Sketches of Some Booksellers

Sketches of Some Booksellers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of all losses and the solace of all profits; and thus it has happened that in the course of time there has been a great increase in the number of publishers, each one bent on the keenest rivalry with his neighbours, and with doubtful benefit to any one. This rivalry was destructive of the old sociability, every man's hand being against his brother. It brought about a kind of anarchy which flourished during the greater part of the nineteenth century. The end of that century has seen the establishment of an Authors' Association, a Publishers' Association, and a Booksellers' Association, and these together, it is reasonable to hope, will lead to the advancement of literature and the prosperity of all interested in its production. Osborne died August 21st, 1767, and was buried on the 27th at St. Mary's, Islington. V. BERNARD LINTOT, 1674-1735 the age of sixty-one, in the year 1735, he must have been born about 1674. Nor have I found any account of his boyhood or his early education. He was about sixteen when he was bound apprentice at Stationers' Hall to Thomas Lingard, December 4th, 1690--turned over to John Harding 169-, and made free March 18th, 1699. AND HENRY LINTOT, 1709-1758 (father And Son) ERNARD was the son of John Lintot, of Horsham in Sussex, yeoman. The date of his birth is not given, but as he died at Dunton says of this Mr. Harding: "Without flattery, he deserves to be called a very courteous man, of a lovely proportion, extremely well made, as handsome a man, and as good an air, as perhaps few of his neighbours exceed him." Bernard Lintot, soon after his freedom, commenced business as a bookseller, October 13th, 1700, at the sign of "The Cross Keys and Crown," next Nando's Coffee House, the first house east...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745353
  • 9781236745354