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Anniversary Collection

Marking its 125th anniversary, the University of Pennsylvania Press has rereleased more than 1000 Penn Press titles that had fallen out of print since the Press's beginnings in the nineteenth century. These Anniversary Collection books are available in print and digital forms exclusively through our European publishing partner De Gruyter. They may be purchased individually as PDF ebooks or as hardcover print-on-demand reprints, at the uniform price of $79.95 (£70.50, €74,00), via the "Buy from DeGruyter" link on relevant book pages on our website, or you may search for them directly on De Gruyter's own website. From De Gruyter our books are also available to institutions for single-title purchase or in subject-area packages that reflect the strengths of the Press's editorial program. Follow the De Gruyter links for more about Penn Press books available from this independent academic publisher.

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