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Adams, Orion (1717?–1797), printer, baptized in Manchester Cathedral on 17 April 1720, was born in Manchester, probably in 1717, the son of Roger Adams (1681?–1741), printer of the Manchester Weekly Journal from 1719 to at least 1725 and from 1732 of the ...

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Adams, Roger (1681?–1741), printer and publisher, is thought to have been born at Chester, and may have served an apprenticeship to a member of the Chester Company of Painters, Glaziers, Embroiderers and Stationers, although there is no entry of his name in the minute books of that company. He did, however, become a freeman of the city of ...

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Adams, Thomas (b. in or before 1566, d. 1620), printer, son of Thomas Adams, yeoman, of Neen Savage, Shropshire, was apprenticed to Oliver Wilkes, stationer, on 29 September 1582 for seven years, and turned over to George Bishop on 14 October 1583 for the same period. He was admitted a freeman of the ...

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Allde [Alldee], Edward (1555x63–1627), printer, son of John Allde (d. 1584), printer, and his wife, Margaret (d. after 1603), was made free of the Stationers' Company by patrimony on 18 February 1584. His name appeared on book imprints from the year of his freedom, and he entered his first copy in the ...

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Allde, John (b. in or before 1531, d. 1584), printer and bookseller, took up his freedom of the Stationers' Company in January 1555. He had been apprenticed to the bookseller Richard Kele until Kele's death in 1552, and was left 'fyve pounds...

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Anderton, William (1663–1693), printer, was born at Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 29 September 1663, the son of William Anderton (d. 1671), a clothier (who claimed kinship with the Lancashire gentry Andertons), and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1660–1693), daughter of Maximilian Topham...

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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 '...

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Applebee, John (c. 1690–1750), printer and bookseller, worked from premises a little below Brideway Bridge in Blackfriars, and then in Fleet Ditch from 1715 to 1724, and specialized in the lives of criminals and their dying speeches. Applebee printed the St James Evening Post, or, Nightly Pacquet...

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Applegath, Augustus (1788–1871), printer, was born on 17 June 1788 in Stepney, the second child of Augustus Joseph Applegath, an East India Company sea captain, and his wife, Ann, formerly Parker, née Lepard. He was educated at Dr Wanostrocht's Alfred House Academy at ...

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Arbuthnet [Arbuthnot], Alexander (d. 1585), printer, about whose background, parentage, place of birth, early life, and education nothing is known, is first heard of as a partner of the Edinburgh printer and bookseller Thomas Bassandyne in a production agreement between the two men in December 1574. Their partnership was specifically to produce ...

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Arrowsmith, James Williams (1839–1913), printer and publisher, was born on 6 November 1839, in Copenhagen Street, Worcester, the seventh of nine children of Isaac Arrowsmith (1802–1871) and his wife, Louisa (d. 1877), daughter of Matthias Williams. Isaac was a printer who moved to ...

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Awdely [Awdeley; alias Sampson], John (b. in or before 1532, d. 1575), printer and writer, was the younger son of Sampson Awdelie (d. 1559/60), verger of Westminster Abbey. He was a king's scholar at Westminster School between 1542 and 1544, and was made free of the ...

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Baddam, Benjamin (c. 1693–1740?), printer and compiler of the Memoirs of the Royal Society, was the eldest of three children of Benjamin Baddam (1670–1700/01), free of the Glaziers' Company in 1692, who married Elizabeth Palmer (1672–1701×16), daughter of John Palmer, a dyer, at ...

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Bagster, Samuel, the younger (1800–1835), printer and author, was born in the Strand, London, on 19 October 1800, the eldest surviving son of Samuel Bagster (1772–1851) and his wife, Eunice, née Birch (1777–1877). His two elder brothers died in infancy. He was educated at a school in ...

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Baker, William (bap. 1742, d. 1785), printer and classical scholar, was baptized on 5 April 1742 at St Mary, Reading, the son of William Baker, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Jane, née Cox. His father had hoped for a career in the church for him, encouraged in this by ...

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Baldwin, William (d. in or before 1563), author and printer, has left few biographical traces, although uncorroborated evidence—including claims that he himself lodged in the 1587 edition of Mirror for Magistrates—suggests that he was from Wales. Records survive concerning a Shropshireman named ...

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Balfour, John (1715–1795), bookseller and printer, was born in South Leith, Edinburghshire, on 1 December 1715, the ninth among the sixteen children of the manufacturer and shipbuilder James Balfour (1681–1737) and Louisa Hamilton (1686–1750). When he was three the family moved to the ...

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James Ballantyne (1772–1833) by John Ballantyne National Gallery of Scotland