In 1855 was founded this publishing house by Innocenci López Bernagossi as a result of the purchase of Librería Española, located next to Rambla, that was acquired to Oliveres i Montmany brothers.+ information
The collection keep around 11.000 photographies and 20 postcards. This collection come from the graphic material of the López family publishing house, owner also of the Librería Española. It contains documents produced between 1890 and 1920. The collection was deposited to the Arxiu Històric de la Ciutat de Barcelona between 1933-1934.
Llanas, Manuel. L’edició a Catalunya el segle XX (fins a 1939). Gremi d’editors de Catalunya. Barcelona. Setembre, 2005.
Llanas, Manuel. L’edició a Catalunya: el segle XIX. Gremi d’editors de Catalunya. Barcelona. Setembre, 2005.
In 1855 was founded this publishing house by Innocenci López Bernagossi as a result of the purchase of Librería Española, located next to Rambla, that was acquired to Oliveres i Montmany brothers.
Innocenci López Bernagossi was born in Girona in 1829. He became one of the most prominent bookseller and publisher in Barcelona and Catalonia. Prior to acquisicion of the Librería Española, he worked as a assistant for the Tasso house. Once he acquired the Librería Española, and founded his publishing house he devoted to bookseller and publisher work. Thanks to his work as a publisher, works by Apel·les Mestres, Víctor Balaguer, Josep-Lluís Pellicer, and many other writers and artists from the Catalan panorama of the time are known. He was also the founder of the weekly magazine of Esquella de la Torratxa, and La Campana de Gràcia. His ideology was republican and he took part in the Revolution of 1868 and was a member of the Revolutionary Board of Barcelona.
In 1895, due to the death of Innocent, the business was continued by the son, Antonio López Benturas, who bargained for the publication of weekly magazines and their respective almanacs, since he began to use them prolificly, photographic illustrations with a journalistic objective.
When Antonio López Benturas died, was his son Antoni López Llausàs, nièce of Innocenci López, who closed the publishing house of the family. López Llausàs with the partners Manuel Borràs and Josep Maria Cruzet created the Catalònia bookstore in Barcelona, which was also an important publishing house as the old Librería Española.
The collections published by the Lopez family are of a literary nature. It's relevant the presence of the great authors of universal literature, classical Castilian, Catalan authors of the moment and select works of humorism.