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George Routledge

George Routledge  

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 (1812–88) English publisher.A native of Cumberland, he set up as a London bookseller in 1836, soon beginning to specialize in cheap reprints. His was among the first houses to ...
railway book

railway book  

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A mid-19th century publishing innovation meeting the new reading needs of both rail commuters from expanded suburbs and business or pleasure rail travellers. Railway station shops were initially run ...
Railway Library

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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198 words

First and most successful of the cheap reprint series of *railway books aimed at travellers on the rapidly expanding Victorian

railway library

railway library   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
57 words

Lending libraries on railway premises established primarily for railway employees, similar to *mechanics’ institute libraries; also, special series of

yellowback

yellowback  

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Cheap editions of novels, so called from being bound in yellow boards. They were the ordinary ‘railway novels’ of the 1870s and 1880s.

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