Publisher Information At the Circulating Library

Publisher: Bentley

Alternate Name(s): Richard Bentley (1832-71); Richard Bentley and Son (1871-98)

Primary Location: London

History: Richard Bentley (1794–1871) began publishing with a short-lived partnership with Henry Colburn (1829–1832). In 1859 his son George Bentley (1828–1895) joined the company. After Richard's death in 1871, the name changed to Richard Bentley and Son.

References: Anderson; DNB; Royal A. Gettmann, A Victorian Publisher (Cambridge University Press, 1960); Sutherland

Number of Titles Published by Bentley:


1824 (1 titles)1829 (1 titles)1830 (2 titles)
1831 (2 titles)1832 (4 titles)1833 (6 titles)
1834 (6 titles)1835 (19 titles)1836 (15 titles)
1837 (18 titles)1838 (15 titles)1839 (14 titles)
1840 (21 titles)1841 (20 titles)1842 (16 titles)
1843 (14 titles)1844 (20 titles)1845 (14 titles)
1846 (13 titles)1847 (13 titles)1848 (17 titles)
1849 (17 titles)1850 (13 titles)1851 (17 titles)
1852 (10 titles)1853 (17 titles)1854 (6 titles)
1855 (6 titles)1856 (6 titles)1857 (13 titles)
1858 (10 titles)1859 (4 titles)1860 (3 titles)
1861 (4 titles)1862 (4 titles)1863 (9 titles)
1864 (15 titles)1865 (18 titles)1866 (11 titles)
1867 (16 titles)1868 (14 titles)1869 (17 titles)
1870 (12 titles)1871 (18 titles)1872 (14 titles)
1873 (15 titles)1874 (19 titles)1875 (19 titles)
1876 (21 titles)1877 (19 titles)1878 (20 titles)
1879 (18 titles)1880 (21 titles)1881 (21 titles)
1882 (21 titles)1883 (20 titles)1884 (23 titles)
1885 (26 titles)1886 (22 titles)1887 (21 titles)
1888 (24 titles)1889 (22 titles)1890 (21 titles)
1891 (24 titles)1892 (24 titles)1893 (21 titles)
1894 (22 titles)1895 (8 titles)1896 (9 titles)
1897 (6 titles)1898 (2 titles)