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Chapman & Hall

Chapman & Hall
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Parent company CRC Press
Founded 1834
Founder Edward Chapman and William Hall
Country of origin United Kingdom
Publication types books
Nonfiction topics mathematics and statistics
Official website .com.crcpresswww

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, Eadweard Muybridge and Evelyn Waugh.

History

Upon Hall's death in 1847, Chapman's cousin Frederic Chapman became partner in the company, of which he became sole manager upon the retirement of Edward Chapman in 1864. 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, 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 They continued to publish previously unpublished Dickens material well into the 20th century.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 on the Strand, and later on at 193 Piccadilly[1] and in Covent Garden.

References

  1. ^ "General Publishers". The British Metropolis in 1851: A Classified Guide to London. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co. 1851. 
  • Schlicke, Paul (2011). "Chapman and Hall". The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens. Oxford University Press.  
  • History of CRC Press

Further reading

  • "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.  
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