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Bohn, James George Stuart Burges (1803–1880), bookseller and bibliographer, was born on 20 December 1803 in London, the son of (John) Henry Martin Bohn (c.1757–1843), bookseller of London, and his wife, Elizabeth, niece of James Watt. The translator and publisher Henry George Bohn (1796–1884)...

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Cochrane, John George (1780–1852), publisher and librarian, was born at Glasgow on 21 December 1780, the son of John Cochrane, who worked in the legal profession, and his wife, Katharine, née Morison. By the time he was twenty Cochrane worked in London, where he married, on 30 March 1805, ...

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Darling, James (1797–1862), bookseller and bibliographer, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to the Edinburgh publisher Adam Black in 1809 and became active in the Scottish Presbyterian church. On moving to London in 1818, Darling entered the theological bookselling business of Ogle, Duncan, and Cochran...

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Edwards, James (1756–1816), book collector and bookseller, was born on 8 September 1756 at Halifax, Yorkshire, the second of the six sons (there were also two daughters) of William Edwards (bap. 1723, d. 1808), bookbinder and bookseller of Halifax, and his wife, Jane Green (...

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Greenwood, Thomas (1851–1908), promoter of public libraries and publisher, son of William and Nanny Greenwood, was born on 9 May 1851 at Mount Pleasant, Woodley, Cheshire. His father, a yeoman farmer turned millworker and an active Chartist, died when Thomas was just five months. From the age of three he attended ...

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

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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 ...

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Maunsell, Andrew (b. c. 1560, d. in or after 1604?), bookseller and bibliographer, was made free of the Drapers' Company by John Wight, himself active in the book trade, on 6 December 1574. The dates and circumstances of his birth, marriage, and death are unknown. Although never a member of the ...

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Noble, Francis (d. 1792), publisher and proprietor of a circulating library, and his brother John Noble (d. 1797), publisher and proprietor of a circulating library, are of uncertain origins. They may have been of French descent, and related to William Noble...

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Pollard, (Henry) Graham (1903–1976), bookseller and bibliographer, was born at 85 Erpingham Road, Putney, London, on 7 March 1903. His father was Albert Frederick Pollard (1869–1948), historian and first director of the Institute of Historical Research; his mother, Catherine Susanna (Katie; d. 1934)...

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Smith, John Russell (1810–1894), bookseller and bibliographer, was born on 3 January 1810 and baptized on 10 June at Sevenoaks, the first of two known children of Thomas Smith, millwright, and his wife, Frances, the other child being George Claxon Smith, born on 29 January 1812, also at ...

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Thomason, George (c. 1602–1666), bookseller and collector of civil-war tracts, was the son of George Thomason, husbandman of Sudlow, Cheshire, where Thomason may have been born (some sources suggest he was born at Westham in Sussex). He was apprenticed to Henry Fetherstone...