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James Leake

(1686—1764) bookseller


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In 1721, Leake established a successful bookshop in Bath, celebrated in Mary Chandler's A Description of Bath (1733). His reputation was damaged when Curll twice named him in false imprints of indecent works, but he continued to publish in Bath, often with William Frederick.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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