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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