|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
A sample collection of the uniformly bound, uniformly priced, pocket books he published in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the estate of M. Lincoln Schuster, 1971 & 1981.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Schuster, M.L. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1971. Accession number--M-1971.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed RE 02/--/81.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American publisher of the LITTLE-BLUE BOOK, BIG-BLUE BOOK, and PEOPLE POCKET Series. His philosophy of book publishing was to build up a reputation, offer a product of wide appeal, and then reach a sound economic ratio between cost of production and cost of selling. As the series became internationally famous and sales grew, the unit price was reduced from $.25 in 1919 when the series began to $.05 in 1922. By 1928 the LITTLE-BLUE BOOK Series alone included 1,260 titles.