2013) The Blacketts. pp. 109–110. ISBN 978-0-9575675-0-4. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014.
  3. ^ Richard Cohen (1998-06-28). "Guess Who's on the Backlist, Bookend". The New York Times.

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