Timperley, C. H.: A Dictionary of Printers and Printing: With the Progress of Literature, Ancient and Modern

Author
Timperley, Charles Henry

Title
A Dictionary of Printers and Printing: With the Progress of Literature, Ancient and Modern; Bibliographical Illustration, etc. etc.

Publisher
H. Johnson, 1839


This is a great, historical source. Mr. Timperley lived from 1795-1861, mainly in Manchester. He was a printer himself and wrote about the printing business. He had an adventurous life: He fought in the battle of Waterloo and was wounded. You can read the book online here.  It was helpful for me when I did research for my post “A Writer’s Travel Guide to London’s Bookbinding Trade”.

Prideaux, S. T.: Bookbinders and their craft; Charles Cribener’s Sons, 1903.

Author
Prideaux, Sarah Treverbian

Title
Bookbinders and their craft

Publisher
Charles Cribener’s Sons, 1903


Sarah Prideaux was a bookbinder and writer of books on her craft. She also collected fine bindings. You can read her book online here: https://archive.org/details/bookbinderstheir00prid. The book was helpful for doing research for my post “A Writer’s Travel Guide to London’s Bookbinding Trade”. Continue reading

Goldstein Marks, J.: Bookbinding practices of the Hering family, 1794-1844

Authors
Goldstein Marks, Judith

Title
Bookbinding practices of the Hering family, 1794-1844

Publisher
University of Chicago, 1969


Ms. Goldstein Marks followed the traces of Charles Hering, a German émigré, and his family in Georgian London. Charles Hering had started his bookbinding workshop in 1794. Soon, his business had a royal patron in the Prince Regent. You can read the interesting article here. I found it helpful for writing my post “A Writers Travel to London’s Bookbinding Trade”.