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Rastell, John (c. 1475–1536), lawyer and printer, was the son of Thomas Rastell (d. 1505?); he was probably born in Coventry, though John Bale later claimed Rastell was a Londoner by birth. Rastell's father and grandfather both had civic and legal responsibilities in ...


Rivington family (per. c. 1710–c. 1960), printers, publishers, and lawyers, were, from the early eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, one of the most important book-trade dynasties in England.

The family connection with the book trade began with Charles [i] Rivington (1688–1742...