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Alfred Abraham Knopf Sr. (September 12, 1892 – August 11, 1984) was an American publisher of the 20th century, and co-founder of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. His contemporaries included the likes of Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, and (of the previous generation) Frank Nelson Doubleday, J. Henry Harper and Henry Holt. Knopf paid special attention to the quality of printing, binding, and design in his books, and earned a reputation as a purist in both content and presentation.
Alfred A. Knopf Sr.
Alfred Abraham Knopf
(1892-09-12)September 12, 1892
New York City, U.S.
|Died||August 11, 1984(1984-08-11) (aged 91)|
Purchase, New York, U.S.
|Education||Columbia University (1912)|
|Spouse||Blanche Wolf Knopf 1916–1966 (her death)|
|Children||Alfred A. Knopf Jr.|
|Relatives||Edwin H. Knopf (half-brother)|