This short, rare and informative article about publisher/bookseller Robert M. De Witt (1827-1877) from the 1936-7 Ralph “Reckless Ralph” Cummings catalogue was written by Ralph Adimari. I would substitute the word “pirated” where Adimari uses the word “imported,” since all the publishers mentioned plundered a vast amount of their material from British novels and penny bloods.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Robert M. De Witt (1827-1877)
*Thanks to E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra
**Note: Marlena Bremseth's “Ralph Adimari: The Man Who Knew So Much of Whom We've Known So Little” appeared in The October 2006 Dime Novel Round-Up. The December 2006 issue had additional information in a letter from Victor Berch.