A bookseller of the last century : being some account of the life of John Newbery, and of the books he published, with a notice of the later Newberys / by Charles Welsh.

Welsh, Charles, 1850-1914 [Browse]
London ; New York : Printed for Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, successors to Newbery & Harris, at the sign of the Bible and Sun, West corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, and E. P. Dutton & Co., MDCCCLXXXV [1885]
xi, 373 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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  • Princeton copy 1: Book label "Wiston Old Rectory" on front pastedown endpaper.
  • Princeton copy 2: Alfred Wallis's copy, inscribed as such on front free endpaper and with his bookplate on front pastedown.
  • Princeton copy 2: "Inscribed on front pastedown: "Margaret J.P. Weedon, Bedford College, NW1, Jan. 1951."
  • Princeton copy 2: Interleaved with extensive hand-written notes on Newbery and other related names, additional information on individual Newbery titles, and with various research materials; among other the copy-specific addition are: acopy of a Newbery "memorandum" of 1761 with a printer, prospectus printing "Opinions of the Press", extract from "Notes & Queries", postcard extracting Admiralty Minute Book for April 12, 1753 to effect that John Newbery was schoolmaster of the "Penzance", letter to Welsh from Will S. Brooke apologizing for harshness of Athenaeum review."
Bibliographic references
"A list of books published by the Newberys from 1740 to 1800" on p. [168]-347.
Binding note
Brown pebbled cloth bds. with gilt-stamped spine.
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