Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Philadelphia “A”

Here is the new installment on the preliminary list of imprints from Pennsylvania cities and towns. It comes from the online catalog of the “Pennsylvania Imprints to 1865” collection in the Rare Collections Library at the State Library of Pennsylvania.

This is a preliminary list of the printers and publishers represented in this collection 1) who were from Philadelphia, and 2) whose names begin with the letter “A”.  There are probably other names that we will add later when, for example, the ‘publisher’ is Abbott, but the ‘printer’ is Jones.  I won’t come across that “A” name until I get to the “J” part of the alphabet. As you can also see again from the “Aitken” entries, names were not printed on title pages in a completely consistent manner. That’s more of a modern obsession, isn’t it?

Philadelphia – John Adams – 1807
Philadelphia – from the press of the late R. Aiken, by Jane Aitken, for John Conrad; R. Aitken; J. Aitken; Printed by Jane Aitken – 1802-1815
Philadelphia – Aitken, R. Aitken; Robert Aitken; Robert Aitken & son – 1774-1801
Philadelphia – Samuel Akerman – 1804
Philadelphia – Charles Alexander; Chas. Alexander – 1839
Philadelphia – Alexander; Charles Alexander – 1838
Philadelphia – John W. Allen; J. Allen; Joseph Allen – 1826
Philadelphia – American Baptist Publication Society – 1831
Philadelphia – American Sunday-School Union – 1824
Philadelphia – American Tract Society – 1832
Philadelphia – H. F. Anners – 1848
Philadelphia – George S. Appleton; G.S. Appleton – 1845
Philadelphia – Managers of the Apprentices’ Library of Philadelphia – 1822
Philadelphia – Anton Armbrüster; Anthony Armbruster – 1753
Philadelphia – T.T. Ash – 1827-1834
Philadelphia – I. Ashmead & Co. – 1822
Philadelphia – Thomas T. Ash-Key and Biddle – 1833
Philadelphia – S.C. Atkinson – 1829
Philadelphia – Sam’l C. Atkins; S.C. Atkinson – 1834
Philadelphia – Atkinson & Alexander – 1824
Philadelphia – Joseph G. Auner, John Young, pr.; J. G. Auner – 1825
Philadelphia – the office of the Aurora; Aurora-office – 1797
Philadelphia – G. L. Austin – 1818
Philadelphia – J.P. Ayres – 1825

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