See also:firm of A . & C . Black, the son of a builder, was
See also:born in
See also:Edinburgh on the loth of
See also:February 1784 . After serving, his apprenticeship to the
See also:trade in Edinburgh and
See also:London, he began business for himself in Edinburgh in ,8o8 . By 1826 he was recognized as one of the
See also:principal booksellers in the city; and a few years later he was joined in business by his
See also:Charles . The two most important events connected with the
See also:history of the firm were the publication of the 7th, 8th and 9th
See also:editions of the
See also:Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the
See also:purchase of the stock and
See also:copyright of the Waverley Novels . The copyright of the Encyclopaedia passed into the hands of
See also:Adam Black and a few friends in 1827 . In 1851 the firm bought the copyright of the Waverley Novels for £27,000; and in 186, they became the proprietors of De Quincey's
See also:works . Adam Black was twice
See also:provost of Edinburgh, and represented the city in parliament from 1856 to 1865 . He retired from business in 1865, and died on the 24th of
See also:January 1874 . He'was succeeded by his sons, who removed their business in 1895 to London . There is a
See also:bronze statue of Adam Black in East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh .
See also:Memoirs of Adam Black, edited by
See also:Nicholson (2nd ed., Edinburgh, 1885) .
JEREMIAH SULLIVAN BLACK (1810–1883)
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