The House of MacMillan (1843-1943).
London, MacMillan & Co. Ltd., 1943. Octavo. XII, 247 pages. Original Hardcover (green cloth with gilt lettering an emblemata) with original, unclipped dustjacket. Excellent, Fine condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example: Part One: The Foundation (1813-1863) / MacMillan Origins / Childhood in Scotland / Daniel MacMillan’s Apprenticeship / Struggle and Independence / Invasion of London / Early Days in Cambridge / Two Clerk’s at Seeley’s / Their own Bookshop / From Bookselling to Publishing / Trinity-Street (Cambridge) / The Maurice Controversy / “The dangers of prosperity”/ Charles Kingsley and “Tom Brown” / The Years of Building / Tobacco and Tennyson / MacMillan’s Magazine / Copyright and Production / Leaving Cambridge / Part Two: Science, “Alice” and Thomas Hardy (1863-1872) / Partners and Readers / Religion and Science / Newman and Kingsley / Shakespeare and the “Globe” / Matthew Arnold, Palgrave’s “Arabia”, “Ecce Homo” and “Alice” / Long – Term Publishing / Alexander looks to America / Young Thomas Hardy / Part Three: End of the Old Order (1872-1890) / John Morley’s Influence / Walter Pater / Lewis Carroll again / Henry James / Arnold, Pater, Tennyson retained / Part Four (1890-1914): Fiction / Travellers and Staff / Frederick MacMillan and Fiction / Kipling / Hardy Returns / Tennyson and Copyright / Morley’s “Gladstone” / The Book War / “The Times” Book Club / Part Five: Continuity through Two Wars (1914-1943): Hugh Walpole / Yeats Lost and Found / Educational Developments / Poets and Dramatists / Biography, Scholarship and History / Keynes and the Economists / The Hundredth Year / Index //
Charles Langbridge Morgan (22 January 1894 – 6 February 1958) was an English-born playwright and novelist of English and Welsh parentage. The main themes of his work were, as he himself put it, “Art, Love, and Death”, and the relation between them. Themes of individual novels range from the paradoxes of freedom (The Voyage, The River Line), through passionate love seen from within (Portrait in a Mirror) and without (A Breeze of Morning), to the conflict of good and evil (The Judge’s Story) and the enchanted boundary of death (Sparkenbroke). He was the husband of Welsh novelist Hilda Vaughan. (Wikipedia)