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Ackermann, George (1803–1891), publisher and artist, was born in London on 29 January 1803, the second surviving son of Rudolph Ackermann (1764–1834) and Martha, née Massey (1769–1811). By nature quiet, gentle, and something of a dreamer, he was nevertheless an obedient son and began a long and active business career by joining his father's business as publisher of books and prints at ...

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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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Baedeker, Karl (1801–1859), publisher, was born in Essen on 3 November 1801, the son of Gottschalk Diederich Baedeker (1778–1841), bookseller, and his wife, Marianne (1781–1847), daughter of bookseller Gehra of Neuwied. The family had a wide range of business activities connected to books, including publishing, bookselling, printing, and editing newspapers. After attending ...

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Baldwin, Richard (c. 1653–1698), publisher, was probably born in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the son of Thomas Baldwin, a hemp-dresser. No further information survives about his family and education. On 5 August 1668 Baldwin was apprenticed to George Eversden, a bookseller then working in St John's Lane, London...

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Andrew Bell (1725/66–1809) by George Watson Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Bell, Andrew (1725/6–1809), engraver and publisher, was probably born in Edinburgh, the son of John Bell, a baker. He was apprenticed to Richard Cooper the elder and began his career modestly as an engraver of letters, names, and crests on plates and dog collars. One of his customers was the ...

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Benbow, William (1787–1864), radical and publisher, was born at Middlewich, Cheshire, where he was baptized on 21 February 1787, one of thirteen children of William Benbow (bap. 1750, d. 1817), shoemaker, and his wife, Hannah, née Chear (bap. 1752, d. 1828)...

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Black, Adam (1784–1874), publisher and politician, was born on 20 February 1784 at 7 Charles Street, Edinburgh, the second of the three sons of Charles Black (1755/6–1826), master builder, and his wife, Isabella Nicol (1757/8–1847) of Drygrange Farm near Melrose.

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Adam Black (1784–1874) by unknown engraver, pubd 1885 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blackwood, William (1776–1834), publisher and founder of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, was born in Edinburgh on 20 November 1776, the second son of Alexander Blackwood (1736–1802), descended from a family of silk mercers, and Janet Drysdale. On finishing his formal education at the age of fourteen, ...

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William Blackwood (1836–1912) by William Logsdail © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Blackwood (1776–1834) by Sir William Allan, 1830? Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Blackwood, William (1836–1912), literary editor and publisher, was born on 13 July 1836 at Lucknow, India, eldest son of Major William Blackwood (1810–1861) and Emma Moore. In 1842 he was sent back to the family home in Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, to begin his education at the ...

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Chapman, Livewell (fl. 1643–1665), bookseller and Fifth Monarchist, was the son of Edward Chapman, a London scrivener. His father had died by the time he was apprenticed in the London Stationers' Company, on 6 November 1643, to Benjamin Allen, bookseller. After Allen's death in 1646 he continued his apprenticeship in ...

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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...