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Gardner*, Henry-Lasher, opposite St. Clement's church, Strand, 1786, 91, 93.
Gorgo, Anthony, Middle-row, St. Giles's, 1773, 75.
Charles Thornbury, esq.; Mr. Worlidge; G. Arnaud, M.D.member of the Society of Surgeons in London, and of the Royal Academy of Surgeons at Paris. 1777 Miscellaneous.
1778 Francis Fawkes, M. A. rector of Hayes. Charles Stanley, esq.
J. Torriano, Rector of Chingford.
Matthew Armstrong, esq. 1779 Hayes, Samuel, Oxford-street.
Rev. William Etwall, B. D. of Magdalen college, Oxford, vicar of Stanes, editor of Plato's Dialogues; John Maule, M. A. Fellow of King's; Herbert Nettleton, esq.
1780, 81, 85, 87-95. Hayes, John, High Holborn.
1779 Lord Archer; Dr. S. Smallbrook; Thomas Greenfield, M. D.
1780 Henry Alcroft, esq. of Mitcham; John Hutton, esq. of Gainsborough.
1786 Herman Brown, esq.; 1788-91. Herbert, Isaac, Pall-mall, 1793, 94.
Great Russel-street, 1795, 96. Heydinger, C. Strand, 1771, 73; not priced 1772;
*Mr. Gardner died at Clapham, Feb. 29, 1808.
Formerly warehouseman to Mr. Bowyer; and afterwards for many years one of the Yeomen of the Guard to His Majesty. This intelligent and respectable gentleman was induced, in the line of his profession, during the last short interval from war, to visit France; and has since that period been one of the many British subjects unjustly detained a prisoner by the tyranny and caprice of the present Ruler of France.
Mr.John Hayes, whose abilities were of no ordinary class, and his erudition very considerable, died Nov. 12, 1811, aged 74. Nephew of the Editor of Ames's "Typographical Antiquities." A German Bookseller. He was unsuccessful in business; and died in distressed circumstances about 1778: and
⚫ and two Supplements.
Hingeston*, Mileson, Strand, near Temple-bar. Edward Francklin, of Rainham; and Dr. Bradshaw, of Upminster.
A Merchant; and a Gentleman of Essex, 1770.
Rev. John Lindsey, 1772.
Mr. Riggs, of Hollist, Kent; and Mr. Andrew
Hooper, Samuel, Ludgate-hill.
and Davis, undated.
The Lounging Books of a Gentleman; the Library
Library of a Gentleman from Marlborough. Johnson, Joseph, opposite the Monument. Stock of John Ward, bookseller.
King, Thomas, Lower Moorfields, 1780-1796. Anthony Purver, 1786.
King and Son, King-street, Covent Garden, 1796. King, Thomas-James, Tavistock-street.
*After having been several years in business, he retired to a comfortable situation in the Ordnance Office; and died, much respected, at his house in the Tower, March 24, 1806.
+ The well-known publisher of Captain Grose's Works. He kept a shop for some time in the Strand; afterwards in Ludgatestreet, and finally in High Holbourn; and died Feb. 20, 1793.
Now of Pall Mall; industrious and intelligent.
§ Afterwards of St. Paul's Church Yard. See before, p. 461. Now, and for many years past, the emulous and successful rival of George Leigh; like whom, he is distinguished for integrity, skill, and an obliging disposition. Many a precious black-letter morsel has passed under his hammer; and he still, with the assistance of his son-in-law Mr. Lochée, continues to be a first-rate Auctioneer of Books.-He has a son also, who, having since colonized into a separate establishment (see p. 646.) is to be found at his post, with a respectable set of friends round him, at Fenton's Spacious Rooms, No. 391, Oxford-street.
Lackington*, James, Chiswell-street, 1781-1793.
1773 James Moody, Rector of Dunton, Bucks. 1776 Geo. Oldmixon, esq.; John Mortimer, Painter; Rev. John Boardman, rector of Cheadle, Cheshire,
Dr. Charles Owen, Author of the History of Serpents; Edmund Watson, M.D. of Stockport. 1777 Geo, Alexander, esq. of Sturt-loe, Huntingdon. Leigh and Sotheby.
1779 A Nobleman, deceased.
Sir Joseph Ayloffe §, bart. F. R. A. SS.; and
1785 Dr. Thomas Morell ||, F, R. S, and F. S. A. 1786, 87, 88, 91, 94, 96, Lewis, Great Russell-street, Covent-garden. Lowndes **, Thomas, Fleet-street, 1756–1784,
*The Bibliomaniacs (if any such survive) who recollect the contents of Mr. Lackington's first Catalogue in Chiswell-street, and the dimensions of his shop, would be astonished when they first visited the Temple of the Muses in Finsbury-square; but, as Mr. Lackington observed in the motto on his first carriage, Gains do great things;" and in him was exemplified the quotaSmall tion very aptly selected for him in more than one of his Catalogues: "Sutor ultra crepidam feliciter ausus."-As he is still living, and has favoured the world with his own memoirs, I shall only say, that he is particularly fortunate, in having for his successors in business, a well-educated, gentlemanly Nephew, and Partners of considerable talents and equal industry.
↑ An elève of Lockyer Davis. He died in 1795.
See before, pp. 626, 630. § Of whom see before, p. 183.
