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1897 or 1900 Tablets, Communes and Holy Utterances, a collection of writings by Bahá'u'lláh, was published in Chicago. 23p. [BFA2:26]
  • It was the first prayer book and first compilation of Bahá'í writings published in the West. Most of the selections are from Bahá'u'lláh except for pages 18 to 21 which are from 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [BFA2:26]
  • It was probably translated by Anton Haddad and published by the Behais Supply and Publishing Board. [BFA2:26]
  • Collins gives the date as 1897. [BEL4.277]
  • Chicago; United States Compilations; Prayer texts; Anton Haddad; Publications; Publishing Trusts; First publications
    1900 Jan The Behais Publishing and Supply Board was created in Chicago. It was the property of four Chicao Bah´'ís, Thornton Chase, Arthur Agnew, Charles Greenleaf and Frank Hoffman. This same entity is now called the Bahá'í Publishing Trust. [BFA1:XXIX; BFA2p24-25] Chicago; United States Publishing Trusts
    1902 10 Oct The Behais Supply and Publishing Board incorporates as the `Bahai Publishing Society', a non-profit company. It is the first Bahá'í institution to be legally incorporated. [BFA2:XVI, 74] United States Publishing Trusts; Firsts, Other
    1908 Sep The Bahá'í Publishing Society was founded in Chicago. [BW10:179] Chicago; United States Bahai Publishing Society; Publishing Trusts
    1919 22 Feb The "Self-Publishing of the Bahá'í Association" was replaced by the establishment of the "Publishing House of the German Bahá'í Federation GmbH". This publishing house was founded by eighteen Bahá'ís with a share capital of 25,000 marks. [German Bahá'í website archive] Germany Publishing Trusts
    1937 (In the year) The British Bahá'í Publishing Trust was founded. [BBRSM184; BW9:32; GT138–42] United Kingdom Publishing Trusts
    1943 (In the year) The publication of A Commentary on the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu'l-Bahá written by David Hofman by a new publisher, George Ronald. They went on to publish books on business ethics, comparative religion, studies of sacred texts, Islam, poetry, music, novels, biography and philosophy as well as a number of other subjects. George Ronald is primarily a publisher of books related to the history, teachings, doctrines and personalities of the Bahá'í Faith. See the reference for a list of Bahá'í books published up to 2013. [George Ronald A Bibliographic History by Jan Jasion]
  • A current catalogue can be found at their website.
  • see George Ronald: Publishing Authentic, Accurate & Inspiring Baha'i Books Since 1943 by Sonjel Vreeland.
  • United Kingdom Abdul-Baha, Will and Testament of; George Ronald; Firsts, Other; Publishing; Publishing Trusts; Publications; David Hofman
    1959 (In the year) The establishment of a Bahá'í Publishing Trust in Iran.

    Since 1899, Bahá'í sacred texts had been hectographed and mimeographed by Mīrzā ʿAlī-Akbar Rūḥānī (known as Moḥebb-al-Solṭān) and others. Although the restrictive laws of the country prohibited the Bahá'ís from printing their literature by letterpress, through the establishment of the Trust, Bahá'í literature was regularly and systematically published in typewritten or calligraphic form until 1979 when the Trust was closed under the Islamic régime. Between 1959 and 1979, several hundred titles were produced and distributed. The trust was also responsible for the publication of circulars, newsletters, pamphlets, and magazines. In 1975 alone, it produced 181,390 copies of books and pamphlets totaling 31 million pages. In the early 1970s an audiovisual center was established in Iran which made rapid growth during the few years of its existence. In the mid-1970s the centre produced 27 cassette programs containing prayers, songs, and speeches amounting to 40,000 copies. They also produced 28 reels of film. [BW12p292; BW16p263; BW12p570; BAHAISM v. The Bahai Community in Iran by V. Rafati]

    Iran Publishing Trusts; Mirza Ali-Akbar Ruhani; Mohebb-al-Soltan
    1964 - 1965 A Bahá'í Publishing Trust for the provision of literature in the French language was established in Brussels. [Riḍván 1965] Brussels; Belgium Publishing Trusts
    1968 (In the year) The Bahá'í Publishing Committee based in Karachi developed into a Bahá'í Publishing Trust responsible for translation and publication into Urdu, English, Persian, Arabic, Sindhi, Pushtu, Balochi, Gojri, Balti and other regional languages. Karachi; Pakistan Publishing Trusts; Translation
    1968 (In the year) A Bahá'í Publishing Trust, Maison d 'Edition, for the publication of Bahá'í literature in the French language, was formed at Brussels by the Belgian National Assembly, thus accomplishing a major goal of the Nine Year Plan. [BW14p95] Brussels; Belgium Publishing Trusts
    1969. (In the year) The Italian Bahá'í Publishing Trust was formed fulfilling one of the goals of the Nine Year Plan. By that time a great number of Bahá'í Sacred Writings and books had been translated into Italian, old translations were revised and commentaries on the Faith were written by Italian believers. [BN No 468 March 1970 p16] Italy Publishing Trusts
    1972 Sep The Bahá'í Publishing Trust of Taiwan was established and registered. [BW15:262] Taiwan Publishing Trusts
    1974 (In the year) The Bahá'í Publishing Trust of Japan was established. Japan Publishing Trusts
    1974 (In the year) The Bahá'í Publishing Trust of Malaysia was established. Malaysia Publishing Trusts
    1974 Mar The Bahá'í Publishing Trust of the Philippines was established in Manila. [DM318] Manila; Philippines Publishing Trusts
    1975 (In the year) The Bahá'í Publishing Trust of Fiji was established. Fiji Publishing Trusts
    1975 (In the year) The Bahá'í Publishing Trust of Australia was established. Australia Publishing Trusts
    1976 (In the year) The Bahá'í Publishing Trust of Norway was established. Norway Publishing Trusts
    1976 Feb The Bahá'í Publishing Trust of Korea was established. [BW16:237] Korea Publishing Trusts
    1981 Jul The reconstituted Bahá'í Publishing Trust of Uganda met for the first time. [BW18:112] Uganda Publishing Trusts
    1992 3 – 6 Feb The Association of Bahá'í Publishers and Distributors was established at a Bahá'í Publishers' Conference in Oakham, England, with its headquarters in the Netherlands. [BINS273:4-5; VV71] Oakham; United Kingdom; Netherlands Publishing Trusts; Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Other

    from the main catalogue

    1. George Ronald: A Bibliographic History, by Jan T. Jasion (2013). The history of George Ronald, the most prominent and prolific independent publisher of Bahá'í books, as shown through a history of their catalogue 1943-2013. [about]
    2. Hofman, David (1997/2003). Two short articles about Hofman, one from 1997 and one on his death in 2003. [about]
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