The Complete History Readers No. 1 by Blackie and Son LimitedBookselling in the Scottish countryside at that time often took the form of soliciting subscriptions for books and delivering them in parts. Blackie explains in her book on the company, published in See also W. Blackie, pp. The lesson was not lost on him as he himself moved into bookselling and then publishing — the two trades being still closely connected, with booksellers themselves, in Scotland especially, and in Glasgow as well as Edinburgh, having reprints made of classic and popular works. Courtesy of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Home About Help Search. Scott and Keith T. Blackie explains in her book on the company, published in The Heart of Wessex - Sidney Health.Jump to: navigationsearch. The company set up a Scientific and Technical Department, and began to publish advanced scientific and mathematical texts. The Blackie firm sought to reach out to a wide readership and was a pioneer in the production of inexpensive series. Learn more - opens in a new window or tab.
Stand No. Here is the same book with the dust wrapper removed:. The subscription side of the business was run by a subsidiary company, The Gresham Publishing Co from incorporated.
Blackie & Son was a publishing house in Glasgow, Scotland and London, England from Blackie and Son initially published books sold by subscription, including religious texts and Works by Blackie and Son at Project Gutenberg · Records of Blackie & Son Ltd, publishers, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Scotland - archive.
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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains , pages of information and , images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them. John Blackie, snr , who was born in Glasgow, was originally in business as a weaver. He was persuaded that money could be made by selling sizeable books in monthly or quarterly instalments, by subscription. The bookselling side of the business continued separately in Edinburgh as Fullerton, Somerville and Co.
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