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Ackermann, George (1803–1891), publisher and artist, was born in London on 29 January 1803, the second surviving son of Rudolph Ackermann (1764–1834) and Martha, née Massey (1769–1811). By nature quiet, gentle, and something of a dreamer, he was nevertheless an obedient son and began a long and active business career by joining his father's business as publisher of books and prints at ...

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Ackermann, Rudolph (1764–1834), publisher, was born on 20 April 1764 at Stollberg, near Leipzig, in Saxony, the sixth child of Barthel Ackermann (1723–1798), a saddler, and his wife, Justina Scharschmidt (1732–1808). He was educated at the Latin school at Stollberg and then at ...

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Rudolph Ackermann (1764–1834) attrib. François Nicholas Mouchet, 1810–14 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Adams, Orion (1717?–1797), printer, baptized in Manchester Cathedral on 17 April 1720, was born in Manchester, probably in 1717, the son of Roger Adams (1681?–1741), printer of the Manchester Weekly Journal from 1719 to at least 1725 and from 1732 of the ...

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Adams, Roger (1681?–1741), printer and publisher, is thought to have been born at Chester, and may have served an apprenticeship to a member of the Chester Company of Painters, Glaziers, Embroiderers and Stationers, although there is no entry of his name in the minute books of that company. He did, however, become a freeman of the city of ...

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Adams, Thomas (b. in or before 1566, d. 1620), printer, son of Thomas Adams, yeoman, of Neen Savage, Shropshire, was apprenticed to Oliver Wilkes, stationer, on 29 September 1582 for seven years, and turned over to George Bishop on 14 October 1583 for the same period. He was admitted a freeman of the ...

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Aggas, Edward (b. in or before 1549, d. 1625?), bookseller and publisher, was the son of Robert Aggas (d. in or before 1564), of Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, and probably related to Radulph Agas, who was a native of the same place. He was apprenticed to the ...

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Allde [Alldee], Edward (1555x63–1627), printer, son of John Allde (d. 1584), printer, and his wife, Margaret (d. after 1603), was made free of the Stationers' Company by patrimony on 18 February 1584. His name appeared on book imprints from the year of his freedom, and he entered his first copy in the ...

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Allde, John (b. in or before 1531, d. 1584), printer and bookseller, took up his freedom of the Stationers' Company in January 1555. He had been apprenticed to the bookseller Richard Kele until Kele's death in 1552, and was left 'fyve pounds...