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William Herbert (1718–1795) by William Say, pubd 1809 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Herbert, William (1718–1795), bibliographer and printseller, was born on 29 November 1718, the second of five children of Thomas Herbert (c.1691–1721), a dyer and hosier of Gravel Lane, Southwark, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1748). His parents were Londoners and Presbyterians. What is known of his first thirty years derives from ...


Ricci, Seymour Montefiore Robert Rosso de (1881–1942), art historian and bibliographer, was born on 17 May 1881 at Meadowbank, Twickenham, the eldest son of James Herman de Ricci (1847–1900), barrister and former colonial judge, and his second wife, Helen, née Montefiore (1857–1932). His parents were divorced in 1890, and ...