The London book trades of the later 18th century. Names: L
Lackington, George. See James Lackington.
Lackington, James. A cheap circulating library. J.Lackington, bookseller, No. 46 Chiswell-street, Moorfields takes this opportunity of acquainting the public in general and his firiends that he has opened a circulating library .. (Daily Advertiser 2 Sep 1776). Died on Tuesday [27 Jan] at Merton in Surrey, aged 45, Mrs. Dorcas Lackington, wife of Mr. Lackington, bookseller of Finsbury-square. She was the great-granddaughter of the Hon. Sir John Turton, one of the judges of the King's Bench ... (Times 31 Jan 1795). Partnership between James Lackington, Robin Allen, Richard Hughes the elder, Richard Hughes the younger, Patrick Kirkman, Thomas Hasker and Charles Humphrey Lackington, in Finsbury-square, has been dissolved; and in the future will be carried on by the said Robin Allen, Richard Hughes the elder, Richard Hughes the younger, Patrick Kirkman, Thomas Hasker, Charles Humphrey Lackington and George Lackington (London Gazette 21 May 1799)
Lackington. Died Jan. 31, 1824, in Finsbury-square, aged 34, G.F.Mavor, Esq., son of the Rev. Dr. Mavor, of Woodstock, and a partner in the respectable firm of Harding, Mavor and Lepard (Lackington's), booksellers in Finsbury-square (Gent. Mag. Feb 1824, 189).
Lacy, James. On Thursday last [17 Jul] was married Mr. John Law, bookseller of St. Martin's in the Fields, to Miss Lacy, daughter of Mr Lacy, of the same employment and parish ... (Daily Advertiser 21 Jul 1760)
Lake, George. Partnership between George Lake and William Burton, of No. 304, Strand, pocket-book-manufacturers and undertakers, was dissolved Oct. 13, 1799. All debts to be discharged by William Burton, who will carry on the business (London Gazette 2 Nov 1799)
Lake, George. The partnership between Joseph Henning and George Lake, of Lincoln's Inn Fields, pocket-book-manufacturers, under the firm of Henning and Lake, was dissolved July 9, 1799 (London Gazette 13 Jul 1799)
Lake, J. Died Mr. J.Lake, printer, son of Mr. T.Lake, stationer and bookseller, of Uxbridge (Monthly Mag. Jun 1801, 450)
Lake, Thomas. Died Mr. J.Lake, printer, son of Mr. T.Lake, stationer and bookseller, of Uxbridge (Monthly Mag. Jun 1801, 450)
Lambert and Phillips. See John Lambert.
Lambert, John. Yesterday [9 Oct] was married at St. Bride's Church, Fleet-street, Mr. Lambert, stationer, of the Strand, to Miss Fletcher, of Manchester (Daily Advertiser 10 Oct 1783). To be sold by auction by Mr. Winstanley, by order of the assignees, on the premises, opposite Exeter Change, Strand, tomorrow [2 Jan] and the following days at eleven, the large and valuable prime stock in trade of Mess. Lambert and Phillips, stationers, &c. bankrupts ... (Daily Advertiser 1 Jan 1788). Lease of house and shop to be auctioned Jan. 2, 1788 at twelve (Daily Advertiser 1 Jan 1788). Morning Chronicle, printed and published by John Lambert, 143 Strand ... (MC 17 Feb 1814)
Lampright, Charles. Ran away on Saturday the 9th instant, Thomas Duncomb, apprentice to Charles Lampright, paper-stainer, of Water-lane, Black Friars (Daily Advertiser 20 Nov 1782)
Lane, Sarah. Sarah Lane, card and pasteboard maker, Pannier Alley, Newgate Street (Sun Fire Insurance Policy 492857, 21 May 1784)
Lane, William. Circulating library to be sold, the complete stock in trade of [George] Arnold's Library, No. 8, Old-street-road ... Apply for particulars to Mr. Lane, at the Minerva, Leadenhall-street, or of George Arnold on the premises (Times 4 Jun 1792). H.R.Plomer in his Dictionary, p.150 notes "In the Gentleman's Magazine for 1774 his name occurs as the publisher of Hugh Stopley's Christiani Cultus, but no copy of that work has been seen." This is listed as: Christiani Cultus: or the ornaments of a Christian; being a collection of christian virtues and graces: also their opposite vices, &c. By Hugh Stopley. 12mo. 1s. Lane (Gent. Mag. Apr 1774, 181). This is repeated by Dorothy Blakey (The Minerva Press 1790-1820, (1939), p.27). It is correctly listed as: Christiani Cultus: or the Ornaments of a Christian; being a Collection of Christian Virtues and Graces: also their opposite Vices, &c. By Hugh Hopley. 12mo. 1s. Lane, in Aldgate High-street. 1774 (Monthly Review, Jul 1774, 78) and is listed under Hopley in the British Library catalogue.
