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Blades, William

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

Nationality: English
Categories: Collector


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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