Harper and Brothers published the first hard cover edition of
Brown at Oxford. Well at least they published the first half of the
book first. While Ticknor and Fields was publishing Oxford in parts,
Harper came out with its pirated version of the first half of the book
in cloth. This book actually ended in the middle of a sentence exactly
like the corresponding part (Part # 7) did. This book has 1860 on its
title page. The second half was published when the book was completed
and has 1861 on the title page. This half was published after Harper
came to an agreement with Ticknor and Fields (the authorized
Harper and Brothers continued to publish both titles separately as well as in combination books throughout the 1860's and into the 1870's. Harper actually was the first to publish both titles in wraps. This was in 1870.
In 1882 Tom Brown's School-Days was printed as number 237 in its Harper's Franklin Square Library. This series consisted mainly of works of fiction issued weekly in wraps. The Tom Brown book is dated March 17, 1882.
1860 First Edition of Tom Brown at Oxford
1870 Combination book
1870's Combination book
1882 Franklin Square Library Edition
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