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date: 27 September 2022

Routledge, George (1812–88) English publisher. 

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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 produce inexpensive editions of unprotected American authors, e.g. Washington Irving, using the profits to buy residual copyrights from Bulwer-Lytton and other popular English novelists. Routledge’s most successful series was his ‘... ...

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