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Plan of the American Book Trade Assoc. Exhibit’’ at the Centennial Exhibition, showing both lower and upper ﬂoors. From Publishers’ Weekly 10 (1 July 1876). American Antiquarian Society. The ﬁrms and organizations represented in the exhibit and their specialties were as follows, beginning in the upper-left corner of the lower ﬂoor: 1. H. S. Allen (New York): People’s History of America 2. University Publishing Company (New York): schoolbooks and maps 3. Catholic Publication Society (New York): Bibles, prayer books, Catholic World 4.
Porter & Coates (Philadelphia): editions of Shakespeare and varied other works 91 and 93. A. S. Barnes & Co. (New York): schoolbooks 92. Hurd & Houghton (New York) and H. O. Houghton & Co. ): Riverside Press publications 93. See 91 94. D. Appleton & Co. (New York): Ripley’s American Cyclopaedia, Bryant’s Picturesque America, Webster’s spelling books, miscellaneous publications 95. James R. Osgood & Co. ’’ 20 Harper & Brothers was a chief oﬀender: after waiting too long to submit its plans and then asking for space to display its ‘‘entire catalogue, amounting to over three thousand volumes,’’ it got just an eight-by-ten-foot space on the ground ﬂoor.
Books and magazines, whether advice manuals or the fashion plates in Godey’s Lady’s Book, taught these Americans how to comport themselves in everything from child-rearing to penmanship. Where ornately bound books had once been the handiwork of skilled craftsmen and the province of the wealthy, industrial publishers’ case bindings with various degrees of ornamentation made books themselves into increasingly aﬀordable signs of status, along with the elegant writing papers, gold pens, and assorted inks that stationery manufacturers showed oﬀ at the Centennial Exhibition.