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created 2019-03-29 by exports from homepage, then section 1 User:Pwendt#March 2019; and from the parent pages, /Publishers#Oxford series


Oxford series

[1] Man Gua 1959-03-20 p12 ; Mary Crozier, "Limits of the Imagination": "[OUP] has cast its net wide and brought a number of them [how recent?] into a new series--the Oxford Children's Library at the price of 5s." (16 books?) --"three more of the series are due in April" inclg Tarn
[2] Man Gua -07-04 p4 ; Mary Crozier, "Jules Verne and science fiction"
The Guardian [new title] 1959-12-04 p10 ; Mary Crozier, "A Jolly Lot of Girls" --school stories and otherwise, including The Lark

reprint series, barely named in newspapers except by Mary Crozier (no hits 1957/58, 60/66)


pubseries Oxford Children's Library

WorldCat

se:"Oxford children's library" (94 numbered hits, not all genuinely distinct titles; 1958 to [1975] including 18 as 1958)
1958- o[3] o[4], 1967- o[5]
Crozier 1959-03-20 implies #1-16 1958?, #17-19 1959-04, #20-22 1959-09

She names 8 of 16. And three each for April, September

Apr59 The Little Duke; #18 The Treasure of the Isle of Mist; #17 Prelude
Sep59 The Lark in the Morn; Simon; #21 The Valiant Sailor

The Treasure #18, ISBN 019277018-7

2 belated hits 1967/1974

1969-03-27 p11 The Guardian, as "two new additions"
7/6 The Great Gale (Burton)
7/6 For the King (Welch) #51
1970-05-15 p703 "Spring Books from Oxford" New Statesman
10/- Ballerina (Nadia C-P) #58
10/- The Grange at High Force (Philip Turner) #59
10/- The Lark on the Wing (Vipont) #60

WorldCat also reports

1970 The Bronze Chrysanthemum #61
1970 The barque of the brothers : a tale of the days of Henry the Navigator (Baumann) #62
1970 Timpetill (Manfred Michael) #63

WorldCat records imply the last new addition is either 1970 or [1971] Brother Dusty-Feet o[6] ISBN-0192770241 #24; or 1974 Minnow on the Say o[7] ISBN-0192770640 #64? Amazon UK; or 1974 Captain of Dragoons o[8] ISBN-0192770659 #65? Amazon UK; or [1975] The Armourer's House o[9] ISBN-0192770276 #27

Amazon UK #66 Knight's Fee (Rosemary Sutcliff) o[10]

#64-66 may be ISBN assigned 1974 to earlier Oxford Children's Library publications?

Re #66 see the 1973 Oxford paperback UK o[11] ISBN-0192720384

no match: 0192770675 683 691

support for this interpretation of ISBN: o[12] The Gauntlet #11 as 019277011-X o[13] 1972\1958

skim all; here list other likely spec-fic

Eleanor Farjeon, The Glass Slipper #28 1962 \1955 T2260366
Max Voegeli, The Wonderful Lamp 1963 o[14] o[15] --1955 transl. E. M. Prince of 1952 German ; o[16] o[17] 228pp B55-6481
Hilda Lewis, The Ship That Flew 1965 o[18] --1939 T1572515
Ruth Manning-Sanders, Animal Stories #40 1967 o[19]
Eleanor Farjeon, The Silver Curlew #56 1969 \1953 T1935396
Max Voegeli --nidb niLC [10] https://www.worldcat.org/identities/np-voegeli,%20max/ [20]
= Michael West 1921-05-02 to 1985-04-24

search newspapers 1955\1963 (7: 1955 3, 1956, ; 1960, 1961 2 Prince of Hindustan 12/6)

10/6 [21] The Spectator 1955-07-08 p51 Amabel Williams-Ellis "[TWL] (a non-traditional tale bya Swiss author) is a good story of a little boy of the time of Haroun al Raschid who sails with Sinbad and becomes a prince." ;
Oxford US $2.75 [22] NYT 1955-09-04 [23] 1956-08-05 "[TWL] ... is not a fairy tale, though the lamp which Ali ached to possess was Aladdin's lamp. ... "
Prince of Hindustan --a sequel?
The Silver Nutmeg, Palmer Brown (book 2, K); Pawpaw book 1 at Kirkus
Magic Island, Clifford Webb (Golliwogs picture book, probably o[24] o[25]

https://lccn.loc.gov/no98080420 https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no98-080420


