Publisher:Sampson Low, Marston & Company

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Time line of company name & approx dates

  • Sampson Low, Son & Co.[1] 1860-1862
  • Sampson Low, Son & Marston[2] 1867-1869
  • Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle[3] 1873-1874
  • Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington[4] 1876-1890
  • Sampson Low, Marston & Company 1891-1950

Variant Names

  • Sampson Low
    • 1931 (Bleiler78)
    • Founded as an individual buisness, 1853 (or possibly as early as 1837, but only publishing a single buisness circular, no fiction) according to Wikipedia.
    • Date put at 1837 for first Circular, 1849 for first major Catalog, by James J. Barnes.
  • S. Low, Marston & co., ltd
    • 1931 (Google Books)
    • 1856 Mr. Edward Marston becomes a partner (name S. Low, Marston & co probably adopted at this time) (wikipedia & NCSE)
    • 1875 Sampson Low retires. In 1886 he dies (original name without "Marston" very unlikely to have been used after this date) (wikipedia & James J. Barnes & NCSE)
  • Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle
    • 1873 (NZETC)

Variant Locations

  • London
    • 1931 -- (Bleiler78)
      • 1848 -- Red Lion Court, Fleet Street (wikipedia)
      • 1852 -- 47 (and later 14) Ludgate Hill (wikipedia)
      • 1867 -- 188 Fleet Street (wikipedia)
      • 1887 -- St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane (wikipedia)
      • Paternoster Row (wikipedia)
      • 1928 -- Southwark Street, London, S.E.1 (Preface to the centenary edition of Jules Verne:

" The authorised publishers [of Jules Verne] in this country are Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., Southwark Street, London, S.E.1."

Noted Authors and works

Anthony Trollope, William Beckford (Vathek), R.D. Blackmore, Louisa May Alcott, Bulwer Lytton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Victor Hugo and Jules Vern.

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