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Collecting yellowbacks

Michael Sadleir

Collecting yellowbacks

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Published by Constable in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Book collecting,
  • English fiction -- 19th century -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesYellow-backs., Victorian railway fiction.
    Statementby Michael Sadleir.
    SeriesAspects of book-collecting
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 p. l., p. 127-161
    Number of Pages161
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13535535M
    LC Control Number38038797
    OCLC/WorldCa7706982

    Best of all for readers, Emory Libraries plans to make the new collection available online, which Faulds estimates will take approximately three years to catalog, organize and digitize. And the eye-candy covers of the yellowbacks, prominently displayed in train stations, were among the first examples of using savvy design and marketing to create a best seller. Image Courtesy of Monash University Library. Specialised volumes reflect an interest in country pursuits: fishing tackle shops, a taxidermist, natural history specimen shops and Naldire's Dog Soap.

    Like what you just read? Emory announced the completed digitization of its previous yellowbacks collection last spring. Another French writer, Maria Louise Ramewho wrote under the pen name "Ouida," popularized the historical romance novel. Yellowbacks, nicknamed " mustard plasters ," were the Victorian era version of airport novels : railway reads that were cheaply bound in papered fiberboard, and usually sold for two shillings about 50 cents. Out of fiscal necessity, the books were not much to look at; the volumes measured approximately 3" by 4" and consisted of text within a simple, drab embossed cover. These range from the expected legal and military works to historical works, novels and school textbooks.

    The rare books collection is comprised of many first editions, translations, inscribed and signed copies, and adaptations enabling textual and bibliographical research. Yellowbacks were cheap, 19th-century British literature sold at railway bookstalls, with colorful, sensationalized covers to attract buyers. Artists such as Cruikshank, Phiz and A. Product advertising seems to be aimed mainly at women; the most common advertisements are for Pears' and Brookes' soaps, also medical and toilet preparations, noticeably Eno's Fruit Salt with its attractive chromolithographed inserts in many s volumes. Michael Sadleir, in New Paths to Book Collecting,reprinted as Collecting Yellowbacks Victorian Railway Fiction, discussed their development from the printed and ornamental glazed boards introduced as a cheaper and more decorative method of casing in the first half of the nineteenth century.


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Kate Greenaway is a well-known Victorian-era book illustrator whose work is still recognized today.

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Collection Highlights The variety within the new collection makes it unique. From the late s the yellowback soon settled into standard formats: first a narrower 12mo in various colours, and then a fatter 8vo, most often in yellow or cream boards priced at two shillings, with a pictorial design on the front.

To access the yellowbacks online: 1. This became the name of the whole series with its Author sub-series G: item no. Her work is still recognized today. This study is based on his own extensive library of 1, Yellowbacks and 1, 19th century paperbacks and an exhaustive search of every major trade and literary journal of the last century.

Best of all for readers, Emory Libraries plans to make the new collection available online, which Faulds estimates will take approximately three years to catalog, organize and digitize. Scholars and casual readers can now discover these works.

The books often carried an advertisement on the back cover, helping to cover printing costs. Collection Highlights The variety within the new collection makes it unique. The yellowbacks were such a financial success upon introduction inthat nearly every major publisher of the day began a series aimed at the railway reader.

Yellowbacks were the first lightweight, portable book, inexpensive enough to be printed in mass quantities, and priced to be affordable for the growing working class created by the Industrial Revolution.

Emory University which holds the second largest collection of yellowbacks of any American university, has announced that more than 1, of these 19th century rarities have now been digitized and made available for free downloading. Image Courtesy of Monash University Library.

Yellowbacks were cheap, 19th-century British literature sold at railway bookstalls, with colorful, sensationalized covers to attract buyers. He says he'll be able to confirm the size of the collection once he finishes cataloging it.

Emory Acquires Topp Collection of Victorian Literature

Both publishers are an ideal place to start for anyone just beginning to collect Yellowbacks. To access the pamphlets of the French Revolution: 1.

Emory Collecting yellowbacks book the completed digitization of its previous yellowbacks collection last spring. Today, they are highly collectible and harder to find. London: Ward, Lock. Although yellowbacks continued to appear into the early years of the twentieth century, they were gradually overtaken during the s by a reduction in price for new novels on the one hand, and the arrival of the sixpenny, or even threepenny, paper-covered reprint on the other.

Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. This catalogue contains an excellent representative selection of yellowback production from all periods of its development.

Though less well-known to scholars and collectors than the more exploitative " penny dreadfuls ," yellowbacks hold an important place in publishing history.A yellow-back or yellowback is a cheap novel which was published in Britain in the second half of the 19th century.

They were occasionally called "mustard-plaster" novels. Developed in the s to compete with the "penny dreadful", yellow-backs were marketed as entertaining reading. Michael Sadleir, in New Paths to Book Collecting,reprinted as Collecting Yellowbacks (Victorian Railway Fiction),discussed their development from the printed and ornamental glazed boards introduced as a cheaper and more decorative method of casing in the first half of the nineteenth century.

From the late s the yellowback soon. The name of a physical collection of related content, which the described resource is a part of. This field is especially relevant for archival materials structured in collections and it should be used in conjunction with Source Item Call Number.

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Biographical Note. Chester W. Topp, a mathematics professor, began collecting Victorian literature and yellowbacks in particular, in Yellowbacks are cheap novels published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in Great Britain.