William Herbert

(1718—1795) bibliographer and printseller

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Joseph Ames (1687—1759) bibliographer and antiquary



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In 1760 Herbert bought Ames’s own interleaved and annotated copy of his Typographical Antiquities (1749) and revised and expanded it, eventually publishing a new edition of it in three volumes (1785–90). The British Library holds Herbert’s own revised and annotated copy of his edition, bound in six volumes. His own collection of MSS and early printed books was sold 1796–8.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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