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us: Bodley Head (Firm)

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    • us: Bodley Head Ltd.
    • us: John Lane the Bodley Head
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      Bodley Head Limited
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    • found: Lambert, J.W. The Bodley Head, 1887-1987, 1987: t.p. (The Bodley Head, London) t.p. verso (The Bodley Head Ltd., 32 Bedford Sq., London)
    • found: LC in RLIN, 10-18-88 (hdg.: Bodley Head Limited; usage: The Bodley Head)
    • found: Geelmuyden, H. Oceans free, c1962: t.p. verso (The Bodley Head Ltd)
    • found: Grahame, Kenneth. Dream days, 1930: title page (John Lane The Bodley Head Limited)
    • found: Lambert, J.W. The Bodley Head, 1887-1987, ©1987: page 114 (Lane set about establishing his American company; opened November 1896 at 140 Fifth Avenue, publishing the parent firm's own books from London; the American Bodley Head) page 164-165 (the John Lane Company of New York, established in 1896) page 201 (Lane sold the John Lane Company of New York to Dodd, Mead and in the same year formed his own company, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, in London)
    • found: Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin web site, viewed November 21, 2016: John Lane Company finding aid (partnership between Lane and Elkin Mathews led to the creation in 1887 of the Bodley Head, a firm initially involved with the antiquarian book trade; within a few years the Bodley Head had begun publishing limited editions; in 1894 the partnership was terminated; Lane retained the firm's imprint and to it prefixed his own name: John Lane The Bodley Head; in 1896 he opened a New York branch) {}
    • found: University of Reading Special Collections web site, viewed November 21, 2016: Records of the Bodley Head, Ltd. (The Bodley Head was founded in 1887 as a partnership between Elkin Mathews and John Lane opening shop at 6B Vigo Street in September 1887; adopted an image of Sir Thomas Bodley's head for the sign above the firm's door; partnership dissolved on 30 September 1894; Lane took the sign of the Bodley Head and moved to new premises in the Albany; in 1921 became a private limited-liability company; firm went into receivership in 1936, was acquired by a consortium of publishers George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., Jonathan Cape, and J.M. Dent; acquired by Ansbacher & Co. with Max Reinhardt in 1957; sold by Reinhardt to Random House in 1987; Random House continues to publish children's books under the Bodley Head imprint) {}
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    • 1988-10-20: new
    • 2016-11-22: revised
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