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Mearne, Samuel (1624–1683), publisher and bookbinder, was born at Reading at 11 a.m. on 20 April 1624, the son of Henry Mearne, yeoman. In 1637 he was apprenticed to Robert Bates, a member of the Stationers' Company, subsequently turned over to John Arnold...

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Reynes, John [formerly Jan Rijens] (d. 1545), bookseller and bookbinder, a native of Wageningen, Gueldres, in the Low Countries, was granted letters of denization on 7 June 1510. Between 1514 and 1535 his name appears regularly in the port rolls as an importer of books. In 1516 ...