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Hodder and Stoughton. Wrappers of books published by Hodder and Stoughton Limited, ca. 1900-40.Approximately 1200 wrappers, distributed among 2 bound vol and 3 boxes. Princeton collection formerly on deposit at the Guildhall Library, London. In March 2001, Hodder and Stoughton withdrew these and eventually sold them. Princeton purchased them from a Boston bookseller in April, 2007. 
Arrangement: 
[H&S vol 1]
Bound in brown cloth
Guildhall Library shelfmark on spine: Ms 16346A vol 1
Ca. 1920-40: books at 9d; also (inverted at end) at 2s
[H&S vol 2]
Bound in brown cloth
Guildhall Library shelfmark on spine: Ms 16346A vol 3
Ca. 1920-40: books at 2s; also (inverted at end) at 2/6, 3/6 and 5s.
[H&S box 1 - unit 1]
Leaves (brown) with wrappers for books at 2s
"Yellow Jacket" series; Leaves numerated in white 1 to 50
Probably ca 1920-1940 [approx. 53]
[H&S box 1 - unit 2]
Leaves (brown) with wrappers for books at 3/6 and 2s
Leaves numerated in yellow 2 to 71
Leaves 2 to 51, books at 3/6; Leaves 52 to 71, books at 2s
Probably ca 1920-1940 [approx 60]
[H&S box 2]
38 leaves (white) with wrappers for books at 1s. 2s, 2/6, 6s,
Leaves numerated and un-numerated [approx 75]
[H&S box 3 - unit 1]
Leaves (brown) with wrappers for books at 3/6
Some "Yellow Jacket Western" series
Leaves numerated in yellow 52 to 58 [approx. 18]
[H&S box 3 - unit 2]
Leaves (brown) with wrappers for books at 9d and unpriced
Leaves numerated in white: 25, 10[1], 10[2], 113 [approx. 12]
[H&S box 3 - unit 3]
18 leaves (brown) with wrappers for books at 9d and various prices
Leaves un-numerated -- [approx 70]
[H&S box 3 - unit 4]
45 torn fragments of leaves (brown) with wrappers for books at 9d and various other prices [approx. 45]
[H&S box 3 - unit 5]
26 cut fragments of leaves (brown) with wrappers for books at 9d and various other prices [approx. 26]
[H&S box 3 - unit 6]
23 unmounted wrappers [23]

Also, many books in the Class of 1917 Collection, a gift of Landon T. Raymond, Princeton Class of 1917, were retained for their dust jackets, which spanned the period from the 1930s to the 1970s. Mention is made in the online catalogue records of the presence of the dust jackets.