At the Circulating Library: General Statistics


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 21,826 title entries, 4,950 author entries, and 689 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901. In addition, the database contains 3,225 serialized titles (14.8% of all titles) from 280 periodicals. Data visualizations of authorship, publishing, and miscellaneous data can be found under the "Data" menu.

Authorship

Gender of Authors

  • Women: 1,998 authors
  • Men: 2,441 authors
  • Unknown: 593 authors

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 150 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 136 titles.
  3. William Henry Giles Kingston, 121 titles.
  4. George Manville Fenn, 117 titles.
  5. Emma Leslie, 102 titles.
  6. Margaret Oliphant, 100 titles.
  7. George Alfred Henty, 94 titles.
  8. Charlotte Mary Yonge, 81 titles.
  9. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  10. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 76 titles.
  11. Henrietta Keddie, 74 titles.
  12. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 74 titles.
  13. Annie S. Swan, 73 titles.
  14. R. M. Ballantyne, 71 titles.
  15. Charlotte Maria Tucker, 68 titles.

Titles per Author by Gender

  • Women wrote 10,558 titles (5.3 per author)
  • Men wrote 9,726 titles (4.1 per author)
  • Unknown wrote 1,542 titles (2.6 per author)

Publishing

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1,135 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1,124 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 671 titles.
  4. Sampson Low, 640 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 615 titles.
  6. Tinsley Brothers, 597 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 590 titles.
  8. S. P. C. K., 580 titles.
  9. Routledge, 550 titles.
  10. T. C. Newby, 522 titles.
  11. Smith, Elder, 509 titles.
  12. R. T. S., 480 titles.
  13. Macmillan, 467 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 440 titles.
  15. James Nisbet, 341 titles.

Publishing Formats

  • One-volume titles: 14,505 titles
  • Two-volume titles: 2,135 titles
  • Three-volume titles: 5,167 titles
  • Four-volume titles: 19 titles