Kirkus brief, positive, no date

Kirkus: Tarnowska, The Arabian Nights K as 2010-12-01

Thief of Bagdad (1924 film) [26]

Amazon

Wonderful Lamp 1955 B007T3S5OY (no image); 1957(?) [27]; 1963 [28]
Prince of Industan 1960 [29]; 1961 [30]
Robin Hood 1977 [31]


Eleanor Farjeon

User:Pwendt/People/Eleanor Farjeon


(The) Oxford Bookshelf --nidb

WorldCat

se:"Oxford bookshelf" (74 hits; 1930 30 31 (64 as 1936 to 1941) 43 44 44 46 48 49 63)
1936 o[32], 1941- o[33]
1943 "2d ed. with an appendix of additional poems, and a critical introd." o[34]
1946 "Rev. with additions" o[35]

5 other late dates are all later impressions.


pubseries The World's Classics
se
"World's Classics" --3 indb --WorldCat search hits all "Oxford World's Classics"

also, not to be confused with (NY, London: M.W. Dunne) Library of World's Classics

newspapers "grant richards" "world's classics") 1900/01 (45 hits; one May 1901, 44 from June)

[36] The Bookman May 1901 p3 (= 1901 p35?) both the GRichards series (the first three mid-May) and Macmillan "Library of English Classics" (25 out, two Carlyle fc May) --in fact #3 is listed among "This week's books" Saturday Review 1901-06-08 --#2 among "Books Received" The Speaker 1901-06-08 p288
[37] Man Gua -06-25 p4 "From Mr. Grant Richards's Spring List"
#1 (Brontë 1) Jane Eyre --#1-2 among "Books Received The Sphere 1901-06-08 p256
[38] [39] The Spectator -06-22 p933, quoting The Sphere -06-15 -- 1s cloth, 2s leather; "quite the cheapest series that has yet been put upon the English Book Market"

"neither of the series produced by the firm of Walter Scott nor the series issued by the Routledges [3 series mentioned above?] had anything approaching the bulk of the Grant Richards's series." (end quote) Cover design for the series by Laurence Housman.

#2 (Lamb) The Essays of Elia and last essays of Elia o[40]
#3 (Tennyson)
[41] The Spectator 1901-07-27 p139 "From Mr. Grant Richards's Spring List", #1-3, now listing #4-10 as forthcoming September [schedule and sequence revised in fact]
#4 1901 Grant Richards (Goldsmith)
#5 (Hazlitt) o[42] --or that is Hazlitt 1, World Classics 5
#6 1901 Grant Richards (Emerson)
#7 1901 Grant Richards (Keats)
The Spectator 1901-11-02 p679 "From Mr. Grant Richards's Autumn List. Just Published." --includes #6-7 --same 1901-10-12 p539 lists none
#8 38 120 121 128 (Dickens, 1901-07)
#9 1901 Grant Richards (Ingoldsby)
#10 1901 Grant Richards (Brontë 2) Wuthering Heights
[43] The Review of Reviews (Nov 1901)
[44] The Spectator 1901-11-23 p815 "... Volumes Ready" 1-10 incl 9-10 as "Ready November 27th" ... 26s/48s subscription for all of the 1901/1902 vols #1-22, 1902 monthly beginning Jan 20th with Darwin's Origin of the Species

1902 Grant Richards --forthcoming one monthly

#11 (Darwin) o[45]
#12 (Bunyan 1) Pilgrim's Progress o[46]
#14 (Brontë 3) Shirley
#15 (Hazlitt 2) Sketches and Essays
#17 (Defoe) Robinson Crusoe
#19 (Carlyle [2?]) Sartor Resartus
#20 (Swift) Gulliver's Travels o[47]
#21 (Poe 1) Tales of M & I o[48]

1903?

