PUBLISHER : The Rodgers Company, Philadelphia, before 1894-1898+?

ABOUT :
This firm submitted catalogs to PTLA 1894-1898 but is not noticed in DLB. A notice in PW 45 (April 21, 1894, p626) informs us: "Philadelphia, Pa.—Mr. A. D. MacMullen will represent on the road the joint interests of Mr. David McKay and the Rodgers Co., of Philadelphia, and will open a New York office in the Domestic Building, corner Broadway and 14th Street, with a complete line of samples of both houses." "Philadelphia, Pa.—The Rodgers Co., of Philadelphia, have acquired the popular line of i6mos formerly published by the Woodward Co., of Baltimore. The line will be very much improved as to manufacture, including new and attractive cloth bindings."

LUCILE’s ISSUED BY The Rodgers Company:

1894 PTLA, 52 and 54 North Sixth Street, has Rodgers' catalogue with "Popular Classical Series of 16mos. Consisting of twenty-eight volumes, selected from the most noted works of English Literature, beautifully printed from new plates." Each volume is offered in the:

Popular Edition. Frontispiece. Cloth. Per volume, $.50; Clover Edition. Illustrated. Bound in parti-colored cloth, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page. With ribbon marker. Per volume, 1.00; Fine Cloth Edition. Illustrated. Bound in fine cloth, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page. With ribbon marker. Per volume, $1.00; Half Leather Edition. Same as Clover Edition, but bound in half leather, gilt top. Per volume, $1.25; Half Calf Edition. Same as Clover Edition, but bound in best English calf. Per volume, $1.50; Full Calf Edition. Same as Clover Edition, but full bound in best English calf. Per volume, $3.00.

1895 PTLA offers "Popular Classical Series of 16mos. Consisting of thirty-four volumes, selected from the most noted works of Literature, beautifully printed from new plates." Offered in:

Popular Edition. Frontispiece. Fine cloth. Per volume, 50; Franklin Edition. Illustrated. Bound in parti-colored cloth, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page. With ribbon marker. Per volume, 1.00; Half Leather Edition. Illustrated. Bound in half leather, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page, ribbon marker. Per volume, boxed, $1.25; Half Calf Edition. Illustrated. Bound in best English calf, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page, ribbon marker. Per volume, boxed, $1.50; Full Calf Edition. Illustrated. Full bound in best English calf, full gilt, photogravure frontispiece and title-page, ribbon marker. Per volume, boxed, $3.00;

1896 PTLA offers "Popular Classical Series of 16mos. Consisting of forty-three illustrated volumes, selected from the most noted works of Literature, beautifully printed from new plates." Offered in:"Excelsior" Edition. Frontispiece. Fine cloth. Illustrated. Per volume, $0.50; Half Leather Edition. Illustrated. Bound in half leather, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page, ribbon marker. Per volume, boxed, $1.00; Half Calf Edition. Illustrated. Bound in best English calf, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page, ribbon marker. Per volume, boxed, $1.25.

1897 PTLA offers "Popular Classical Series of 16mos. Consisting of fifty-six illustrated volumes, selected from the most noted works of Literature, beautifully printed from new plates." Offered in: "Excelsior" Edition. Frontispiece. Fine cloth. Illustrated. Per volume, $0.50; Half Leather Edition. Illustrated. Bound in half leather, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page, ribbon marker. Per volume, boxed, $1.00; Half Calf Edition. Illustrated. Bound in best English calf, gilt top, photogravure frontispiece and title-page, ribbon marker. Per volume, boxed, $1.25.

1898 PTLA offers "Popular Classical Series 0f 16mos." ... fifty-five volumes .... offered in "Excelsior", Half Leather and Half Calf editions as 1897.

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NL 0594632, 189-: Seattle Public; Harvard; University of Illinois: original binding; NYPL: no longer in collection. Duke: Cover - "Popular Classics" (no photocopy).

Last revised: 14 March 2012