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Adlard Coles NauticalAdlard Coles Ltd was founded as Robert Ross & Co. Ltd in the 1930s. In 1962 the firm was purchased by Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd, which eventually became part of HarperCollins. Adlard Coles Ltd was sold by HarperCollins in 1990 to A. & C. Black and renamed Adlard Coles Nautical. See the FOB entry for A. & C. Black; and
Advance Publishing CompanyAdvance Publishing Company was founded in 1867 as the book publishing arm of 'Advance' magazine, a Congregationalist church weekly based in Chicago. Advance Publishing Company ceased publishing around 1920, although 'Advance' magazine continued in existence and later underwent a number of mergers. Following the union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1957, the parent church would now be the United Church of Christ. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), pp. 4-5.2009
AGS PublishingThe firm of AGS Publishing was purchased by Pearson Education from WRC Media in June 2005. See
Airlife PublishingThe firm of Airlife Publishing was acquired by the Crowood Press in 2003. See
Alan R. Liss, Inc.Alan R. Liss founded his own publishing firm in New York in 1971. In 1989 the firm was acquired by Wiley. See
Alaska Northwest BooksAlaska Northwest Books was acquired by Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company in 1993, and the name is still used as an imprint. See
Albert and Charles BoniThe publishing firm of Albert and Charles Boni was founded in New York in 1923. Charles Boni left in 1930 and the firm went out of business in 1939. Albert Boni turned his interest to microprint and later founded the Readex Microprint Corporation. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), pp. 54-57 and
Albert W. LoveringAlbert W. Lovering was a publishing firm in Boston in until the 1870s. In 1879 the firm went out of business and two of its former employees established the successor firm of DeWolfe, Fiske and Company. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 119 and see the FOB entry for DeWolfe, Fiske and Company.2009
Alden, Beardsley and CompanyThe publishing firm of Alden, Markham and Company was founded in Auburn, New York in 1852 by James M. Alden, John E. Beardsley and others. The following year the firm changed its name to Alden, Beardsley and Company. The firm went out of business in 1857. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 7.2009
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.Alfred A. Knopf founded his publishing house in New York in 1915. The library and archive of the firm were acquired by the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, in 1959. In 1960 the firm was sold to Random House, which is now owned by Bertelsmann. See and

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