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Herbert, William (1718-1795), bibliographer and printseller

Robin Myers

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/13062
Herbert, William (1718-1795), bibliographer and printseller

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Herbert, William (1718-1795), bibliographer and printseller, was born on 29 November 1718, the second of five children of Thomas Herbert (c.1691-1721), a dyer and hosier of Gravel Lane, Southwark, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1748). His parents were Londoners and Presbyterians. What is known of his first thirty years derives ...

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