Who died at Knightsbridge, Aug. 7, 1802. He was one of the oldest Booksellers in London; and used to relate that his father was a schoolfellow with Alexander Pope.
** A native of Cheshire (as were three eminent Printers of the same name in the sixteenth century, see p. 593.) He was for 28 years a Bookseller in Fleet-street; where he had an extensive circulating library, and was a considerable dealer in Dramatic Works; and, by persevering industry, acquired a considerable fortune. He was a strong-minded uneducated man; rough in his manners, but of sterling integrity; and is supposed to
Lowndes*, William, Fleet-street, 1785, 86.
have been delineated by Miss Burney, in her celebrated Novel, Cecilia," under the name of Briggs. He died in 1784; and on a fiat stone in the chancel of St. Bride's is this inscription:
"H. S. E.
Thomas Lowndes, Bibliopola,
hujus parochiæ incola annos supra viginti octo,
Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus
* Eldest son of Mr. Thomas Lowndes; and now a considerable Bookseller in Bedford-street, Covent Garden.
He was author of the poem, intituled, "The Library, an Epistle from a Bookseller to a Gentleman, his Customer; desiring him to discharge his bill. Printed for [the Author] Charles Marsh, near Northumberland-house, Charing Cross, 1766," 4to. With abundance of absurdities, some shrewd thoughts are introduced upon "long-winded credit," and the disadvantage of it to a tradesman who deals for ready money only. His plea for his title is the purchase of a Library, for the accomplishment of which 50%. was necessary; and he concludes ingeniously enough; "The sum of all then is, I beg,
And you shall have both hat and leg,
Your Worship would discharge your bill,
The following MS Note (seemingly written by Richard Owen Cambridge, esq. when a Gentleman Commoner of St. John's, Oxford, who was a friend to the Genius mentioned below from the year 1737) is copied from the back of the title page of the poem above-mentioned.
"The author (Charles Marsh) was originally a Church-clerk in Westminster, or, perhaps, I should have said a Chapel-clerk; and it has been said a good one; I will answer for it as good a Chapel-clerk as a Poet. He lived several years in Old Roundcourt, in the Strand, but did no great matter in his business, being of a very unhappy temper, and withall very proud and insolent, with a plentiful share of conceit, as appears from this extraordinary piece. To shew the man, I must here mention that I once bought a black-letter tract of him, for the price marked in his catalogue, 18. A person not long after came into his shop, and asked for it; and upon being told it was sold, said he would have given three or four shillings for it: upon which his appren tice, Evans, told me, Marsh said, 'Ah, it is given away!" and seemed angry with me for having got it. He removed (upon account of the court's being less frequented, on the new paving of the street's) to Charing Cross, not far from the corner of North umberland-house; turning down to Westminster; where he had not so much business as in his old situation. Here he sold
Lord Melcombe; Daniel Gell, of Westminster Abbey, esq.; John Trenley, of Doctors Commons. Manson*, John-Paul, King-street, Westminster, 7-1786.
A Summer Catalogue, 1795.
Duke's-court, St. Martin's-lane, 1788—91. Robert Salusbury Cotton, esq. F. A. S. 1789. Marsom, John, High Holborn, 1785, 86. Mears, William, Lamb, without Temple Bar, 1727, An eminent Lawyer. Noble, Francis, Holborn.
Ward's medicines, and became one of the Assistants in the Court of Westminster. After his removal, he left off trade, and commenced a Justice of the Peace like many other decayed and bro ken-down tradesmen at that time. In this novel way, he became the tool to Sir John Fielding. He had a son, who was a man of letters, educated at Westminster school, and from thence elected to King's College, Cambridge, where he was many years a Fellow. He was afterward a Clerk in the War Office," and died Jan. 21, 1812, in his 78th year.
*This well-informed Bookseller who was afterwards for some years resident in Gerard-street, Soho, died Feb. 7, 1812, whilst this article was preparing for the press. Of him Mr. Dibdin observes, "In the present Carton-loving age, with what avidity would such a number of this Printer's books be sought after! They will rarely ever again appear in one collection so numerous or so perfect. I am well acquainted with the skill and liberality of Messrs. Payne, White, Egerton, and Evans-that these know and love Caxton as well as Aldus, Froben, and the Stephenses; but I question if in the ocean of English Black-letter they have taken quite so deep a plunge as Mr. Manson, of Gerard-street, Soho. It is due to the spirit and perseverance of this latter Bookseller, to notice his love of the imprints, colophons, and devices of our venerable English typographers.-Professor Heyne could not have exhibited greater signs of joy at the sight of the Townley MS. of Homer, than did Mr. Manson on the discovery of Rastell's Pastyme of the People' among the books of Mr. Brand.— If I wished for a collection of Rembrandt's or Nanteuil's prints, or of old portraits and black-lettered books, catalogued, I would, with the utmost confidence, resign the whole to the integrity and discrimination of Mr. Manson." Director, vol. II. p. 316.
+ Mr. F. Noble for many years kept an extensive circulating library in Holborn, but, in consequence of his daughter's obtaining a share of the first 30,000l. prize that ever was sold, he retired from business. He died at Kentish Town, at an advanced age, June 7, 1792. He was brother to Mr. Noble, who kept also a circulating library in St. Martin's-court, and whose steady son lived many years with Mess. Payne at the Mews-gate.