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us: Little Leather Library Corporation


  • [Guide to the Little Leather Library Collection, 1920-1924, viewed online 2010-09-23:] www.lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/ms160 (The Little Leather Library Corp. of New York was first to mass-market inexpensive books in U.S. Founded in 1916 by Albert Boni, Harry Scherman and Maxwell Sackheim, made available 101 literary classics in miniature editions. Bound in green imitation leather and reminiscent of the Redcroft editions (imitating Roycroft Press)1920-1924. Only the first two editions were bound in real leather. Initially sold at Woolworths, then in popular magazines (Nat'l Geographic 1922-1924), sometimes as cereal box promotions. Robert K. Hass Publishers took control of Little Leather Library Corp. in 1924. Boni later established Modern Library Publishing Company, of which Random House Publishers would become a subsidiary. Scherman, Sackheim and Hass later helped establish Book of the Month Club.

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    • found: Without benefit of clergy, between 1916 and 1925?: t.p. (Little Leather Library Corporation)
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    • [Guide to the Little Leather Library Collection, 1920-1924, viewed online 2010-09-23:] www.lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/ms160 (The Little Leather Library Corp. of New York was first to mass-market inexpensive books in U.S. Founded in 1916 by Albert Boni, Harry Scherman and Maxwell Sackheim, made available 101 literary classics in miniature editions. Bound in green imitation leather and reminiscent of the Redcroft editions (imitating Roycroft Press)1920-1924. Only the first two editions were bound in real leather. Initially sold at Woolworths, then in popular magazines (Nat'l Geographic 1922-1924), sometimes as cereal box promotions. Robert K. Hass Publishers took control of Little Leather Library Corp. in 1924. Boni later established Modern Library Publishing Company, of which Random House Publishers would become a subsidiary. Scherman, Sackheim and Hass later helped establish Book of the Month Club.
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