Timperley, Charles Henry
A Dictionary of Printers and Printing: With the Progress of Literature, Ancient and Modern; Bibliographical Illustration, etc. etc.
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”.