#24 (Bacon 1)

Carlyle 1902-09 1-2 Richards -> 3-6 Frowde o[49]

Chaucer 1903-06 #42 56 76 Richards

some others

1924 284 (Collins, ed.) P358619 o[50]
1926 reprint t.p. Amazon US
as 1927 t.p. Amazon US; Nerja Books
1926 306 --indb NEEDs series (Le Fanu) Uncle Silas o[51] P264275 --signed "(DES May 2008)"
1927 315 (ed.) P502794 as 1937 PV Linguist o[52]
First Series, Second Series candidate years 1914, 1921 from Amazon dealers
1927 323 (Collins, ed.) P358620 --NEEDs Contents attention
first? t.p. Archive.org
1929 w Contents list o[53]
1928 (Bulwer Lytton) o[54]
1928\23 #254 (Reuben Levy --nidb) The Three Dervishes o[55]
1928 #316 (Collins) The Moonstone and The Haunted Hotel
1928 #325 (Meinhold) Mary Schweidler T1404498 o[56] o[57]
1934 #411-413 (Rabelais) Gargantua o[58]
1934 #414 (Wells) Short Stories o[59] --meagre
1934 #422 (Peele) The Old Wives' Tale o[]
2010 The Old Wife's Tale, 2nd o[60]
[61] #323

NOTE TO SELF Size? WorldCat listings (20 matching 20) that differ from those below : title 36 144 : author 50 171 399 : [correct variants 100 351] Titles 144 and 282 need attention anyway.

Gargantua EoFantasy

Of the many translations the most vigorous and best-known early version is by Sir Thomas Urquhart (Books 1 and 2 1653 UK, Book 3 1693 UK) and Peter Le Motteux (Books 4 and 5 1694 UK); the most successful contemporary version is by Burton Raffel (1990 US).


March 2019

World's Classics


WorldCat [se:"world's classics"](8156 hits) ; se:"the world's classics"(334) --almost none early ; richards; se:"world's classics"(239)

hits 1-14 no date
1901, hits 15- -- Ingoldsby 752876780 556794805
1902, hits -82 = Ingoldsby, no printing 614471887 ; Poe 469147746 916576445; Gulliver 62194874 958950614 471900506 1068752680
1903, hits 83-173 = Poe as reprint o[62]

identification as 2nd or later printing, not found Odyssey at HathiTrust o[63]

1904, hits 174-217

On the Origin of the Species, 3rd impression, January 1904 o[64]

1905 (218-21) = Ingoldsby, no printing o[65]
1906 (222-24) 1907 (225) 1908 (226) ... and "Richards" as contributor

frowde; se:"world's classics"(528)

Iliad as Frowde, 1903, Repr o[66]
Odyssey as Frowde, 1903 o[67] reports "January 1918" list in back pages
Gulliver as [1904], no comment o[68]
1906, begins hit #119
Aylwin, 2nd impression, with Dedication and Postscript, 1906 o[69] -HDL


1902 as Grant Richards P591199 -- (1902) title page at HDL (there mis-catalogued as Oxford U.P.) --contains list of TWC #I to XX
1902 as Oxford P694000
1928 as Oxford P694180
1903 as Henry Frowde --1st reprint stated (1903) title page at HDL --contains list of TWC #1 to 66; some as Third Impression, or Fourth
This collection of "Poe's Tales" was first published in "The World's Classics" in 1902, and reprinted in 1903. --NOTE this ed. undated, presumably not 1903 [a] stated Henry Frowde; [b] list TWC #1 to 66
no cover
LONDON, EDINBURGH, GLASGOW // NEW YORK AND TORONTO --maybe a clue to the year
Montaigne and Lavengro are #65, 66 #1 to 66
1910 as Henry Frowde; Oxford --3rd reprint stated (1910) title page at HDL (there mis-catalogued as J.M. Dent, 567 pp); now a simple half-title page
no cover
2-page frontispiece contains portrait of Poe
printed by Ballantyne
back pages 3-8, List of the Series, alphabetical #1-194 at least "HUMPHREY MILFORD // OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS"
#189 Wordsworth, earliest report at WorldCat o[70] as [1913] H. Milford
#194 Betham-Edwards, Lord of the Harvest o[71]-HDL as [1913] H. Milford, OUP; o[220808538] as #196, o[1087708248]
2 copies identical U California p[245-] 7+3 styles "April 1913"
#115 Leigh Hunt o[72]-HDL as [1912] H. Frowde; o[73] as probably 1907 ; o[74] as 1906 H. Milford, reprinted 1912, 1928
1903 Dent & Dutton; 1906, 1912 Frowde, OUP 1907 Long; 1923 ed. Milford

World's Classics at HathiTrust, 4 eds./printings of Leigh Hunt with publisher List/Index of the series

