Bradley Thomas Batsford

(1821—1904) bookseller and publisher

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Known for illustrated books on architecture and the decorative arts, as well as practical handbooks for professional builders. A pioneer in the use of photographic illustrations (see16), Batsford and his firm maintained a loyal coterie of authors. His sons, Bradley and Herbert, continued to publish high-quality books on the buildings, topography, and social history of Britain: they were succeeded by their nephew Harry Batsford.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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