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What are Routledge Library Editions (RLEs)?

RLEs are collections of books from the Routledge past: facsimile copies of books published by all the imprints Routledge (and Taylor & Francis) have been associated with: Routledge & Kegan Paul, Kegan Paul Trench & Trübner, Allen & Unwin, Gordon & Breach, Falmer etc.

Which subject areas do the RLEs cover?

Humanities and Social Sciences. One of the features of the collections is that they often reflect the breadth of our publishing in areas which we now take for granted—e.g. Asian Studies—but the books were published at a time long before that was an accepted discipline and part of the academic landscape.

How big are the RLEs?

They vary from 6-300 volumes. Each ‘library’ is made up of diverse titles by various authors. Each offers the purchaser the chance to buy a title individually, or as thematically structured mini-sets, or as a complete set. The price per volume is less if you buy a mini-set or even less if you buy the complete set!

Are the RLEs out of print or out of copyright books?

Out of print, yes, mostly. Out of copyright—mostly not. UK copyright now lasts for 70 years after the death of the authors so the vast majority of the books will still be in copyright, even if they've been out of print for some time.

Are RLEs available as e-books?

Yes, we started doing this as a matter of course from 2009.

What is the difference between an RLE and a Routledge Revival?

Routledge Revivals (RRs) are essentially the same but they are only ever re-issued as single, stand alone volumes.

What's the difference between an RLE and a facsimile Major Work?

A facsimile Major Work will often gather diverse sources together—e.g. selected chapters from books, and manuscript material. They tend not to re-issue complete books.

Recent Articles

  1. Harry G. Johnson’s official biographer writes a new introduction on the eminent economist

    Here, Don Moggridge provides a new article on the influential economist, Harry G. Johnson, ahead of the publication of the 9 volume Routledge Library Editions collection, Collected Works of Harry G. Johnson, this month. Moggridge offers a brief outline of the life of Johnson and his contributions to international trade and monetary economics.

  2. Routledge Major Works 2013 January-June Print Catalog OUT NOW!

    Routledge Major Works have released their first catalog of 2013- highlighting new and key titles from January to June.

    The Catalog also includes upcoming title details for our Routledge Library Editions collections.

  3. Routledge Library Editions end the year with five new collections

    We’re ending the year on a high, with a wide range of titles publishing under our Routledge Library Editions publishing program. Our latest collections to publish over the last couple of months span a number of different subject areas, appealing to a variety of users.

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    We’re getting into the Halloween spirit and bringing you all the details on some of our more hair-raising books, old and new. Read on, if you dare...

  5. PUBLISHING IN JUNE: Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature

    June marks the publication month of our eagerly awaited collection: Routledge Library Edition: Women, Feminism and Literature.


  6. Q&A: Our Banking and Finance Authors Answer Your Questions

    Last week marked the publication of our topical, and incredibly timely title: Routledge Library Editions: Banking and Finance. To celebrate, and to mark the title's launch, we are posting the results of our first author/reader Q&A.

    Thank you to everyone who emailed questions. Two of the title's authors, Timothy Morris (Professor of Management Studies at the University of Oxford), and Nicholas Snowden (Senior Lecturer in Economics at Lancaster University) answer your questions below.

  7. Author Q&A – You Ask, Our Authors Answer

    Our Banking and Finance authors answer your questions

    This May we publish our topical, and incredibly timely title: Routledge Library Editions: Banking and Finance. To celebrate, we’re conducting our first online author/reader Q&A – your chance to broil three of the title’s authors: Timothy Morris, Professor of Management Studies at the University of Oxford; Robert Dixon, Dean and Professor of Management Accounting at the University of Durham, and Nicholas Snowden, Senior Lecturer in Economics at Lancaster University, on issues relating to the world of banking and finance.

  8. Routledge Library Editions: The Collected Work of Maurice Dobb

    Maurice Dobb is widely recognized as the foremost Marxian economist of his generation in Britain. A Reader in economics at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College, he was noted for his contributions to value theory, the theory of economic planning and the analysis of Soviet economic development.

  9. Routledge Reference reissue a magnitude of Feminism titles for 2012

    Today is International Women's Day. This global event celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

  10. Regenerating the Curriculum

    'This book should be indispensable, a book to possess.’- A M A

    Originally published in 1978, Regenerating the Curriculum, by Maurice Holt, has recently been reissued as part of the Routledge Library Editions: Education collection, a 244-Volume collection which covers essential issues of the educational landscape.

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