24862 BRIGGS, Asa:
A HISTORY OF LONGMANS AND THEIR BOOKS 1724-1990. Longevity in Publishing.
The British Library & Oak Knoll Press , London, 2008
4to.pp.xii+ 587. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
‘Early nineteenth-century Longman authors included William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, and Sir Walter Scott, and by the middle of the century they had become a publishing “Leviathan.” Late Victorian authors included A.Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. Rider Haggard. Throughout its history, the House of Longmans has published a variety of important works, covering religion, law, medicine, science, and sport and has been a major publisher of dictionaries and reference books.’