1 edition of Yellowbacks found in the catalog.
|Statement||[compiled by Ian Rogerson].|
|Contributions||Rogerson, Ian., Manchester Polytechnic. Library.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||40p., 4 leaves of plates :|
|Number of Pages||40|
Author Topp, Chester W. Title Victorian yellowbacks & paperbacks, / by Chester W. Topp. Format Book Edition. Yellowbacks were cheap, 19th century British literature sold at railway book stalls, with colorful, sensational covers to attract buyers. While some were well-known books such as "Sense and Sensibility," many of the yellowbacks were obscure titles by authors unknown today.
Yellowbacks were cheap, 19th century British literature sold at railway book stalls, with colorful, sensational covers to attract buyers. How to access the yellowbacks: You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Chester W. Topp is the author of Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ), Victorian Yellowba 4/5(1).
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A yellow-back is a cheap fiction novel which was published in Britain in the second half of the 19th century. They were occasionally called 'mustard-plaster' novels. Yellowbacks were inexpensive, highly commercial paperbacks published in Victorian Britain and sold through W.H.
Smith bookstalls in railway stations. Today, they are highly collectible and harder to find. Hardcover; Publisher: Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, Volume VIII - Simpkin, Marchall & Co., J.W.
Arrowsmith, Richard Bentlry, Ward & Downey, & James Blackwood. Language: English ISBN ISBN Package Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: Be the first to write a reviewFormat: Hardcover. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED as inexpensive books to be sold in railway book stalls, Yellowbacks represent a major cultural window through which we can view Victorian England.
Yellowbacks were an innovation in British publishing and were universally popular. The new binding was made from fiberboard covered with glazed paper and an illustration printed in 2,3, and 4 colors.
The first copies measured " by ". The name ‘Yellow Back Books’ is a reference to ‘Yellow-Backs’, an early example of cheap paperback books printed for the mass market and distributed throughout train station shops. ‘Yellow-Backs’ included sensational fiction and adventure stories, educational manuals and biographies, and they played a critical role in democratising.
Yellowbacks are a distinctive category of cheap books which began to appear in the middle of the nineteenth century, at about the same time as W. Smith's first railway bookstalls. Order a Directory Yellowbook publishes hundreds of print directories across the United States, providing consumers with easy and immediate access to local business information.
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They were occasionally called "mustard-plaster" novels. Developed in the s to compete with the " penny dreadful ", yellow-backs were marketed as entertaining reading.
In the late s, English publishers began issuing inexpensive volumes intended primarily for reading on trains.
Bound in straw boards covered with paper that was often yellow, the books were dubbed "yellowbacks." They continued to appear until at least Cited by: Named for their frequently yellow-tinted covers, yellowbacks are books that were sold in England during the late 19th-century at railway stations.
Yellowbacks were made and sold at a cheap price — usually retailing at a shilling each. After Dickens’s death in Collins’s fortunes waned (although some authors attribute his downfall to laudanum). The Athenæum collection include 15 titles by Collins, most of them in yellowback form.
Put simply, yellowbacks were cheap, entertaining books that could be carried with you as you travelled. Much more practical than lugging the typical three-volume novels of the era around, they revolutionised the books industry and brought books by authors such as Jane Austen and Rudyard Kipling to a.
Yellowbacks were inexpensive, highly commercial paperbacks published in Victorian Britain and sold through W.H. Smith bookstalls in railway stations. Today, they are highly collectable and harder to find.
Exclusive 'yellowbacks' sold in W H Smith to mark anniversary Published March The company is also asking its customers and every book-lover nationwide to vote for their favourite book Author: Natasha Onwuemezi.
Michael Sadleir, in New Paths to Book Collecting,reprinted as Collecting Yellowbacks (Victorian Railway Fiction),discussed their development from the printed and ornamental glazed boards introduced as a cheaper and more decorative method of casing in the first half of the nineteenth century.
From the late s the yellowback soon. Book producer and Grolier Club (page images at HathiTrust) Book sales of [/98] A record of the most important books sold at auction and the prices realized, (London, P. Cockram [etc.], ), by Temple Scott, ed.
by Temple Scott (page images at HathiTrust). Images of the Victorian book: Yellowbacks - Index Yellowbacks. In contrast, hardcover or hardback books are bound with cardboard covered with cloth, plastic or leather.
The pages on the inside are made of paper. Inexpensive books bound in paper have existed since at least the 19th century in such forms as pamphlets, yellowbacks, dime novels, and airport novels.
Modern paperbacks can be differentiated by size.The Athenæum’s collection of over yellowbacks chiefly represents the work of Chatto & Windus, publishers located in Piccadilly, London. Old call number stickers indicate that these were part of the Athenæum’s 19th-century recreational reading collection, a collection which grew following the board decision in December, to allow.
Michael Sadleir, in his article "Collecting Yellowbacks" (included in New Paths in Book-Collecting, edited by John Carter, Constable, ), was the first to call the attention of collectors to this common, but more or less obscure and neglected, aspect of nineteenth-century book production.