John Dicks (publisher)
John Thomas Dicks (1818–1881) was a publisher in London in the 19th century. He issued popular, affordably priced fiction and drama, such as "shilling Shakespeares and wonderfully cheap reprints of Scott and other standard authors." Earlier in his career he worked with Peter Perring Thoms and George W. M. Reynolds. Employees included illustrator Frederick Gilbert. Readers included Thomas Burt and Havelock Ellis. Dicks retired in the 1870s, when his sons took over the firm which continued into the 1960s.
Works issued by John Dicks
- Musical Treasures (sheet music series); numbered list
- The British drama: illustrated, 1–4, John Dicks, 1864–66
- Dicks' British Drama, 1866–, 1866 (series)
Dicks' Standard Plays
- Dicks' Standard Plays, 1874–1907 (series)
- List of Dicks' Standard Plays and Free Acting Drama, 1883, OL 7225611M – arranged by number, title, author (Ainsworth, Dickens, Lytton, Scott, etc.), and theme (nautical, dumb hero, ghost, Irish, Scotch, military, temperance, fairy, equestrian, etc.)
- George W. M. Reynolds. Mysteries of the Court of London.
- Dicks' English Novels (series); numbered list
- Dicks' English Library of Standard Works (series).
- Dicks' Celebrated Works (series); numbered list
- Bow Bells: A Weekly Magazine of General Literature and Art, 1862, pp. 83 v – authors included George Manville Fenn, George Augustus Sala
- Reynolds' Miscellany
- Halfpenny Gazette, 1861–1865
- Every Week, 1869–1896
- Penny Illustrated Weekly News
- Fiction, edited by Eliza Winstanley – weekly
- Shakespeare, William (c. 1860s), List of Books Published by John Dicks
- John Dicks' Catalogue, 1874, OCLC 500243028
- "Obituary", The Bookseller, 3 March 1881, hdl:2027/mdp.39015011421453
- "Frederick Gilbert". Yesterday's Papers (blog). 2010. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- Richard D. Altick (1958). "From Aldine to Everyman: Cheap Reprint Series of the English Classics 1830-1906". Studies in Bibliography. 11: 3–24. JSTOR 40371227.
- Christopher Mark Banham (2009). "John Dicks". In Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor (ed.). Dictionary of Nineteenth-century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland. Academia Press. ISBN 978-90-382-1340-8.
- Literary Year-Book. G. Routledge and Sons. 1915.
- Department of Early Printed Books (2012). "Dicks' Standard Plays". Tales of Mystery and Pagination (blog). Dublin: Trinity College Library. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- Sally Vernon (1977). "Trouble up at t'Mill: The Rise and Decline of the Factory Play in the 1830s and 1840s". Victorian Studies. 20 (2): 117–139. JSTOR 3826152.
- Frederic George Kitton (1886). Dickensiana: a bibliography of the literature relating to Charles Dickens and his writings. G. Redway.
- Bernth Lindfors (2007). Ira Aldridge, the African Roscius. University Rochester Press. ISBN 978-1-58046-258-7.
- "Dramatized Works of Charles Dickens", List of Dicks' Standard Plays, 1883
- "Wilkie Collins". Victorian Web. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- Victor E. Neuburg (2013) . "1800–1897". Popular Literature: A History and Guide. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-89434-3.
- Michael Ashley; William Contento (1995). The Supernatural Index: A Listing of Fantasy, Supernatural, Occult, Weird, and Horror Anthologies. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-24030-0.
- Guy Dicks (2006). The John Dicks Press. Lulu.com. ISBN 978-1-4116-4285-0.
- "Dicks, John Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Modern English Biography. 2 (supplement). 1908.
- British Publishing Houses: 1820–1880. 1991.
- Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals
- "Death of Mr. John Thomas Dicks", Reynolds's Newspaper, 13 February 1881
- "John Dicks, Publisher", Times Literary Supplement, 7 November 1942
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- Andrew King (August 25, 2013). "John Dicks, Publisher, and 'Dicks' English Library of Standard Works'". Greenwich English Prof (blog).
- Marie Léger-St-Jean. "Publisher: John Thomas Dicks". Price One Penny: Cheap Literature, 1837–1860. University of Cambridge.