Richard Chiswell

(1640—1711) bookseller

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A freeman of the Stationers’ Company, his great innovation was the creation of a joint-stock partnership (known as a conger) to protect the trade from the proliferation of pirated copies.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Bibliography.

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