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date: 17 February 2020

Stiff, Georgelocked

(1807–1874)
  • Louis James

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Stiff, George (1807–1874), engraver and newspaper proprietor, of obscure origins, was considered by The Bookseller at his death to have been 'one of the principal pioneers of illustrated literature in its present form'. However, he was an obsessively secretive figure, constantly covering his tracks to avoid his creditors, and very little is known of his personal life. He first appears in ...

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F. Boase, , 6 vols. (privately printed, Truro, 1892–1921); repr. (1965)