George Bell and Sons (London)

London base book publishing house in business from 1839 to 1986. Originally based in Fleet Street, later at York House, Portugal Street, W.C.

It was founded by George Bell as an educational bookseller, with the intention of selling the output of London university presses; but became best known as an independent publisher of classics and children's books. In 1854 Bell acquired J. & J. J. Deighton, a Cambridge based bookseller which changed its name to Deighton, Bell & Co. In 1856 Bell went into partnership with Frederick Dadly and the firm was renamed Bell & Daldy. In 1888 Bell left the running of the business to his sons Edward and Ernest. In 1910 the firm became a limited liability company, George Bell & Sons, Ltd.
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William Heath Robinson

Graves, Algernon   The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904 / by Algernon Graves; compiled with the sanction of the president and council of the Royal Academy - London 1905-06   
Chevreul, Michel Eugène   The principles of harmony and contrast of colours and their application to the arts by M. E. Chevreul - London 1912   
Way, Thomas Robert   The ancient halls of the city guilds / drawn in lithography by Thomas R. Way, with some account of the history of the companies, by Philip Norman. - London [1903]   
Bate, Percy H.   The English pre-Raphaelite painters : their associates and successors / by Percy H. Bate. - London 1899   
Sée, Robert René Meyer   English pastels 1750 - 1830 / by R. R. M. Sée - London 1911   
Gilpin, Sidney   Sam Bough R.S.A. ; some account of his life and works by the late Sidney Gilpin - London 1905   
Williamson, George C.   Richard Cosway R.A. - London 1905   
The Drawings Of Flaxman In The Gallery Of University College London Autotype Reproductions From The Original Frames In Thirty-Two Plates With Descriptions And An Introductory Essay On The Life And Genius Of Flaxman By Sidney Colvin, M.A. Fellow Of Trinity College Cambridge And Slade Professor In The University   - London 1876   
Stephens, Frederic George   Memoirs Of Sir Edwin Landseer A Sketch Of The Life Of The Artist, Illustrated With Reproductuions Of Twenty-Four Of His Most Popular Works. Being a New Edition of "The Early Works of Sir Edwin Landseer." By F.G. Stephens Author Of "Flemish Relics" "Memorials Of Mulready" Etc. - London: 1874.