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Riverside PressThe Riverside Press was a publishing firm founded by Henry Houghton in 1852. In 1872 George Mifflin became a partner in the firm. In 1880 the Riverside Press merged with the remnants of the firms of Ticknor and Fields and Houghton, Osgood and Company to form Houghton Mifflin and Company. See
RivingtonThe publishing firm of the Rivington family was founded in the early eighteenth century. It was sold to Longman in 1890, on the retirement of Francis Hansard Rivington. There was, however, another firm founded by Septimus Rivington which was active in publishing from 1897. The principal Rivington rights remained with Longman. These rights were sold to Evans Brothers in 1962. See 'The Times', 15 August 1962, and
Roaring Brook PressRoaring Brook Press was founded in 2001 in Connecticut as a publisher of children's books. In 2004 the firm was purchased by the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck and became part of Macmillan. See and
Robbins Music CorporationRobbins Music Corporation was founded by J. J. Robbins in New York in 1927. In 1939 Robbins became part of the Big 3 Music Corporation, which in turn became part of United Artists in 1973. See 'Music printing and publishing' / edited by D. W. Krummel and Stanley Sadie (1990) and
Robert AitkenRobert Aitken founded his firm in Philadelphia in 1773 as a bookseller, stationer, bookbinder and publisher. Following his death in 1802, the firm was managed by his daughter Jane Aitken. The firm went out business, on account of family debts, in 1813. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 5. 2009
Robert BellRobert Bell founded his bookselling and publishing firm in Philadelphia in 1768. The firm went out of existence in 1784. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 48. 2009
Robert M. DeWitt PublisherThe publishing firm of DeWitt and Davenport was founded in New York in 1848 by Robert M. DeWitt and James Davenport. The partnership was dissolved in 1856, but the firm continued as Robert M. DeWitt Publisher from 1857. DeWitt died in 1877 and the firm went out of existence. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 118.2009
Robert M. McBride and CompanyRobert M. McBride and Company was a publishing firm founded in New York in 1915 by Robert Medill McBride. Its predecessor firms were called McBride, Winston and Company and McBride, Nast and Company (q.v). In 1948 the firm was in financial difficulties and sold sixty of its titles to Dodd, Mead (q.v.). In 1949 the remainder of the firm was sold to Outlet Book Company. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), pp. 224-227, and see the FOB entry for Outlet Book Company, which indicates the firm is today a division of Random House, Inc. (, known as Random House Value Publishing.2008
Robert O. BallouRobert O. Ballou was a journalist, editor and publisher. In 1932 he was briefly vice-president of the firm of Jonathan Cape and Robert Ballou. From 1932 to 1935 he ran his own publishing company, but he wound up the firm and went to work for other publishers including Jonathan Cape and then Viking Press. He died in 1977. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 33.2008
Robert Ross & Co. LtdRobert Ross & Co. Ltd was founded in the 1930s as a nautical publishing company. In 1952, the firm changed its name to Adlard Coles Ltd, and since 1990 it has been known as Adlard Coles Nautical. See the FOB entry for Adlard Coles Nautical and

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