The title page has the same border that the Stitt Publishing Company
used during 1905- its only year of publication. Thus it is reasonable
to assume that this company published this book after that. In 1908 The
Trade Publishing Company incorporated in Rahway, New Jersey "to do a
general printing, publishing and stationery business". Of interest is
that this is where the Mershon Publishing Company was headquartered.
Mershon succeeded Stitt in 1906. Books with Mershon on the spine and
the Trade Publishing Company as the imprint on the title page have been
Thus, although speculative, I suspect that some of the Stitt/Mershon plates were acquired by this new company. (This would include the Tom Brown book.)
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