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W. Irving Way (1853 – 1931) was a partner in the publishing firm Way & Williams, which published L. Frank Baum's first literary book, Mother Goose in Prose, in 1897.

Originally from Trenton, Ontario, Way was a railroad executive who pursued an interest in bibliophilia and the craft of bookmaking. He was a founding member of the Grolier Club and president of the Caxton Club. He lectured on the craft of bookbinding at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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