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- Allen & Ticknor.
- Fields, Osgood and Company.
- H.O. Houghton & Company.
- Houghton Mifflin Company.
- Houghton, Mifflin and Company.
- Houghton, Osgood and Company.
- Hurd & Houghton.
- James R. Osgood and Company.
- Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
- Ticknor and Fields.
- Ticknor, Reed, and Fields.
- William D. Ticknor & Co.
- American literature -- 19th century.
- American literature -- 20th century.
- American poetry -- 19th century.
- American poetry -- 20th century.
- Authors, American -- 19th century.
- Authors, American -- 20th century.
- Authors and publishers -- 19th century.
- Authors and publishers -- 20th century.
- Book proposals.
- Book registration, National.
- Copyright -- United States.
- Publishers and publishing.