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A & C Black Book Collection: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: A & C Black Book Collection
    Dates (inclusive): 1864-1959
    Bulk dates: 1901-1936
    Collection Number: 499150
    Creator: Adam and Charles Black (Firm), publisher.
    Extent: 598 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Rare Books Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains nearly 600 monographs published by British publishing firm A & C Black from the late 1800s through the 1950s (bulk 1901-1936). The volumes cover a variety of subjects including travel in Great Britain and abroad, antiquities, art, history of various civilizations, social life and customs of various cultures, natural history, literary classics and other literature (especially juvenile), gardening, military art and science, recreation, and transportation.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on November 7, 2014.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. A & C Black book collection. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Harold L. and Dorothy Galitz.

    Biographical Note

    The firm of Adam and Charles Black, known as A & C Black, was a 19th and 20th-century Edinburgh and London publisher; founded in 1807.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains nearly 600 monographs published by British publishing firm A & C Black from the late 1800s through the 1950s (bulk 1901-1936). The volumes cover a variety of subjects including travel in Great Britain and abroad, antiquities, art, history of various civilizations, social life and customs of various cultures, natural history, literary classics and other literature (especially juvenile), gardening, military art and science, recreation, and transportation. The collection also includes two non-A & C Black imprints by William Collins Sons and Co. (499150:095) and J.M. Dent (499150:421).
    Most volumes bound in the publisher's pictorial cloth bindings. Many dust jackets are damaged, and some spines are damaged.

    Arrangement

    Items are arranged alphabetically by title, with subnumbering of the main accession number (e.g. "499150:225").

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
    Bible.
    Animals.
    Anthropology.
    Antiquities.
    Architecture.
    Art.
    Biography.
    Birds -- Great Britain.
    Canon (Literature)
    Children's literature.
    Children's stories.
    Fiction.
    Gardening.
    History, Ancient.
    Human geography.
    Military art and science.
    Music.
    Natural history.
    Plants.
    Poetry.
    Recreation.
    Transportation.
    Voyages and travels.
    Africa -- Civilization.
    Africa -- Description and travel.
    Africa -- Social life and customs.
    Asia -- Civilization.
    Asia -- Description and travel.
    Asia -- Social life and customs.
    Australasia -- Description and travel.
    Australasia -- Social life and customs.
    Australia -- Description and travel.
    California.
    Canada.
    Caribbean Area.
    Central America -- Description and travel.
    Central America -- History.
    Europe -- Civilization.
    Europe -- Description and travel.
    Europe -- History.
    Europe -- Social life and customs.
    Great Britain -- Civilization.
    Great Britain -- Description and travel.
    Great Britain -- History.
    Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
    South America -- Description and travel.
    South America -- History.
    Oceania.
    United States -- Description and travel.

    Forms/Genres

    Pictorial cloth bindings (Binding) -- Scotland -- 20th century.
    Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding) -- Scotland -- 20th century.
    Travel literature -- 20th century.
    Fiction -- 20th century.
    Juvenile literature -- 20th century.

    Added Entries

    Dent, J. M. (Joseph Malaby), 1849-1926, publisher.
    Galitz, Harold L., donor.
    Galitz, Dorothy, donor.
    William Collins Sons and Co., publisher.