Everyman Notes & News

14 November 2015. We have made many additions and revisions to the web site, incorporating references to A Printing History throughout, making textual changes to improve clarity and reflect new information, and repairing or removing broken external links. The bindings section now has five new images of the Bedford, Aldine, and suede bindings. In the jackets section we have added two images of the Makers and Finders boxed set, three new movie tie-in jackets, and have replaced six other images with better examples. The titles section now includes an example of a Bedford title page. The advertisements section has a new one from a 1912 American magazine. The bookmarks section has a bookmark/order form for the Stevenson series. And on this page, note the link at bottom left to Ron Holl's handy searchable catalog.

October - December 2014. The Boston College Burns Library sponsored an exhibit of Everyman volumes from their collection. Included were volumes from the personal libraries of Rex Stout, Flann O'Brien, Hillaire Belloc, and Graham Greene.

For previous Notes & News, see the News Archive.

Title Page

A visual resource for collectors of the original Everyman's Library, a series of reprint classics published 1906-1982 by J. M. Dent & Sons (London) and E. P. Dutton (New York).

Listed as one of "the best and most comprehensive online exhibits about books and manuscripts" by Fine Books and Collections (Spring 2010).

Supplements Terry Seymour's definitive works, available from AuthorHouse:

A Guide to Collecting Everyman's Library (2005)

A Printing History of Everyman's Library 1906-1982 (2011)

Click the image above or this link to go to the site index

Everyman Remembers

Good titles like good lyrics drop from heaven. The finding of one, arresting and explicit, was the grand crux. We must have made up a score of possible names for the new series ... but not one of them quite satisfied us. Then one day, walking along Garrick Street past the doors of the Garrick Club, not thinking of anything in particular, I suddenly remembered the lines of the old mystery play: "Everyman, I will go with thee and be thy guide, In thy most need to go by thy side"—that gave me the cue, and sent me marching into the office where the old chief sat. "Eureka!"  I said. "I have found the title— Everyman's Library." He stared for a moment incredulously, then said, "Why, yes, you have got it!"

—Ernest Rhys

For a complete, searchable listing of titles, see Ron Holl's Everyman's Library Catalog.

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See the article at BookThink: "Buying and Selling Everyman's Library"

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The new Everyman's Library (1991- ) is published in New York and in London by Random House Inc.

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Many collectors of Everyman's Library also collect the Modern Library and vice versa.

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