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Heath, Benjamin (1704–1766), literary scholar and book collector, was born at Exeter on 20 April 1704, the eldest son of Benjamin Heath (1672?–1728), fuller and merchant of Exeter, who married Elizabeth Kelland (buried at St Leonard's, Exeter, in October 1723). His father was a prominent Baptist and he was not baptized in ...


Offor, George (1787–1864), literary editor and book collector, was born in the liberty of the Tower of London Without on 30 July 1787, the son of George Offor and his wife, Mary. He started in business as a bookseller at 2 Postern Row, Tower Hill, London...


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Reed, Isaac (1742–1807), literary editor and book collector, was born on 1 January 1742 at Stewart Street, near the Old Artillery Ground, London, the son of Isaac Reed (d. 1757), a baker, and his wife, Margaret, née Adamson (d. 1788). His father, whose shop was in ...