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Andrewe, Laurence (fl. c. 1520–1530), printer and translator, describes himself in the prologue to his edition of the Hortus sanitatis ([1527]), as 'of the towne of Calis' (sig. Aiir). Andrewe published seven surviving works in London between 1527 and 1529 'at the sygne of the golden crosse' in ...

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Blount [Blunt], Edward (bap. 1562, d. in or before 1632), bookseller and translator, was baptized on 31 January 1562 in the parish of St Laurence Pountney, London, probably the sixth of eight known children of Ralph (Rafe) Blount (Blunt or Blonte; d. 1571)...

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Bohn, Henry George (1796–1884), translator and publisher, was born on 4 January 1796 and baptized in London on 7 February, the first of four sons of John Henry Martin Bohn (c.1757–1843), of Münster, Westphalia, Germany, and Elizabeth Watt, niece of James Watt...

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Henry George Bohn (1796–1884) by Mayall © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Collyer, Joseph, the elder (1714/15–1776), translator and bookseller, was probably the son of Joseph Collyer (d. 1724), a bookseller and treasurer of the Stationers' Company. He married Mary Mitchell [see Collyer, Mary (1716/-1762)], who was also a translator and novelist; their son, ...

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Copland [Coplande], Robert [Roberte] (fl. 1505–1547), translator and printer, began his career in Wynkyn de Worde's shop. Because in his poem Hye Way one of the beggars tells ‘Copland’ that he is:

And lyke your maystershyp

of the north

Francis suggested a northern origin for the printer (...

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Gili, John Louis (1907–1998), bookseller, publisher, and Catalan scholar, was born Joan Lluís Gili i Serra on 10 February 1907 in Barcelona, the son of Lluís Gili Roig (1882–1957), bookseller and publisher, and his wife, Victoria Serra Sunyol. He was thus a scion of a publishing house founded by ...

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Godwin [formerly Clairmont; née de Vial], Mary Jane (1768–1841), translator and bookseller, was probably the daughter of Peter de Vial, a merchant of Exeter, who apparently died bankrupt in 1791, and his first wife, Mary, née Tremlett (1740–1774). Her parents also had at least two other daughters and one son. Very little is known about her life until 1801, at which time, under the name ...

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Gough, John (d. 1543/4), bookseller and translator, first appears in 1523 as a bookseller in the parish of St Bride's, Fleet Street, London. He was associated with the printer Wynkyn de Worde, and was both an overseer and a significant beneficiary of de Worde's...

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Harari [née Benenson], Manya (1905–1969), publisher and translator, was born at Baku, Russia, on 8 April 1905, the fourth child and youngest daughter of Grigory Benenson, a Jewish financier, and his wife, Sophie Goldberg. While Benenson amassed an enormous fortune Manya's childhood was spent amid the opulence of a rented top floor of ...

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Lynne, Walter (d. in or before 1571), publisher and translator, was a native of Antwerp, and seems to have been active as a publisher in the Netherlands. A Wouter van Lin is known to have issued in Antwerp two editions of Gassar's Cronycke...

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Marshall, William (d. 1540?), printer and translator, may have been the William Marshall who in 1527 was a clerk to the chief baron of the exchequer and a protégé of Sir Thomas More. If so, he and his patron soon parted ideological company. By 1533 ...

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Martin [née Eccleston], Dorcas, Lady Martin (1536/7–1599), translator and bookseller, was probably the daughter of John Eccleston, grocer, of Cheapside and Tottenham, who may have moved to London from Lancashire (on her monument, Dorcas is described as the daughter of John Eccleston...

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Nutt, Alfred Trübner (1856–1910), publisher and Celtic scholar, was born in London on 22 November 1856, the eldest and only surviving son of David Nutt (d. 1863), a foreign bookseller and publisher, and his wife, Ellen, daughter of Robert Carter and granddaughter of ...

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Pricke, Robert (c. 1642–1708), publisher and translator, was born in central London, the son of Robert Pricke (bap. 1624) and his wife, Dorothy Mitchell. Little is known of his early life, but Horace Walpole says that he was a student of the etcher ...

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H. R. Tedder

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Rousseau, Samuel Kent (1763–1820), printer and orientalist, born in London, was the eldest son of Philip Rousseau, printer, and his wife, Susanna. He was baptized on 20 November 1763 at St Anne Blackfriars, London; he had at least five brothers and one sister baptized in the same church. His father was at one time a fellow workman with ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Scarlett, Nathaniel (1753–1802), bookseller and translator, was born on 28 September 1753, the son of Bartholomew Scarlett and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated at Kingswood School, Wiltshire, and from 1767 at Merchant Taylors' School, London. Originally apprenticed as a shipwright, he was afterwards an accountant and projected the ...

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Scoloker, Anthony (d. 1593), translator and printer, established the first press at Ipswich, probably in 1547. Conceivably he may be identified as the Antony Scolacar who on 21 January 1542 was bound apprentice to the London grocer John Over but never made free of the company; the presumption of an apprenticeship at age sixteen, however, would mean that by age twenty-one ...

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Sisam, Kenneth (1887–1971), Anglo-Saxon scholar and publisher, was born in Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand, on 2 September 1887, the youngest of eight children of Alfred John Sisam (1844–1928) and his wife, Maria, née Knights (1846–1895). The family name came from the village of ...