On exhibit March 21, 2002 - August 9, 2002
Nineteenth-century America saw the rise of a new kind of subscription publishing and a new approach to marketing. Once a relatively genteel means of seeking financial support for an expensive publication project with uncertain sales prospects, subscription bookselling expanded during the nineteenth century into a door-to-door solicitation of commitments to purchase particular titles. Drawing on the resources of the Zinman Collection, this exhibition explores what has long been a relatively unknown and inadequately documented aspect of the American publishing industry in the nineteenth century.
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YOU are invited to the opening of the
inaugural exhibition of the Zinman Collection:
Subscription Publishing in America
with remarks by
Prof. Charles Rosenberg, Harvard University
March 21st, 2002, 5:30 PM