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Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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There's one by David Severn (David Unwin; Stanley's son, Rayner's brother), about his life with his father. The title escapes me; it's called something like "Life with my father". I'll try to find my copy.

And there's a book called "From Swann Sonneschein to George Allen & Unwin", or something like that, which tells of the early days of the company.

And I picked up a Festschrift (sp?) for Stanley Unwin which has a few nuggets in, but it clearly had a v limited print run.

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/5/7 23:58


Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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I was hoping for some recommendations on books on the following areas

History of George Allen publishers

I am not really aware of any books that deal with the history of George Allen before Sir Stanley Unwin bought the company, though there is a chapter in George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer.

Wellinghall provided the following book

From Swan Sonnenschein to George Allen & Unwin Ltd -
Mumby, F.A. & Frances H.S. Stallybrass (GA&U)

History of George Allen & Unwin publishers

The books that I currently have which deal with this area are:

The Truth about a Publisher - Sir Stanley Unwin (GA&U)
The Publishing Unwins - Philip Unwin (Heinemann)
Fifty Years with Father: A Relationship - David Unwin (GA&U)
George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer - Rayner Unwin (Merlin Unwin)

Wellinghall provided the following booklet

Sir Stanley Unwin: The Celebration of his 80th Birthday and Golden Wedding Day; with allusions to 50 years of George Allen & Unwin Ltd under his direction; 40 years on the Executive of The International Publishers Association; and 30 years on The British Council - Booklet

Findegil provided the following pamphlet

Fifty Years of Publishing Books That Matter - Unknown Author (GA&U)

and I would probably also include

The Truth about Publishing - Stanley Unwin (GA&U) though not dealing exclusively with George Allen & Unwin

History of Unwin Brothers printers

The Printing Unwins : a short history of Unwin brothers, the Gresham Press, 1826-1976 - Philip Unwin (GA&U)

Does anyone have any other recommendations?

Andrew

Posted on: 2010/5/7 23:09

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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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> Stu - As I only have 1-4 & 7 in paperback, I'd essentially be interested in having a look at whatever you're willing to part with!

Sorry Mr Burns, I'm currently in the wilds of the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea, but I did a quick check before I left Australia and there were at least the copies I had previously mentioned (possibly more when I look in other boxes). I'll be back in civilisation towards the end of next week, so I'll do some snaps then.

It is currently raining very hard, but the view is very Fangorn-like with forest stretching between 50 and 100ks in pretty much any direction. Just hoping that my accommodation for the night doesn't end up at the bottom of the valley as heavy rain = landslips in these parts!

Stu

Posted on: 2010/5/6 23:34


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Well having the first copies with a typo might just make these PODs unique :)

Stu.

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I pointed out your issues to David @ HC and he is investigating. Thanks for the tips! He said they just started printing them this week, so you are probably getting the very first few copies.

Posted on: 2010/5/6 13:02
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