Simms and M'Intyre, London and Belfast
This publishing house was founded in 1790 in Belfast. It was
the earliest companies that specialized in cheap editions. By the time
that this firm published the Abbott books, the imprint stated London,
Paternoster Row as well as Donegal Street in Belfast.
This firm printed several "Jacob Abbott Histories for the Young" in 1850. A number of other Abbott histores were noted as "coming soon" in an 1850 ad. It is unclear whether they were published or not.
Two formats were published. One cost sixpence and were published in boards with ornamental cloth. The other cost one shilling and were cloth lettered.
History of Hannibal the Carthaginian
History of Charles I of England
History of Mary Queen of Scots
History of Alexander the Great