MEMORIES OF A PUBLISHER 1865-1915 (SIGNED): Putnam, George Haven, Litt.D. MEMORIES OF A PUBLISHER 1865-1915 (SIGNED): Putnam, George Haven, Litt.D. MEMORIES OF A PUBLISHER 1865-1915 (SIGNED): Putnam, George Haven, Litt.D. MEMORIES OF A PUBLISHER 1865-1915 (SIGNED): Putnam, George Haven, Litt.D.


Putnam, George Haven, Litt.D.

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1915
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover

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Inscribed First Edition of the celebrated publisher's memoirs of his working life and the various causes he supported. Deep burgundy cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine and blind stamp border to front. A 1/2 x1/2 ich triangular bump to the bottom right of front board and a little bumping and minor shelf scuffing to other corners, otherwise the cover is clean, square and bright. Text block is also bright and square, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. Newspaper (still present) off-setting to front endpapers and faint off-setting to rfep top left corner from a booksellers label. 492pp including index followed by "A selection from the catalogue of G.P.Putnam's Sons 10pp, fly, endpapers. Photographic (collotype?) frontisepiece portrait of the author by Vanderwyde with tissue guard. Inscribed in violet blue pencil at top of fly "To Colonel W.D. Mann with the cordial regards of Geo. Haven Putnam Oct. 1915" (there is a faint blind imprint of this inscription on the following page). Handsome copy of this memoir by the celebrated publisher - inscribed by him to Col. W.D. Mann who had served in the 7th Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War and had been appointed to the Board Of Visitors to the West Point Military Acadamy in 1899 by President McKinley. He later became a businessman and newspapaper publisher. George Haven Putnam was born in London, UK where his father had been living since 1841. In 1848 the family returned to the United States, settling at Stapleton, New York, on Staten Island. He studied at American and European Universities and traveled widely in Europe. With the outbreak of the American Civil War he left university without graduating to return home to serve in the Union Army. At the war's end, Major Putnam joined his father's publishing business, "G. Putnam Broadway." On his father's death in 1872, George H. Putnam and his brothers John Bishop Putnam and Irving took over the business, renaming it G. P. Putnam's Sons. In 1899, he married Emily James Smith. George H. Putnam retired in 1924, formally handing over the presidency of G. P. Putnam's Sons to Palmer C. Putnam. He died in 1930, aged 85. Bookseller Inventory # 72379

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Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1915

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Edition: First Edition.

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