A List of London Bookbinders, 1648-1815

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7 May 1745 free.
1750-3, St. Paul's Churchyard, 10 appr.+2. t.o. 2 premiums: £5, £20.
1762-7, 4 appr.
1767, Old Fish Street, 1 appr. It is difficult to distinguish between the appr. of Christopher Norris senior and junior. The father would have been aet. 70 in 1752.
Apprentices included W. Ballard, E. Cabe, G. Cookson, S. Cope.

NOTT
'. . . the famous Bookbinder that bound for my Lord Chancellor's [Earl of Clarendon] library.' Pepys ( Diary, 12 Mar. 1669). He bound at least one book for Pepys, but it cannot now be identified. See Hobson, Bindings in Cambridge Libraries, p. 164. The diary entry suggests that Nott was in business in Westminster. A binding attributed to him illustrated in Schiff Sale Catalogue, Pt. II, Sotheby's, 6 July 1938, lot 1085. He was also mentioned as a binder of distinction by Bagford (see RICHARD BALLEY).
NUNN, James
1785 List, 48 Great Queen Street, Drury Lane, Stationer, Bookseller, and Bookbinder.
1790 U.B.D., Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Bookseller.
1794 Boyle, J. Nunn, 48 Great Queen Street, Bookseller.
1799 Holden, s.a.
1802Ibid., s.a.

Trade card in Heal Collection. 1798 his s. William appr. to Henry Lasher Gardner of the Strand, Bookseller.


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OLD family
i. James Old, s. of John O. of London, Mariner.
6 June 1749 appr. to James Cook.
4 Dec. 1750 t.o. to Philip Brice, Bookbinder, Citizen, and Barber Surgeon.
6 July 1756 free.
1770, Blackfriars, when his s. was appr. to John French.
1780-1, Shoemaker Row, Blackfriars, I appr. +1 t.o.
Apprentices included J. Beverstock.
ii. John Old (son).
6 Nov. 1770 appr. to John French.
2. Dec. 1777 free.
1800-24, [23] Bull and Mouth Street, 9 appr. 2 premiums: £10, £4.
1808 List, J. Old.
1813 List, -- Old.

OLDFIELD, Nathaniel
s. of Henry Ofill of Chesham, Bucks.
1 Sept. 1656 appr. to Richard Edlin, trade unknown.
27 June 1666 free.
1669, n.a., 1 appr. ( Calendar, i.)
1669 Price List.

OLIFFE, Richard
1669 Price List.

OLIVER, James
s. of James O. of Little Britain, Shoemaker.
7 July 1789 appr. to James Black (never free).
1802 Holden, 6 Ray Street, Clerkenwell.
1809Ibid., s.a.

OLIVER, Richard
s. of George O. of Whitecross Street, Turner.
6 Mar. 1750 appr. to Thomas Rider. £5 premium paid by Christ's Hospital.
7 July 1757 free.
1763, Butcher Hall Lane, 1 appr. = Marvellous Thomas Wells (!)
1764, Newgate Street, 1 appr.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Addenda xxxiv
  • D 5
  • E 28
  • F 35
  • H 41
  • I 42
  • K 53
  • M 56
  • N 62
  • O 70
  • P 72
  • Q 73
  • S 78
  • T 83
  • U 91
  • W 96
  • Appendix - Bookbinders' Tool Engravers, Book Edge Gilders, Leather Seller, Marble Paper Manufacturer 104
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