Everyman Notes & News

22 June 2014. The Advertisements page has been revised to include images of a prospectus and order form for the The Everyman Encyclopedia from the collection of Simon Coombs, and the Everyman Miscellany page has been revised to include images of a unique boxed set of Green's Short HIstory of the English People from the collection of John Krygier.

7 December 2011. Great news! Terry Seymour's new book, A Printing History of Everyman's Library 1906-1982, is now available from AuthorHouse. While his Guide (2005) remains useful for the background information not repeated in this newer work, A Printing History provides completely revised and expanded entries for each volume in EML. Every serious collector requires a copy of this essential reference.

For previous Notes & News, see the News Archive.

If you are a serious Everyman's Library collector and would like to participate in an international, invitation-only online discussion group, you are welcome to contact the site administrator for further information.

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).

Supplements Terry Seymour's definitive and indispensable works:

A Guide to Collecting Everyman's Library (2005)

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

both available from AuthorHouse

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


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

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Visit the Dent collections at the UNC-Chapel Hill Wilson Library Rare Book Collection and the Manuscript Department

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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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Last update: 6/22/2014