  1. 1906? U Alberta 9+3 styles "October 1911", p3- "List of Titles *=pocket edition available, #1-169 in sequence
  2. Indiana U "Humphrey Milford" (with decorative front endpaper and portrait); 7+4 styles "August 1915"; p3-8 "List of the Series", by author (at least 207, Taylor, Confessions of a Thugted Speeches)
  3. 1912 per catalogue U California p3-8 list, October 1923 (#252 Trolloppe, The Claverings; #245-49, 56-57 Austin Dobson)
  4. Michigan St "Oxford"; over 400 volumes; p3 "Latest Additions", p4-14 "Complete List of the Series" by category, p15-16 "Index of Authors" August 1933 (#411-13, Rabelais, G and P)
  5. 1928 per catalogue no view


1904-10-29 Grant Richards, 1s. each (2) [75] ; same-day Saturday Review "This Week's Books"; same-day Ath "Lavengro has been added"
==> here probably the Grant Richards series ceased

The World's Classics, 1901--1905

("the world's classics" frowde) (22: 3, 4, 4, 6, 5) --spurious except
("the world's classics" richards) (200: ~40 ~54 53 44 9)
earliest [76] The Bookman 20.116 (May 1901) p33-35 --"will begin to publish about the middle of May" cloth 1/-, leather 2/- ; specimen volume, first three titles
[77] The Sphere 20.264 (1905-02-11) p166 --bankruptcy --several offers; Routledge's own series
[78] -03-25 Methuen Standard Series in contrast
[79] -04-29 Routledge's imitation
[80] -10-25 Mr. Henry Frowde of the Oxford University Press --65 shilling volumes have appeared

("the world's classics" frowde) 1901--1905 --all spurious mentions of Frowde except late 1905 notice of his acquisition

#4 Vicar of W, mentioned Spectator 1901-11-09 p710
#9. IX Ingoldsby "Books Received" The Speaker 5.112 1901-11-23 p224
  1. 20 Gulliver
#21.23. XXI Tales and Opium Eater, listed "This Week's Books", Saturday Review 94.2457 (1902-11-29) p686 --unnumbered, 1/- ; also "New Editions and Reprints" Spectator -12-06 p902
#41. Buckle's History v1, and Herrick (Herrick only from Constable Press) "Reprints" Ath 1903-09-12 p347
#47.46. Villette, and Tolstoy's Essays and Letters 1888-1903 Ath -12-12 p794 ; Villete received, The Sphere -12-19 p230
#48. Buckle's History v2 "Over forty volumes have now been published in this successful venture, which has made English classics in many lines accessible." but little Biography; Ath 1904-02-06 p174
[81] editorial The Academy -04-23 --on Richards "Boys' Classics" 1. James Grant, 2. Marryat
#57. Hazlett, The Spirit of the Age "just added"
#61-66. The Graphic 1904-12-03 p748 "New Editions and Reprints" : "upwards of 80 volumes", the latest Lavengro; Adam Bede; Autocrat; Heroes; Gibbon v5; Montaigne v1 (6); Boys Classics: Mohicans, Crusoe
[82] The Graphic 1904-04-03 p604 "A Criminal Croesus" on Mr. George Griffith's latest, and Fairy Tales of Science in general

("the world's classics" frowde) 1906, 41 hits

The Sphere 1906-03-24 p288 "A Literary Letter" (CSK) --on reprint series (and introductions) Richards/Frowde The World's Classics; Dent Everyman's Library (red roan covers at 1/6 and 2/- resply); Macmillan's Cabinet Library (many copyright books)
photo portrait of Frowde;
[83] Ath 1906-04-28 p517 "In about a fortnight a batch of new volumes will be added ..." (6 named)*
Pocket editions in prep; also all volumes to be revised and reissued
1906-05-12 Academy p458 "Forthcoming Books" --100 hoped available this year, in regular and pocket eds.
The Speaker p.iv "Books of the Week" (4 named)*; The Field (2 named)* -- *selection varies
-05-19 Ath #4099 p608 "available in no fewer than six different styles" (6 named); Academy p487 (5 named) "Each 6-1/4 x 4."
[84] The Sphere p148 (CSK) 5 named + forthcoming; chief editor Mr. Watts-Dunton
[85] The Sphere 1906-06-30 p296 (CSK) Frowde's pocket edition;

2019-03-29 end here at #13 of 41 hits 1906

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