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us: Bell, John, 1745-1831

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    • us: Bell, J. (John), 1745-1831
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        (naf) London (England)
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        (naf) Fulham (London, England)
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        (lcsh) Booksellers and bookselling
          (lcsh) Type and type-founding
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            (lcsh) Booksellers and bookselling
              (lcsh) Type designers
                (lcsh) Publishers and publishing
                  (lcsh) Bookbinders
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                • found: First Edition Club, London. Catalogue of books ... 1931.
                • found: Maxted, I., The London book trades 1775-1800, 1977 (Bell John, 1745-1831; bookseller, circulating library and type founder, printer and newspaper publisher and proprietor and binder. In competition with a combine of some 40 publishers brought out 'The poets of Great Britain' 109 vols. 1777-82; also published Shakespeare 1774, and 'British Theatre' 21 vol. 1776-78, all small format cheap editions printed at York and Edinburgh. One of the most successful booksellers of his day. Bookseller to Prince of Wales 1787-1803; active newspaper publisher: 'Morning Post' 1772, 'World' 1787; 'The Oracle' 1789, 'Bell's Weekly Messenger' 1796-1819, 'La Belle Assemblee' 1790)
                • found: Beckmann, History of inventins and discoveries, 1797 (Printed for J. Bell, No. 148, Oxford-Street)
                • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 4 June 2014 (John Bell (1745-1831); printer and bookseller, major figure in the London printing and book trade in the late 18th, early 19th centuries; died at home in North End, Fulham, Middlesex 26 February 1831)
                • found: Specimen of types made by John Bell, 1940
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                • 1979-03-14: new
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