PUBLISHER : International Book Company, New York, about 1890? 1891?

ABOUT : "Other satellites were formed and spun off from the giant Lovell organization [circa 1892]. At the trust's headquarters on Worth Street, the Wayside Publishing Co. was in business; elsewhere the Seaside Publishing Co. and the National Book Company, whose president was another Lovell brother, Edward, flourished, specializing in new copyright fiction by popular authors. There was the International Book Company, on Waverly Place, with the supersalesman John Hovendon in charge, until he bought it and restyled it the Hovenden Company." Tebbel II:350.

This firm was related to John Lovell's United States Book Company and to the short-lived Frank F. Lovell Company. See the latter's page for the same binding shown here (in blue cloth).

Brotherhood of Commerical Travellers. Ninth Annual Banquet. “… The souvenir committee – W. J. Kelly, Frank O. Evans, and J. Frank Hitchcock – through Mr. Kelly next presented to the president [John H. Black] the souvenir of the B. C. T., an ivory gavel suspended from a watered silk ribbon. Mr. Hitchcock presented to the president-elect, John Hovendon, as a recognition of his long and faithful services as secretary, a handsomely gilt eagle’s quill; while to Samuel Eckstein, the treasurer, was present a huge key. Both key and pen are to be worn as a mark of honor by the recipients at future banquets.“ The Publishers’ Weekly (January 6, 1894, No. 1145), p. 11.

Hovendon, John, publisher, 156 5th av, R917 h JC is listed in Trow's General Directory of the Boroughs of Manhattan & Bronx City of New York, New York for 1910. New York: Trow Directory, Printing & Binding, Co., 1909.

LUCILE’s ISSUED BY International Book Company :

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Last revised: 11 March 2016