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Chapman & Hall was a British publishing house in London, founded in the first half of the 19th century by Edward Chapman and William Hall. Chapman & Hall were publishers for Charles Dickens (from 1840 until 1844 and again from 1858 until 1870), William Thackeray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anthony Trollope, Eadweard Muybridge and Evelyn Waugh.

Chapman & Hall
Current logo
Parent companyCRC Press
Founded1834
FounderEdward Chapman and William Hall
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Publication typesBooks
Nonfiction topicsMathematics, statistics
Official websitecrcpress.com

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HistoryEdit

Upon Hall's death in 1847, Chapman's cousin Frederic Chapman began his progress through the ranks of the company and eventually becoming a partner in 1858 and sole proprietor on Edward Chapman's retirement from Chapman & Hall in 1866. In 1868 author Anthony Trollope bought a third of the company for his son, Henry Merivale Trollope. From 1902 to 1930 the company's managing director was Arthur Waugh. In the 1930s the company merged with Methuen, a merger which, in 1955, participated in forming the Associated Book Publishers. The latter was acquired by The Thomson Corporation in 1987.

Chapman & Hall was sold again in 1998 as part of Thomson Scientific and Professional to Wolters Kluwer, who sold on its well-regarded mathematics and statistics list to CRC Press. Today the name of Chapman & Hall/CRC is used as an imprint for science and technology books by Taylor and Francis, part of the Informa group since 2004.

Most notably, the company were publishers for Charles Dickens (from 1840 until 1844 and again from 1858 until 1870), William Thackeray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anthony Trollope, Eadweard Muybridge and Evelyn Waugh. They continued to publish previously unpublished Dickens material well into the 20th century. Another popular author on the books in the 1880s was Henry Hawley Smart.

The firm kept an office at 186 Strand, and later at 193 Piccadilly[1] and 11 Henrietta Street in Covent Garden.

Book seriesEdit

  • Fish and Fisheries Series
  • The Foreign Library
  • Library of Travel

Further readingEdit

Wikisource has original works published by or about:
  • "Frederic Chapman (1823-1895)". Dictionary of National Biography. 1901.
  • Frank Arthur Mumby (1911). "Chapman and Hall". The Romance of Book Selling: A History from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century. Little, Brown.
  • Arthur Waugh (1930). A hundred years of publishing: being the story of Chapman & Hall. Chapman & Hall.
  • John Sutherland (1990). "Chapman and Hall". Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-1842-4.
  • Schlicke, Paul (2011). "Chapman and Hall". The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-964018-8.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Publishers". The British Metropolis in 1851: A Classified Guide to London. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co. 1851.

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