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The True Bill Press is an independent press specializing in reprints of 18th and 19th century classic works that are currently out-of-print and generally inaccessible. The Press was begun in 2006 and plans to publish about three titles a year. Recommendations for titles suitable for publication will be gratefully received.


Tony Simpson, the publisher and editor-in-chief, is Professor Emeritus at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He established the Press after retiring after 37 years as a librarian at this College and as a faculty member on the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has published extensively in the fields of information-finding, public administration, and 18th and 19th century English social and legal history.

 

"The implicit philosophy behind the excellent work done by...the True Bill Press is that nothing 'speaks' like the original texts. In this of course the Press is fully in tune with modern trends in social, cultural and literary history: go back to the source whenever possible...[Even] if some of the texts reprinted by the True Bill Press can be found elsewhere, Simpson's thematic anthologies offer a most convenient way of comparing and contrasting them....The clear, jargon-free style used by the editors and the most helpful annotations make them ideal reading even for undergraduates."

Cercles: Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Anglophone, (2010)


 


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