First edition. A catalogue of almost 1800 entries that suggests the wide geographical, topical, and qualitative scope of 19th century subscription publishing, that a significant number of Americans of all regions, ethnic affiliations, and walks of life, were eager to consume. The importance of the canvassing books through which agents created and responded to this vast market is a central theme of the author's introduction. This catalogue is largely from the collection of sample and canvassing books compiled by Robert Seymour of the Colebrooks Book Barn, and purchased by Michael Zinman, estimated to be more than seven times greater than any other institutional or private collection. Illustrated with publishers' cover letters, promotional slips, salesmans' weekly reports, handbills, and other ephemera. With indexes of publishers, places, copyright holders, titles, and languages other than English. xxviii, iii , 517+ 1 pages. cloth. 8vo..
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