Frederick Startridge Ellis

(1830—1901) bookseller and author

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Following an apprenticeship in Chancery Lane, Ellis set up as a bookseller in Covent Garden in 1860, establishing a reputation for rare books and MSS. In 1868 he began publishing literary works by W. Morris, Rossetti, and Swinburne. Having catalogued several private collections, after retiring in 1885 he continued to work as an indexer for the Shelley Society and editor for the Kelmscott Press.

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