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Blades, William

Born: 1824 AD
Died: 1890 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Collector

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English bibliographer and printer

 

1824 - Born on the 5th of December in Clapham, London.

 

1840 - He was apprenticed to his father's printing business in London.

 

1861-1863 - Published Life and Typography of William Caxton, England's First Printer.

 

1877 - Blades took an active part in organizing the Caxton celebration.

 

1881 - Wrote his most popular work the Enemies of Books.

 

1890 - He died at Sutton in Surrey on 27th of April.

 

 

 


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