A List of London Bookbinders, 1648-1815

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APPENDIX
Bookbinders' Tool Engravers, Book Edge Gilders, Leather Seller, Marble Paper Manufacturer
THE names recorded are those of men who were active at the end of the 18th century. Pigot ( 1825) lists four Book and Card Edge Gilders, and ibid. ( 1826) six Tool Engravers. No attempt has been made to list the Goldbeaters. The names of such tradesmen frequently occur in Holden, Pigot, &c., and it is not possible to state that any particular firm specialized in the supply of gold leaf to bookbinders.
AVERY, AVERY & WEST
1785 List, Avery, 23 Bride Lane, Currier and Leather Factor.
1802 Holden, Avery & West, s.a., Leather- sellers.

BROOKE, Richard
1799 Holden, Gray's Inn Place, Holborn, Bookbinders' Tool Cutter and Engraver.
1800, s.a., Engraver to the General Post Office. (P.O. Directory.)
1802 Holden, 302 Strand, Seal Engraver to His Majesty.
1809Ibid., s.a., Seal Engraver to the Royal Family.
1817Ibid., Brooke & Co., Engravers to the Royal Family.
1817, R. Scott, 302 Strand, Seal Engraver to the Royal Family. (P.O. Directory.)
' R. Scott, late Brooke & Co., Engraver of Brass Ornaments to His Majesty's Library.' Specimen sheet of bookbinders' finishing tools, n.d. ( John Johnson Collection, University Press, Oxford.)

DAVIS, John
1788, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street.
1790 U.B.D., 10 Fetter Lane, Marble Paper Manufactory.
1799 Holden, Herne Hill, Dulwich.
1802Ibid., 10 Fetter Lane.
In 1788 was presented with a medal by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce for the excellence of his marbled papers used in bookbinding.
A John Davis joined the Benefit Society in 1801. (Age not stated.)

FRANKS & CLEAVER
1799 U.B.D., 46 Chancery Lane, Bookbinders' Tool Cutter, &c.

HERBERT, Thomas
1799 Holden, 7 Water Lane, Blackfriars, Bookbinders' Tool Maker and Cutler.

LANE, John
1788, Gloucester Court, Blackfriars, Leather- paper, when his s. John was appr. to John Bonney.

PLAYER, Nicholas
1805 Holden, 25 New Round Court, Strand, Book Edge Gilder.
He joined the Benefit Society in 1794, aet. 28. He was working for Staggemeier in the same year.

RANKIN
c. 1790, Denmark Court, Strand. (The first trade book-edge gilder? Jaffray MSS.)

TAYLOR, George
1817 Holden, 7 Great Pulteney Street, Book Edge Gilder.

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  • 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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