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Beck, Henry Charles [Harry] (1902–1974), graphic artist and map designer, was born on 4 June 1902 at 14 Wesley Road, Leyton, Essex, the second child and only son of Joshua Try Beck, variously described as a commercial traveller, and an artist and monumental mason, and ...

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Bowtell [Boudle], John (1753–1813), bookbinder and philanthropist, the third son of Joseph Boudle (c.1722–1757) and his wife, Margery (c.1720–1780), was born on 1 August 1753, and baptized John Boudle on 15 September 1753 at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by John D. Haigh

Chabot, Charles (bap. 1815, d. 1882), graphologist, was born in Battersea, Surrey, and baptized on 19 March 1815 at St Mary's, Battersea, the second of the three children of Charles Chabot, a lithographer, and his wife, Amy (or Amey), née Pearson; the family was Huguenot. He began as a lithographer in ...

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George Cruikshank (1792–1878) by Daniel Maclise, 1833 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cruikshank, George (1792–1878), graphic artist, was born on 27 September 1792, and baptized on 6 November at St George's, Bloomsbury Way, London, the second son of Isaac Cruikshank (1764–1811), caricaturist, and his wife, Mary, née MacNaughton (1769–1853). At the time the family lived at ...

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Edwards, William (bap. 1723, d. 1808), bookbinder, was baptized on 6 January 1723 at St James's Church, Halifax, Yorkshire, the second of three sons of Richard Edwards, a schoolmaster.

Edwards was very successful in collecting rare books and his Halifax bookshop and bindery, facing up ...

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H. R. Tedder

revised by A. P. Woolrich

Fry, Edmund (1754–1835), typefounder, was born at Bristol, the son of Joseph Fry (1728–1787), chocolate manufacturer and typefounder, and his wife, Anna, née Portsmouth (1719/20–1803), daughter of Henry Portsmouth MD of Basingstoke, Hampshire. He studied medicine, took the degree of MD at Edinburgh...

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Edmund Fry (1757–1835) by unknown artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fry, Joseph (1728–1787), chocolate manufacturer and typefounder, was born into a devout Quaker family in 1728, the eldest son of John Fry (d. 1775), a shopkeeper of Sutton Benger, Wiltshire. He was educated at a Quaker boarding-school in the north of England...

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Gilroy, John Thomas Young (1898–1985), graphic artist and portrait painter, was born on 20 May 1898 at 4 Crawhall Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, the second son and the fourth of eight children of John William Gilroy, marine artist and technical draughtsman, and his wife, ...

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John Thomas Young Gilroy (1898–1985) self-portrait Garrick Club / the art archive

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Bert Thomas

revised by Ben Whitworth

Hassall, John (1868–1948), poster designer, was born on 21 May 1868 at Walmer, Kent, the eldest son of Lieutenant Christopher Clark Hassall RN (1838–1876), of a Cheshire family of wine merchants, and his wife, Louisa Sparkes, daughter of the Revd Joseph Butterworth Owen...

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Thomas Hodgkin

revised by Helen Caroline Jones

Hodgkin, John (1766–1845), grammarian and calligrapher, was born at Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire, on 11 February 1766, the son of John Hodgkin, shopkeeper and wool stapler, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Gibbs. He was educated partly at a Quakers' school at Worcester, and partly by his uncle, ...

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Humphreys, (Henry) Noel (1807–1879), graphic artist and author, was born on 4 January 1807 in Birmingham, the son of James Humphreys and Dorothy Ann Knowles. He was educated at King Edward VI's Grammar School, Birmingham, and received artistic training in Brussels.

Following his marriage at ...

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Johnston, Edward (1872–1944), calligrapher and designer of lettering, was born on 11 February 1872 in San José province, Uruguay, the second of the four children of Fowell Buxton Johnston (b. 1839), army officer, and his wife, Alice Douglas (d. 1891). His paternal grandfather was ...

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Edward Johnston (1872–1944) by Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond, exh. Royal Society of Portrait Painters 1937 © Estate of Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond / National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Lewis

revised by James Hamilton

Lamb, Lynton Harold (1907–1977), artist and book designer, was born in Hyderabad, India, on 15 April 1907, the second son of a Methodist minister, the Revd Frederick Lamb, and his wife, (Charlotte) Annie Brown. He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and at the ...

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Lettou, John (fl. 1475–1483), bookbinder and printer, may have come from the eastern Baltic, since his name, Lettou, was the Middle English form for Lithuania. But by this date such a name no longer guaranteed a person's immediate origins. Seventeen books printed between 1475 and 1480 are attributed to the workshop of the 'Indulgence Binder' now identified as ...

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Linde, Andreas [Andrew] (d. 1759), bookseller and bookbinder, may have come originally from Saxony in north-eastern Germany. He was present in London from no later than January 1743, as he married Ursula Smith at St Giles, Cripplegate, on the 22nd of that month. He appears to have set up shop as a bookseller, bookbinder and stationer 'at the ...