BIOGRAPHICAL AND LITERARY ANECDOTES OF WILLIAM BOWYER. 1782 WITH TWO MEMOIRS OF JOHN NICHOLS.

(Bowyer, William).
  • New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1974.
  • thick tall 8vo.
  • cloth.
  • (viii), viii, 666, 11, 16 pages.
  • ISBN: none

Price: $250.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 103064

Reprint of the 1782 first edition. (Bigmore & Wyman II,74). Written by his partner and successor, John Nichols, this is a collection of anecdotes pertaining to the life and times of Bowyer, regarded as one of England's most learned 18th-century printers. Nichols was also an antiquarian who published many articles on topics relating to history, and this often-plagiarized volume is an important anecdotal record of its time, with many accounts of contemporary authors, printers and typefounders. Page 535 lists all printing-houses "in and about the Cities of London and Westminster," and includes printers' names, the newspapers they printed, and their location.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND LITERARY ANECDOTES OF WILLIAM BOWYER. 1782 WITH TWO MEMOIRS OF JOHN NICHOLS. John Nichols.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND LITERARY ANECDOTES OF WILLIAM BOWYER. 1782 WITH TWO MEMOIRS OF JOHN NICHOLS.