In partnership with prolific author and radical, G.W.M. Reynolds, John Dicks (1818-1881) built one of the largest printing and publishing businesses in England in the second half of the nineteenth century. Based on accounts from Reynolds's Weekly ...
Newspaper and other contemporary sources, this book chronicles the history of the business from its shaky start in the late 1840s, through its heyday as a mass publisher of cheap editions of the classics, plays, weekly journals, and newspapers, to the bitter, 24-year Chancery Court battle for control of the firm. Numerous illustrations, 157 pages, 230 references, bibliography.