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Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. was a division of the Meredith Publishing Company. It is a result of the merger of Appleton-Century Company with F.S. Crofts Co. in 1948. Prior to that The Century Company had merged with D. Appleton & Company in 1933.

SuccessorAppleton & Lange (medical)
Prentice Hall (textbooks)
Hawthorn Books (trade)
Country of originUnited States

The Century Company and its subsequent incarnations published the New Century Dictionary.

Eventually Meredith sold the majority of the company and the Appleton name to Prentice-Hall in 1973.[1] Part of the company became part of Hawthorn Books and New Win Publishing.



  • Century vagabond books of travel

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  1. ^ Gelder, Lawrence Van (1973-11-11). "Main Operations of Appleton Sold". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  2. ^ "McGraw-Hill to buy Appleton & Lange". Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  • New Century Dictionary. (1963). ii. New York:Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.

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