A DICTIONARY OF THE PRINTERS AND BOOKSELLERS WHO WERE AT WORK IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND FROM 1726 TO 1775. H. R. Plomer, E. R. McC. Dix, G. H. Bushness.

A DICTIONARY OF THE PRINTERS AND BOOKSELLERS WHO WERE AT WORK IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND FROM 1726 TO 1775.

  • Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, 2008.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth.
  • xxi, 432 pages.

Price: $75.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 100084

Reprint of the 1932 first edition. Among the most significant undertakings of the Bibliographical Society in the U.K. were the dictionaries of early English printers and booksellers, which with this edition extends the account through 1775. This is the fourth in a series of dictionaries covering the period from 1557; (1) A dictionary of printers and booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland ... 1557-1640, edited by R.B. McKerrow. 1910. (2) 1641-1667, by H.R. Plomer. 1907. (3) 1668-1725, by H.R. Plomer. 1922. The organization of the dictionary is alphabetical by subject. Dates for publishing activity are provided, as are associations with other printers and publishers, such as employment history and apprenticeship. The Dictionary also provides short biographical sketches based on available information. Contains circa 3000 individuals active in the trade during the period.