Alfred A. Knopf Sr.

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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.[1]

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Knopf in 1935, photograph by Carl van Vechten
Alfred Abraham Knopf

(1892-09-12)September 12, 1892
DiedAugust 11, 1984(1984-08-11) (aged 91)
EducationColumbia University (1912)
SpouseBlanche Wolf Knopf 19161966 (her death)
ChildrenAlfred A. Knopf Jr.
RelativesEdwin H. Knopf (half-brother)