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Samuel Mearne

(1624—1683) publisher and bookbinder


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Mearne was appointed Bookbinder to the King in 1660, and was subsequently Bookbinder, Bookseller, and Stationer to the King (1675). His workshop produced some of the finest bindings of the period, including many for royal use; he probably began as a binder in the late 1640s, but soon branched out into bookselling and publishing. His son Charles (d. 1686) continued the business after his death.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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