My Collection of Books by Everyman's Library

My Collection of Books by Everyman's Library

My Collection of Books by Everyman's LibraryMy Collection of Books by Everyman's Library

Resourses for Collecting John Dent's Everyman's Collection

Collecting John Dent and Ernest Rhys’ original 1000+ Everyman’s Library editions is not my bailiwick, but I feel I would be absolutely remiss not to touch briefly, respectfully, and honorably on the topic at a bare minimum. 

A huge debt of gratitude is owed and due to Dent and Rhys for their vision and goal of Everyman’s Library: putting together a collection of the world’s finest literature that would appeal “to every kind of reader: the worker, the student, the cultured man, the child, the man and the woman” is beyond admirable and commendable.

So, again, my collection – and this website – is 100% dedicated to the present-day Everyman’s Library collection of over 650 + books and growing.  But there are over a 1000 + books in Dent and Rhys’ original collection, spanning the first half of the 20th Century before then spending another two or three decades petering out – until Mr. Campbell’s arrival on the scene in 1990 with the moderns that are, again, discussed and listed in detail on this website.

John Dent & Ernest Rhys, what stunning vision you had and a lasting legacy you both left.

Here are some online resources for those interested in collecting Dent & Rhys’ Collection:

Here are some sites with great pictures of old ELs that are also for sale:

A Guide to Collecting [Dent's] Everyman's Library by Terry Seymour

This seems to be the definitive guide to collecting Dent’s Everyman’s Library – a must-have for collectors it seems. Order it by clicking the button provided or by visiting your local bookstore and seeing if they can help you order one.