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Ford, William (1771–1832), bookseller and print dealer, was born in Manchester, the son of Ann and John Ford, a tin man, brazier, and brass-founder. He was baptized on 8 February 1772 in the Cannon Street Independent Chapel in Manchester, and educated at Manchester grammar school...

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Fourdrinier, Paul (1698–1758), engraver and printseller, was born in Groningen in the Netherlands, the son of Jacques Fourdrinier and his wife, Jeanne Theroude, Huguenot refugees from Dieppe, Normandy. In the Dictionary of National Biography his works and career were assigned to two individuals, ...

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Godet, Gyles (fl. c. 1547–1568), print publisher, is of unknown parentage. He was probably apprenticed to a master in the rue Montorgueil, Paris, the centre of the French woodcut trade, which was then at its peak. He settled in London about 1547 and received letters of denization on 8 April 1551. On 16 May 1555 he was received as a brother of the ...