A List of London Bookbinders, 1648-1815

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1741, Falcon Court [ Fleet Street], when a boy was made free.
1745-52, Fleet Street, 2 appr. 2 premiums: £15, £10.
1755, Temple Bar, recd. a. t.o.
1758, Whitefriars, 1 appr. Premium: £21.

SUTTABY, William
1799 a Mr. Suttaby admitted a Town Member of the Journeymen's Trade Society, having served his apprenticeship to Mr. Wood.
c. 1804, Queen Street, Golden Square: employed 4-5 men. (Jaffray MSS.)
1809, Stationers' Court, Bookseller, Citizen, and Musician, recd. a t.o.
1813 List.
1828 List, Suttaby, Evans & Fox, s.a., Manufacturers or Dealers in Milled Boards.
1802 Holden, 27 Threadneedle Street, Pocketbook Maker.
Obituary notice in Timperley (p. 954). ' 22 July 1838. Died, William Suttaby, bookseller and pocket-book manufacturer . . . aged 65 years, highly respected.'

SWEETING, Henry
Bookbinder, Citizen, and Merchant Tailor. 1758, Holiday Yard, recd a t.o.

SWINNOCK, Caleb
s. of George S. of Maidstone, Clerk.
7 June 1675 appr. to Richard Janeway (never free).
Worked for Dunton and 'was the only man that could ever tempt me to take Sheep's- leather Books at 14s. the hundred; and upon second thoughts, had he not broke nine pounds in my debt, I should have thought myself obliged to make some restitution, either to himself or (in case of his death), to the poor; for Binders have a right to live by their hard labour. But they that tempt them to work for rates they cannot afford (and the case is the same with respect to Printers) do, as it were, rob the Binder with his own consent. . . .' ( Life and Errors, 1705.)

SYRETT, George
1805 Holden, 13 Coleman Street, Bunhill Row.
1822 Pigot, 46 Banner Street, St. Luke's.
1826Ibid., s.a.
He joined the Benefit Society in 1804, aet. 26.

SYRETT, William
1805 Holden, 25 Forster's Buildings, Whitecross Street.
1813 List, Syrett.
1817 Holden, 37 Tabernacle Walk, Finsbury Square.
1826 Pigot, s.a.
1828 List, s.a.

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TAILOR, TAYLOR, Randolph/Randal
s. of James Taylor of Ealing, Middlesex, Yeoman.
2 Mar. 1640 appr. (as Randall Tailor) to Thomas Mathews for 9 years.
7 May 1649 free.
30 June 1668 livery.
1650-78, n.a., 7 appr. (Calendar, i.)
Apprentices included T. Hobbs, C. Stevenson.
Dictionary, 1641-67, records Randal Taylor as 'bookseller in London; St. Martin's le Grand neer St. Leonards Church-yard, 1664-67'. Ibid., 1668-1725, states that he was still in business in 1700.

TAPPY, Michael/S.
1799 Holden, 1 Silver Street, Golden Square, Stationer and Bookseller.

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A List of London Bookbinders, 1648-1815
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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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