Brethren Archive
March 1874

Books Published by James Nisbet and Co.

TAGGED : James Nisbet

Gill said ...
Good Day

I have a small book written by R.A. Torrey, Vest Pocket Companion For Christian Workers. I'm trying to find out how old it is as there is no date in it. It was published by James Nesbit & Co. Ltd, address 22 Berners Street, London, w.1. Printed by Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome and London R3724. Are you able to give me any information on this book please?

Thanks and Kind Regards
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 : 20:00
Tom said ...

Hi Gill, it is hard to say for sure, but early editions of this book seem to be from 1895, and later printings, e.g.( from1913, so it could be anywhere in this period really.

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 : 19:30
Jenny said ...
I have an Andersen’s Fairy Tales book which was published by James Nisbet & co limited 22 berners street but only date I have is the date it was given which is Christmas 1918 can you tell me when these were published
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 : 04:37
Timothy Stunt said ...
If it has illustrations by Ambrose dudley it was probably published in 1907. Timothy Stunt
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 : 05:31
Cheryl said ...
I have recently bought a old book from an antique store that I’m trying to get info on. The name of it is - SACRED STEPS FOR YOUTHFUL FEET. Says it was printed in

On next page it has;

On very front page it has some on name written in. I can’t make it out fully but it also has a date that was written on it. It looks like August 1866.

I guess I’m just trying to fine out if that date could be accurate and if the book could really be that old.

Thank you for any assistance.

Cheryl Sears
Date: March 28, 2020
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 : 03:50
Tom said ...
Hi Cheryl. Yes that date would sound about right. I don't know anything else about it but books from that period are not incommon.
best, Tom
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 : 04:07
John said ...
Hi Cheryl,
Perhaps Nisbet's publishing date in Roman numerals is helpful? It gives 1848. Someone buying the book 18 years later seems reasonable.
Monday, Mar 30, 2020 : 18:07
BC said ...
I am in the United States and in my mother's collection I found a book "The Story of Little Black Quasha" which appears to be similar to "The Story of Little Black Sambo". It was published in London by Nisbet & Co. LTD at 21 Berners St, W.1 Can you provide me any information as to date of publishing or possible value? The book is in very good condition and the cover is encased in a clear plastic like book cover, almost like a saran wrap but specifically made for the book. Thank you for any information you may provide me with.
Friday, Apr 3, 2020 : 04:15
Tom said ...
Hi BC, it's hard to be specific about the date but likely around 1870 +-10 years. There are copies on AbeBooks you could use as a reference for value but realistically I doubt it is worth anything more than $10 really.
Friday, Apr 3, 2020 : 14:26
Apple said ...
I have a little book by E R Boyce and Cicely Steed. Does anyone know when Cicely Steed died. I have been unable to find this out.
Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 : 08:34
Linda said ...
I have an old book, The Last Of the Mohicans by J. Fenimore Cooper with 4 illustrations by Frank T. Merrill. Published by James Nisbet & Co., Limited of 21 Berners Street, London 1900.
Can you tell me anything about this book ?
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 : 11:52
Peter said ...
I have a good copy of Tom Brown's Schooldays circa 1910 publidhed by Nisbet illustrated in colour by A A Dixon. Appears to be first edition.
Any idead on approx value?
Thursday, Jul 8, 2021 : 17:15
Beate said ...
Hallo in die Runde,
ich habe 1980 in einem Antiquariat in London ein Buch mit dem Titel
"BARON AND SQUIRE" von dem Schriftsteller Wilhelm Noeldechen aus dem Verlag JAMES NISBET & CO., LIMITED, 21 BERNERS STREET erstanden.
Auf dem Buchdeckel steht unten "THE BOY'S HOLIDAY LIBRARY"
Die Seiten haben Goldkanten und das Buch ist illustriert.
Leider weist es sehr starke Gebrauchsspuren auf.
Ein Veröffentlichungsdatum suche ich vergeblich.
Kann mir jemand sagen, ob es sich lohnt, das Buch weiter aufzuheben oder ist es eher wertlos?
Für Hinweise bin ich dankbar!

