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Aggas, Edward (b. in or before 1549, d. 1625?), bookseller and publisher, was the son of Robert Aggas (d. in or before 1564), of Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, and probably related to Radulph Agas, who was a native of the same place. He was apprenticed to 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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Allen [née Howse; other married name Chapman], Hannah (fl. 1632–1664), bookseller, was probably the daughter of Robert Howes, bookseller and bookbinder, and his wife, Anne, who baptized a daughter, Anne, on 26 December 1619 in St Botolph, Aldgate, London. She married the bookseller ...

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Alsop, Benjamin (b. c. 1658, d. in or before 1703), bookseller, was the only son of Vincent Alsop (bap. 1630, d. 1703), presbyterian minister, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin King of Oakham, Rutland. His father, who was married on 1 May 1657, lived and preached at ...

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Chapman, Livewell (bap. 1625, d. in or after 1665), bookseller and Fifth Monarchist, was baptised on 1 December 1625 at St Mary le Bow, London, the son of Edward Chapman, a London scrivener. His father had died by the time he was apprenticed in the ...

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G. C. Boase

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Conder, Josiah (1789–1855), bookseller and writer, was born in Falcon Street, Aldersgate, London, on 17 September 1789, the son of Thomas Conder (1746/7–1831), a map engraver and bookseller, and his wife, Elisabeth. His grandfather Dr John Conder was president of Old College, Homerton...

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Cottle, Joseph (1770–1853), bookseller and author, was born on 9 March 1770 in Barton Alley, Bristol, second of the seven children of Robert (d. 1800) and Sarah Cottle (1739–1813) from Trowbridge; Amos Simon Cottle was his elder brother. Robert, descended from a Cornish gentry family, was a tailor and draper in ...

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Dewes, Garrat (b. in or before 1533, d. 1591), bookseller and publisher, was the eldest son of Adrian Dewes (d. 1551), descended from the ancient lords of Kessel in Guelderland, who during the reign of Henry VIII had moved from the Low Countries...

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Dilly, Charles (1739–1807), bookseller, was born on 22 May 1739 at Southill, Bedfordshire, the third son of Thomas Dilly, a substantial yeoman farmer. The family had been based in Southill for at least two centuries, according to James Boswell. On 1 June 1756 he was bound as an apprentice to his elder brother ...

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Dilly, Edward (1732–1779), bookseller, was born on 25 July 1732 at Southill, Bedfordshire, the second son of Thomas Dilly, a substantial yeoman farmer. According to James Boswell, the Dilly family had lived there for at least two centuries. He was the brother of ...

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H. R. Tedder

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Duckett, James (d. 1601), bookseller, was a younger son of Duckett of Gilthwaiterigg, in the parish of Skelsmergh, Westmorland, and was brought up as a protestant. He had, however, for godfather James Leybourne of Skelsmergh, who was executed at Lancaster on 22 March 1583 for denial of the queen's supremacy....

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Elliot, Charles (1748–1790), bookseller, was born on 7 March 1748 near Selkirk, the youngest of five children of Andrew Elliot, tenant of Oakwood Miln farm, and the second child of Mary Simpson. He apparently learned bookselling in Kirkcaldy, where his sister Margaret and brother-in-law ...

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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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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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H. R. Tedder

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Henderson, Andrew (fl. 1731–1775), writer and bookseller, was born in Roxburghshire, where he lived until the age of five, when he moved north with his father. He was at Marischal College, Aberdeen, from 1731 to 1735, receiving the degree of MA. He claimed to have studied also at the ...

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Lemoine, Henry (1756–1812), author and bookseller, was born on 14 January 1756 in Spitalfields, London, and baptized in the French Huguenot church of La Patente in Brown's Lane, Spitalfields, on 1 February 1756. He was the only son of Henry Lemoine, a French protestant refugee, and ...

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Nicol, George (1740?–1828), bookseller and publisher, was probably born in May 1740 in Scotland. Little is known of his family and early life. By 1769 he was living in London, where he was employed as an assistant and subsequently as a partner to his uncle ...

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Petyt [Petit], Thomas (b. in or before 1494, d. 1565/6), printer and bookseller, was born in England but may have been related to the Parisian printer John Petit, who is said to have had printed books 'in thaundes of Thomas Petytt' in ...

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Salisbury, Thomas (1566/7–1622), bookseller and Welsh-language poet, was the son of Pierce Salberye, a husbandman, of Clocaenog, Denbighshire. He was apprenticed, probably aged fourteen, to Oliver Wilkes, stationer, from 9 October 1581, and was admitted freeman of the Stationers' Company on 17 October 1588. His first known publication was a short catechism, in English, for children; in 1593 he published ...