Alfred Henri Amand Mame

Printer and publisher, born Tours, France, 1811; died there, 1893. Entering his uncle Amand Mame's publishing firm at Tours, he conceived and carried out for the first time the idea of grouping together all the industries connected with the making and distribution of books. His success was complete. In addition to numberless liturgical and devotional works, the firm excelled in illustrated books, and published a celebrated library for Christian youth. Mame organized a profit-sharing scheme for his workers in 1874 and established a pension scheme for his employees, supported from his private purse.

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