Viele Grüße
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 : 03:45
Syd said ...
It seems that very few of the early "brethren's" books were published by Nisbet; a few writers like J.G. Deck and A. Pridham featured. Perhaps Nisbet would have had a wider, general Christian readership than the typical brethren publishers.
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 : 03:30
Sherry said ...
Hello, I have a book called The Spirit of Christ by Andrew Murray. I can’t find a publishing date but in the center of the title page it says “thirty-ninth thousand”. Does this mean it was published in 1939?
Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 : 00:27
Tom said ...
I think it just means at that point they had printed about 39 thousand of them.
Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 : 06:10
Syd said ...
The e-book of Murray's shows 1888 as the date noted - I suppose when he wrote it in Wellington, Cape, South Africa.
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 : 21:58
John strachan said ...
C. E. Bowen
Author of Jack the conqueror dick and his donkey

Book title the boy and the guardian
James nisbet & Co.b21 Berners-Lee street 1881
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 : 04:27
Doreen said ...
Hi I have acquired a novel entitled “Bessie among the Mountains” published by James Nisbett & Co Ltd 21 Berners Street London 1897. Do you think that it’s genuine? It has a red cover with gilt decor and its very well read.
Thursday, Apr 7, 2022 : 07:40
Lee said ...
I have a copy of The Pilgrim's Progress with Forty illustrations by Sir John Gilbert and engraved by W.H. Whymper. It was published by James Nisbet & Co., Ltd, 21 Berners Street, London. It was printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. However, there is no date on it. Would you know the proximity of the book being published/printed?

Thanks, Lee
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 : 03:04
Rebecca Matson said ...
I found a book today in an antique mall, it is " the Spirit of Christ" by Rev Andrew Murray. It has London, James Nisbet and Co, 21 Berners Street. Also says seventeenth Thousand. Any Idea when it might have been published? Thank you, God Bless. If you can give me an email address, I can send pictures of it, and a fee of the "New Books by Rev Andrew Murray on the back if it will help.
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 : 05:43
Syd said ...
Rebecca, see entries above on this book, "The Spirit of Christ." There were, and probably still are a number of publishers that publish Andrew Murray's books. One is Whitaker House. This book, "The Spirit of Christ" is referred to in CI Scofield's book, "Right Dividing the Word of Truth" (on this website) first published in 1896.

Murray (1828-1917) dated the preface in "The Spirit of Christ" 1888, so it was freely in publication when Scofield referred to it. This might help to estimate when Nisbet first published it. Murray's book, "Humility" was also published by Nisbet, and is featured in the magazine "Footsteps of Truth" New Series, 13 (1895).

Perhaps others can help with a more exact date.
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 : 02:54
George said ...
I have a small book left to me by my mother and father who have sadly passed away, the book is called Left alone with Jesus and other poems. This was written by Eva Travers Everard Poole and published by James Nisbet and Co London, I have tried looking on their site but I cannot see anything about it, could you please help
Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 : 05:15
Timothy Stunt said ...
If her third name is spelt 'Evered' you will find quite a lot with a google search.
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 : 04:18
Claire said ...
I have a complete set of nisbets self help English cards . I’d like to know date published and value please?
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022 : 17:29
Jack Denham said ...
Just aquired a copy of Robinson Crusoe published by James Nesbit. Is there any way of finding out when it was published?
Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 : 04:40
Timothy Stunt said ...
If your copy of Robinson Crusoe mentions the 'Pocket series of English classics' (produced by the American publisher, Macmillan) it was probably published in the early years of the 20th century (c. 1907). For Robinson Crusoe's popularity with evangelical Protestants in the 1820s and 30s, see my 'From Awakening to Secession' [Edinburgh 2000] p. 98.
Monday, Jan 23, 2023 : 03:33

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