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See also Publisher:G. P. Putnam's Sons and G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Founded in 1838 as a book retailer in New York City, Wiley & Putnam within ten years began publishing books under the leadership of George Palmer Putnam. When he died in 1872, the company was ran by his three sons, becoming G. P. Putnam's Sons, a name that continues to this day. In 1965, Putnam purchased the paperback publisher Berkley Books. When Putnam purchased Grosset and Dunlap in 1982, it also acquired Ace Books in the deal. In 1996, Putnam itself was acquired by the Penguin Group, but remains a separate publishing company.

ISBN used by Putnam: 0-399-xxxxx-x


"G. P. Putnam's Sons" at English Wikipedia

Penguin Group history of Putnam

Wikipedia articles on the 20th century publishing company and on George Palmer Putnam give crucial dates 1838, 1841, 1848.

The US national library dates the partnership Wiley and Putnam from 1840 to 1847. The German national library, among other dates, gives 1841 to 1848 for what may be the London office under George Palmer Putnam.

Sequence of database publishers as of 2018-06-29

to 1848, Wiley and Putnam -- -- seven publications from 1838 to 1849
(succeeded also by John Wiley & Sons)
George P. Putnam -- -- three publications 1848 to 1851
G. P. Putnam & Son -- -- one 1867 publication
from 1872, G. P. Putnam's Sons