also see the Park Street Library of Diaries, Memoirs, and Letters
Routledge & Sons (Routledge, Kegan & Paul) (London, UK)
Series dates: 1929-1930
Size: 6″ x 9″
Houghton Mifflin Co. (Boston, US)
Series dates: 1930
Size: 6″ x 9″
Routledge’s Broadway Diaries, Memoirs & Letters series was published by Routledge in the UK (five titles in 1929 and 1930) and by Houghton Mifflin in the US as both the Park Street Library of Diaries, Memoirs, and Letters (three titles in 1929) and the Broadway Diaries, Memoirs & Letters (two titles in 1930). Broadway refers to Broadway House, the long-time headquarters of Routledge in London. Several Routledge series share the Broadway moniker:
- Broadway Diaries, Memoirs and Letters (1929-1930; Houghton Mifflin in the US)
- Broadway Library of Eighteenth-Century French Literature (1927-1930; Brentano’s in the US)
- Broadway Medieval Library (1928-1931; Harcourt Brace in the US)
- Broadway Oriental Library (1930-1932; Dutton in the US)
- Broadway Translations (1923-1930; Dutton in the US)
- Broadway Travellers (1926-1946; Harper in the US)
Broadway Letters, Diaries and Memoirs
Edited by Eileen Power (here?) and Elizabeth Drew
Renan’s Recollections of My Youth, G.G. Coulton (published in The Park Street Library of Diaries, Memoirs & Letters series, Houghton Mifflin, US, 1929)
Memoirs of Lorenzo Da Ponte, L.A. Sheppard (published in The Park Street Library of Diaries, Memoirs & Letters series, Houghton Mifflin, US, 1929)
Lewis’s Journal of a West India Proprietor, Mona Wilson (published in The Park Street Library of Diaries, Memoirs & Letters series, Houghton Mifflin, US, 1929)
Journal of a Slave-Dealer, Eveline Martin (published in The Broadway Diaries, Memoirs & Letters series, Houghton Mifflin & Routledge, 1930)
Letters of George Sand, V. Lucas and E. Drew (published in The Broadway Diaries, Memoirs & Letters series, Houghton Mifflin & Routledge, 1930)
**Letters of Fanny Burney, Dorothy Meads
*Diary of a French Gardener, Francis Birrell
*Letters of Sydney Smith, Nowell Smith
*Essays And Letters of St. Evremond I, John Hayward
**Journal of Gilbert White, Walter Johnson
*Letters of David Hume, J.Y.T. Greig
**Not included in the UK list of proposed titles, but in the US list of titles. Not published.
Jackets for the Broadway Diaries, Memoirs and Letters series jackets were common to the series. Printed in two colors, the spine indicates the somewhat hefty price of 15s. The front of the jacket includes an also hefty description of the title, in this case, The Memoirs of Lorenzo Da Pointe translated by L.A. Sheppard. This was one of three titles in the series published in 1929. The series editors are indicated on the front of the jacket, and the front jacket flap is blank.
The back of the jacket includes a listing of the first four volumes in the series. The first three were published in 1929. The Owen title was one of two published in 1930, the final volume (not listed here) being Letters of George Sand.
Pale blue cloth bindings with minimal typography and decorations printed in dark blue:
The endpapers are blank, but included here for the dealer bookplate and Ex Libris sticker.
The half-title page with the series name:
A listing of titles in the series follows the half-title page. Two titles (Burney and White), included in the similar list in the US copy of this title, are not in this list.
The title page is faced by an illustration of Da Ponte. The date is included on the title page.
“Printed in Great Britain by Headley Brothers, 18, Devonshire Street, E.C. 2; and Ashford, Kent.”