Unique ID number for this entry.
Most complete name of the firm known. We use square brackets to distinguish between firms at different locations with the same name.
Gender categories include male, female, or unknown. Firms are indicated as female if they is at least one female that has been conclusively identified as such.
- Street address
Street address of the firm, if known. Each time a firm moves to a new location, a new firm entry is made. Addresses are usually drawn from imprints.
City or town in which the firm’s street address is located; geotagged.
- Start date
The date at which the firm began operations, if known, YYYY-MM-DD.
- End date
The date at which the firm ceased operations, if known, YYYY-MM-DD.
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- Suggestions and Comments
To make a suggestion or comment on a firm entry, select Suggestions and Comments and fill out the form. Use this form to make suggested revisions or additions to the firm record.
Explore Firm Roles¶
Each firm is assigned one or more of the following roles.
The firm from which the work can be purchased. Indicated by the phrase “sold by” in the imprint.
The firm responsible for compositing and printing the work. Usually indicated by the phrase “printed by” in the imprint and/or the colophon.
The firm that takes on the financial responsibility for the editing, printing, and distribution of the work. Usually indicated by the phrase “printed for” in the imprint. In the event that a work has been self-published, this will be indicated in the Self-Published field.
No firm role indicated in the imprint.
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