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.