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This chapter talks about a music publisher has been written with three goals in mind. It describes the primary purpose to chronicle the history of a chosen music publisher which began business and practised in nineteenthcentury England. Novello's in particular offered a fascinating example in its first fifty years, from the founding in 1811 to the end of the 1860s. The chapter explores the second goal to explore how certain aspects of music publishing functioned during the period of 1811-1860. It provides the third goal to suggest ways to interpret publishers’ records and external evidence to form a publishing history. Publishers' policies frequently develop in reaction to external social and economic forces and examples of this cause and effect can be found in a number of documents including published notices, catalogues, record books, and the editions themselves. In turn, a number of new banking policies, credit laws, and working-hour legislation were established.