John Nourse

(1705—1780) bookseller

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By the early 1730s, he owned his own shop off the Strand. He published foreign-language and scientific works, became bookseller to the Society for the Encouragement of Learning, and styled himself bookseller to the king (1762–80). Nourse conducted a profitable exchange trade with booksellers in Leiden and Amsterdam; his name was so widely known that Continental publishers sometimes used it in their false imprints.

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