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1755. HENRY SANDY, “ Lætitia-Court."
1757. WILLIAM DUNLAP, “in Market-Street.” Dunlap was bred to printing, which business he followed, but dealt somewhat extensively as a bookseller. About 1767 he removed to Virginia, and settled there as a minister of the church of England.
1758. BLACK HARRY, “ in Lætitia-Court," was a binder, and sold small books, &c.
1759. ANDREW STEUART, “ Lætitia-Court;" but removed in 1762, to “the Bible-in-Heart, in Second-Street.” He was a printer and a dealer in pamphlets.
1760. JAMES RIVINGTON,“ in Second-Street,” by his agent who became his partner the following year.
1761. Rivington & Brown,“ in Second-Street,” but they some time after took another stand. They were both from England. Rivington soon after opened bookstores in New York and Boston; and resided at New York.
1763. ZACHARIAH Poulson,“ Sign of the Bible in SecondStreet between Arch and Race Streets." He was a bookbinder, bookseller and stationer. This Mr. Poulson who was the father of the proprietor of the American Daily Advertiser, was a native of Copenhagen; he arrived in Philadelphia in 1749, when he was at the age of twelve years. Soon after he became an apprentice to the first Christopher Sower, of Germantown, of whom he learned printing. He was an excellent workman and a very respectable citizen. In the latter part of his life he kept a stationer's shop in Second Street, above Arch street. He died January 14, 1804, aged 67, and was buried in the Moravian cemetery, Philadelphia.
1764. WILLIAM SELLERS, “ in Arch-Street, between Second and Third Streets;" he was a printer and bookseller, from England, and became the partner of David Hall.
1764. SAMUEL TAYLOR, " at the Book-in-hand, corner of
Market and Water streets." He carried on bookbinding and bookselling
1765. WOODHOUSE & Dean. This connection lasted less than a year. Dean died, and Woodhouse continued business on his own account.
1766. Joun DUNLAP, “ in Market-Street,” succeeded to the printing and bookselling business of William Dunlap.
1766. ROBERT BELL, " at the Union-Library, in Third Street," in 1770. He was from Ireland ; became a printer and was celebrated as a book auctioneer.
1766. WILLIAM WOODHOUSE, in Front-Street, near Chesnut-Street;" afterwards near Market street, at the Bible and Crown.” He was a binder and bookseller. He began business with Dean. He established in 1782, a slate and slate pencil manufactory, then the only one in the United States. In 1791, he began printing. He died December 28, 1795, and was succeeded by his son of the same name.
1767. LEWIS Nicola, “ in Second street, removed in 1768, to Market Street. He published a magazine, kept a circulating library, and sold books.
1768. TAGGERT, was a very considerable vender of imported books. IIe also dealt in English and Scotch goods.
1768. John SPARHAWK, " at the London Bookstore, Market-Street;" afterwards " at the Unicorn and Mortar, in Second-Street.” He published several books. His widow continued the business.
1768. John ANDERTON, “ at the London Bookstore, in Second-Street.” He was from England; and, was a binder, letter case and pocketbook maker, and, as such, first began business in New York. He sometimes advertised books for sale in his own name, and at other times as connected with Sparhawk.
1768. Roger Bowman, merchant, sold books on consignment from Great Britain.
1768. Roger Bowman,“ in Second-Street near the Market.” He had a good assortment of books for sale.
1769. ROBERT AITKEN, commenced bookselling in Front street; he was from Scotland, to which country he returned in 1770; but in 1771, came back to Philadelphia; and in 1795, removed to, and opened a bookstore and printing house “ in Market Street,” near Front street. He was an excellent binder.
1770. CRUKSHANK AND COLLINS, “in Third Street," were a short time partners as printers and booksellers. Afterwards
JOSEPH CRUKSHANK, opened his printing house and a bookstore in Market street.
1770. JAMES STEUART,“ in Second-Street, between Chesnut and Walnut streets,” from Glasgow, shopkeeper, sold Scotch editions on commission.
1770. SEMPLE AND BUCHANAN, “ in Front-Street;' shopkeepers, from Scotland, sold Scotch editions on commission. Semple afterwards sold books and British goods.
1771. ROBERT MACGILL, “Corner of Laetitia Court," binder and bookseller. He removed to Second street, below Market street. He left Philadelphia in 1778, and went to New York.
1771. JOHN MACGIBBONS, “in Front-Street, between Arch and Race Streets.” Not largely in trade. He republished Josephus's works in four volumes, octavo.
1771. SAMUEL DELLAP, “ in Front-Street, between Market and Arch-Streets ;” he kept a book and print shop. At one time he resided at the corner of Third and Chestnut streets. He often sold books at auction.
1773. WILLIAM TRICHET, an Englishman, bound and sold books, at No. 5 South Front street. He was in business about eight years.
1773. JAMES YOUNG, “at his Book-Store, adjoining the London Coffee-House.” He was in business about twelve months.
1773. Thomas MACGEE, jun. “ Second Street, nearly opposite Christ Church.”
1773. GEORGE REINHOLD, “ in Market-Street.” He was from Germany, and traded in Dutch books. He was also a binder.
GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA. 1735. CHRISTOPHER SOWER, from Germany, printed and sold books in the German language.
1744. CHRISTOPHER Sower, jun., succeeded to the business of his father.
LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. 1754. WILLIAM DUNLAP, printer and bookseller. He removed to Philadelphia in 1757.
1767. CHARLES Johnson, “ in King-Street.”
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. 1761. JAMES ADAMS, printer and bookseller.
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND. 1774. WILLIAM AIKMAN.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. 1758. Robert Wells, “ at the Great Stationery and Book-Store, on the Bay.” He was from Scotland, dealt largely in imported books, and printed a newspaper. 1764.
Woods, binder and bookseller from Scotland.
1771. JAMES TAYLOR, binder, and an inconsiderable dealer in books; he also was from Scotland.
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. 1763. JAMES Johnston, who was from Scotland, printed a newspaper, and sold books.
Mr. Brinley, of Hartford, Conn., whose unequalled collection of early American publications, and critical knowledge of them, are well known, kindly furnishes the following memoranda, made by him in his copy of Mr. Thomas's work:
“JOB Howe, was a Bookseller, not mentioned by Thomas. Example — Neglect of Supporting and Maintaining the Pure Worship of God,
or The Cause of New England's Scarcity, and Right Way to its Plenty. A Fast Sermon at Roxbury July 26th, 1687 by James Allen, Teacher to the first Gathered Church in Boston. 4to. Boston Printed for Job How and John Allen, and are to be sold at Mr. Samuel Green's, by the South Meeting House, 1687. Title, preface 1 leaf, & pp. 1-16.
How is not mentioned, and the earliest seen of John Allen is in 1690.
The above sermon seems to be rare, as it is not in the library of the Antiquarian Society, that of the Massachusetts Historical Society, or the Prince Library. It was ' preached on a Solemn Fast Day occasioned by the afflictive Providence of God in sending Worms and Catapillars, which in some places, as God's great army, marched in numerous Companies, and devoured all before them, both Corn and Grass,' &c., &c. Preface.
HEZEKIAH Usher, Bookseller. Thomas 1652. Was in business as early as 1650.
as 1650. Example. The Mystery of God Incarnate, fc., fc., by Samuel Eaton. Printed for II. Usher at Boston in New England 1650.