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Carter, John Waynflete (1905–1975), bibliographer and antiquarian bookseller, was born at 6 High Street, Eton, on 10 May 1905, the eldest of two sons and two daughters of Thomas Buchanan Carter, an architect but later an Eton master and in Anglican orders, and his wife, ...

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Crowe, William (1616–1675), bibliographer and schoolmaster, was born at Mutford, Suffolk, and baptized there on 3 October 1616, the eldest son of William Crow (1576–1633), son of Christopher Crow, gentleman, and his wife, Margarett, daughter of James Taylor, prebendary of Ely. His father had been a senior fellow of ...

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Darling, James (1797–1862), bookseller and bibliographer, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to the Edinburgh publisher Adam Black in 1809 and became active in the Scottish Presbyterian church. On moving to London in 1818, Darling entered the theological bookselling business of Ogle, Duncan, and Cochran...

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W. P. Courtney

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Davidson, James (1793–1864), antiquary and bibliographer, was the eldest son of James Davidson (b. c.1748, d. after 1802) of Tower Hill, London, a stationer and printer and deputy lieutenant of the Tower, and Ann, his wife, only daughter of William Sawyer...

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Davies, Myles (b. 1662, d. in or after 1719), bibliographer, was born at Tre'r Abad, in the parish of Whitford, Flintshire, the son of George Davies and Elizabeth Blount. The family were Roman Catholics, and on 28 September 1686 Davies was admitted into the ...

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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall (1776–1847), bibliographer, was born in Calcutta, India, and baptized there on 31 August 1776, the elder son of Thomas Dibdin (c.1731–1780), naval captain and later merchant venturer, and his second wife, Elizabeth Compton (d. c.1780). When he was about the age of four both his parents died: his father on his way to ...

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Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776–1847) by William Behnes © Copyright The British Museum

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Forman, Henry Buxton [Harry] (1842–1917), bibliographer and forger, was born on 11 July 1842 at Camden Place, Southampton Street, Camberwell, the third son and fifth child of the eight children of George Ellery Forman (1800–1867), naval surgeon, and his wife, Maria Courthorpe (1805–1888)...

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Henry Buxton Forman (1842–1917) by unknown photographer [detail] © reserved; Keats House, London Borough of Camden

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Greg, Sir Walter Wilson (1875–1959), literary scholar and bibliographer, was born on 9 July 1875 at Park Lodge, Wimbledon Common, the only son of William Rathbone Greg (1809–1881), a social and political commentator, and his second wife, Julia, second daughter of James Wilson (1805–1860)...

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Greswell, William Parr (bap. 1765, d. 1854), Church of England clergyman and bibliographer, son of John Greswell of Chester, was baptized at Tarvin, Cheshire, on 23 June 1765. He was ordained on 20 September 1789 to the curacy of Blackley, near Manchester. While at ...

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A. W. Reed

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Hazlitt, William Carew (1834–1913), bibliographer and writer, was born at 76 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, London, on 22 August 1834, the eldest son of William Hazlitt (1811–1893), registrar of the court of bankruptcy, and his wife, Catherine Reynell (d. 1860); he was a grandson of ...

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Horne, Thomas Hartwell (1780–1862), biblical scholar and bibliographer, was born in Chancery Lane, London, on 20 October 1780, the son of William Horne, a barrister's clerk and the eldest of six. He was educated successively at a dame-school at Eversley, Hampshire, then at a boys' school in ...

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Jenkinson, Francis John Henry (1853–1923), librarian and bibliographer, born at Forres, Moray, on 20 August 1853, was the elder son of John Henry Jenkinson (1823–1914), younger brother of Sir George Samuel Jenkinson, eleventh baronet, of Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, and of his wife, Alice Henrietta (...

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Francis John Henry Jenkinson (1853–1923) by John Singer Sargent, 1915 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kennedy, James (1784/5–1851), medical bibliographer, was the son of Captain John Kennedy. He was born in Scotland and spent his childhood at Tillyrie, near Kinross. He became librarian to the Glasgow Public Library (a subscription library) and was presumably responsible for the catalogue printed in 1810, which displays his lifelong tendency to over-elaboration. He celebrated his native region in ...

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Lowndes, William Thomas (bap. 1793, d. 1843), bibliographer, was baptized at St Luke's, Chelsea, on 8 December 1793, the son of William Lowndes (1753?–1823), bookseller at 77 Fleet Street and Bedford Street, Covent Garden, and his wife, Mary Ann. He came from a well-known bookselling family, originally from ...

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Falconer Madan (1851–1935) by Percy Bigland, 1920 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Madan, Falconer (1851–1935), librarian and bibliographer, was born on 15 April 1851 at Cam vicarage, Gloucestershire, the fifth and youngest son of George Madan (1807–1891), vicar of Cam, and his wife, Harriet (1813–1904), daughter of William Gresley. He was educated at Crewkerne grammar school...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Martin, John (1791–1855), bibliographer, was born on 16 September 1791 in London, the son of John Martin of 112 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square. He was apprenticed on 1 October 1805 to William Ginger, a Westminster bookseller, but soon afterwards turned over on 6 May 1806 to ...