D. Appleton & Company

D. Appleton & Company was an American publishing company founded by Daniel Appleton, who opened a general store which included books. He published his first book in 1831. The company's publications gradually extended over the entire field of literature. It issued the works of contemporary scientists at moderate prices, for example, Herbert Spencer, John Tyndall, Thomas Huxley, Charles Darwin, etc. Medical books formed a special department, and books in the Spanish language for the South American market were a specialty which the firm made its own. In belles lettres and American history, it had a strong list of names among its authors.[2]

D. Appleton & Company
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FounderDaniel Appleton
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
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  1. ^ a b "CENTURY TO MERGE WITH APPLETON & CO.; Two of the Oldest Publishing Houses in Nation Being United by Stockholders. HILTMAN TO BE CHAIRMAN W.M. Shuster Will Be President of New Company — Project Long Under Consideration. (Published 1933)". The New York Times. 18 March 1933. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. ^ Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Appleton, Daniel" . Encyclopedia Americana.
  3. ^ "House of Appleton". Major American Publishers. The Hyde Park Book Store. Archived 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2013-09-14.

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