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A. & C. BlackA. & C. Black was founded by Adam and Charles Black in 1807. The firm is still trading under its own name, but is owned by Bloomsbury Publishing. See www.acblack.com and www.bloomsbury.com/uk.2014
A. M. Robertson and CompanyAlexander Mitchell Robertson founded his bookselling and publishing firm in San Francisco in 1889. The firm went out of existence around 1931. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 398.2009
A. Roman Publishing CompanyAnton Roman founded his publishing firm in San Francisco in 1860. The firm went out of business around 1888 and Roman became a real estate agent and loan broker. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 400.2009
A. S. Barnes & Co.The publishing firm of A. S. Barnes & Co. was founded in Hartford, Connecticut in 1838 by Alfred S. Barnes. Barnes had various partners in the early years and the firm briefly used names including Alfred S. Barnes and Charles Davies and A. S. Barnes & Burr, before reverting to A. S. Barnes & Co. In 1958 A. S. Barnes & Co. merged with Thomas Yoseloff, Inc. "Yoseloff and his son Julien remained in control of the firm until 1978, when it was acquired by Leisure Dynamics, Incorporated of San Diego, California" (quoted from 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 390). See also the obituary of Thomas Yoseloff by his daughter Tamar Yoseloff, 'The Guardian', 13 February 2008. Soon after the acquisition of the firm by Leisure Dynamics, the names of Thomas Yoseloff and A. S. Barnes disappeared as imprints.2009
A. W. Shaw CompanyA. W. Shaw Company was an early acquisition of the McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1928. See www.mcgraw-hill.com.2008
A. Wessels and CompanyThe publishing house of A. Wessels and Company was founded in New York in 1900. In 1911 the firm was nearing bankruptcy and was liquidated by a committee of New York publishers. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 379.2009
A. Williams and CompanyAlexander Williams founded his bookselling and publishing firm in Boston in 1855. In 1883 Williams retired and the firm was renamed Cupples, Upham and Company (later J. G. Cupples Company). See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), pp. 111 & 491 and see the FOB entry for the J. G. Cupples Company.2009
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; www.acblack.com and www.bloomsbury.com/uk.2014
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
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 www.readex.com.2008

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