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companion

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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A Companion to the Early Printed Book in Britain, 1476–1558. Ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Susan Powell.

David McKitterick.

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March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Bibliography; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1091 words.

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bibliophile

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

[Gk, ‘lover of books’]

Term first used by Dibdin in his Library Companion (1824). It is now generally understood to signify a book collector of refined judgement, the quality of ...

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John Buckland Wright

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Principally known for wood and copper engravings for the Golden Cockerel Press, particularly his masterpiece Keats's Endymion (1947). His teaching led to his influential manual Etching and...

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Arthur Waugh

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Waugh was managing director of Chapman & Hall from 1902 to 1930, and chairman of the firm 1926–36 and in 1940.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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Nicholas Trübner

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

He studied languages in his native Heidelberg and worked in London at Longman from 1843. His business on Ludgate Hill opened in 1851, and merged with Kegan Paul in 1889.

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Arthur Boyd Houghton

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

He contributed illustrations to magazines such as Good Words and The Graphic, and illustrated numerous books including the Warne editions of Arabian Nights (1863) and Don Quixote (1866).

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Royal Society of Literature

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Was founded in 1823. The Associates were elected by the council of the Society (Malthus and S. T. Coleridge were among the first ten). The Society published papers read to it under the...

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Prince Augustus Frederick

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

With the assistance of his surgeon and librarian Thomas Pettigrew (1791–1865) he assembled a library of over 50,000 books and MSS. It included large collections of bibles, incunabula,...

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Benjamin Alsop

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Apprenticed to Ponder in 1672, Alsop was made free of the Stationers’ Company in 1679. He was involved in the publishing of Nonconformist authors such as Bunyan, during a career which was...

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Samuel Bagster

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Since royal privilege only covered unannotated bibles, Bagster published annotated parallel texts: the English Polyglot (1816), Biblia Sacra Polyglotta Bagsteriana (1817), and the English...

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Brabazon Aylmer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

A leading publisher of religious literature, Aylmer included amongst his authors his friend Milton, the Calvinist Isaac Barrow, Bishop John Tillotson, and the anti-Quaker George Keith. He...

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Francis Bailey

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Taught by Peter Miller, at Ephrata, Bailey published the Pennsylvanische Zeitungs-Blat (1778), United States Magazine (1779), and Freeman's Journal (1781–92); he printed the Supporter (1800...

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Samuel O. Beeton

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Of the English Woman's Domestic Magazine (1852–77) and the Boy's Own Magazine (1855–74). With Charles Clarke, he was the first English publisher of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). He published...

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Bulkeley Bandinel

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

His long tenure saw major growth in legal deposit stock as well as in rare and foreign books and MSS. He was also co-editor of a lavish edition of Dugdale's Monasticon (1817–30).

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Walter Chepman

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Printers and merchants in Edinburgh. In 1507, Chepman was granted a patent by James IV to set up a printing office in Edinburgh, in partnership with Andrew Myllar. They published eleven...

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Louis Cheron

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Settled in London by 1693, Cheron increasingly illustrated books (e.g. for Lintot and Tonson). His most influential designs were for Tonson's Poetical Works of John Milton (1720) and...

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Robert Clavell

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Apprenticed to Richard Royston from 1650, he became a freeman of the Stationers’ Company in 1657. Clavell’s name featured as publisher or seller in more than 700 imprints. He also founded...

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Douglas Cleverdon

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

His bookshop, open 1926–40 in his native Bristol, specialized in fine printing and illustration (see 16). He joined the BBC around 1938, retiring in 1969, when he established...

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Richard Chiswell

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A freeman of the Stationers’ Company, his great innovation was the creation of a joint-stock partnership (known as a conger) to protect the trade from the proliferation of pirated copies.

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Edward Conway

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He owned nearly 15,000 books and MSS, divided between his Irish and his London libraries. His interests were in part literary—he had large collections of romances and of plays—but also...

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