Langlois, James Giles. Whereas the joint articles of copartnership that lately subsisted between Charles Matthew Martin, late of Stafford-street, in the parish of St. James, in the Liberty of Westminster, James Giles Langlois, of the same place, Engraver, and Lewis Bellot Dechasteneuf of Hare-street, in the aforesaid Parish, wine merchant, were, by the mutual consent of all the aforesaid parties, cancelled and dissolved on Saturday last ... [18 Aug] (Daily Advertiser 23 Aug 1753)
Lant, Mr. To the papermakers. To be sold about 10 tons of fine French rags, in the best condition. Enquire of Mr. Lant, No. 25, Friday-street, Cheapside (Daily Advertiser 24 Jan 1787)
Lauder, John. John Lauder, Shoe-lane, Fleet-street, seal engraver, to surrender Dec. 6, 20, 1766 and Jan. 13, 1767 at Guildhall (London Gazette 2 Dec 1766)
Lavenu, Eliza. E.Lavenu, music seller and publisher, most respectfully informs the nobility, gentry and her friends, she has removed from No. 28, New Bond-street, to No. 24, Edward-street, Manchester-square (Times 11 Oct 1820). It appears that William Mitchell, who published in association with Charles Mitchell, took over the premises at about this time and remained there until ca. 1827. Married January 24, 1826 Nicholas Mori, of the Parish of St. Mary Lebone, in the County of Middlesex, a Bachelor, and Eliza Lavenu, of this Parish, a widow, by License ... (The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, edited by William B.Hunt, vol. 3: Marriages 1653-1836, p. 401). From 1828 to 1839 Mori and Lavenu were back at No. 28, New Bond-street (Humphries and Smith)
Lavenu, Lewis. Married March 3, 1793 Lewis Lavence [sic] of this parish & Elizabeth MacKenzie, of Greenwich, co. Kent. By licence (The register book of marriages belonging to the Parish of St. George, Hanover-square, in the County of Middlesex, edited by John H.Chapman. Vol 2: 1788-1809 (London, 1888), 91). L.Lavenu's New Musical Warehouse, No. 23, Duke-street, St. James, Piccadilly, advertised (Times 29 Dec 1795). Partnership between Lewis Lavence [sic] and Charles Mitchell dissolved on November 7, 1806, by mutual consent (London Gazette 29 Nov 1806). On Sunday morning, January 16, 1814, Elizabeth Lavenu, wife of Mr. L.Lavenu, music-seller of New Bond-street, died (MC 19 Jan 1814). Died in New Bond-street, Aug. 17, 1818, Mr. Lewis Lavenu, music seller to the Prince Regent (Gent. Mag. Oct 1818, 377).
Lavers, James. Dividend declared for Feb. 23 for James Lavers, Strand, stationer (London Gazette 19 Jan 1788)
Law and Gilbert. See also Robert Gilbert. Previously Bye and Law
Law, Bedwell. Bedwell Law married Ann Owen 3 Feb 1761 (London, St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury). Yesterday [3 Feb] was married Mr. Law, bookseller in Ave Mary Lane to Miss Owen of Aldermanbury (Daily Advertiser 4 Feb 1761). Charles Law, son of Bedwell and Ann Law christened 15 November 1764 (London, St, Martin Ludgate). Henry Law, son of Bedwell and Ann Law christened 13 July 1767 (London, St. Martin Ludgate)
Law, Charles. Charles Law, son of Bedwell and Ann Law christened 15 November 1764 (London, St, Martin Ludgate). Married May 19, 1801, Mr. Charles Law, bookseller, of Ave Maria-lane, to Miss Eliza Sophia Stedman, of Winchester-place, Pentonville (Gent. Mag. Jun 1801, 571)
Law, Henry. Henry Law, son of Bedwell and Ann Law christened 13 July 1767 (London, St. Martin Ludgate)
Law, John. On Thursday last [17 Jul] was married Mr. John Law, bookseller of St. Martin's in the Fields, to Miss Lacy, daughter of Mr Lacy, of the same employment and parish ... (Daily Advertiser 21 Jul 1760). Died Monday [23 Mar] at Bristol, Mr. John Law, bokseller of Ave Maria-lane (Times 26 Mar 1789) At Hot Wells, Bristol (Gent. Mag. Mar 1789, 281)
Lawler, Mr. To be sold by auction by W.Young. On Friday next [21 Dec] at the Lebeck's Head, the corner of Half-Moon-Street in the Strand, the genuine collection of prints, drawings and maps, of Mr. Lawler, bokseller, deceas'd ... (Daily Advertiser 18 Dec 1750)
Lawrence, Benjamin. Whereas Edward Bonteny, apprentice to Benjamin Lawrence, pencutter, at No. 12, Shoe-lane, in the parish of St. Bride, has absconded from his master ... (Daily Advertiser 24 Aug 1781). Whereas Edward Benteny, apprentice to Benjamin Lawrence, pencutter, No. 12, Shoe-lane, in the parish of St. Bride, has absconded from his said master's service ... (Daily Advertiser 19 Feb 1784).
Le Smuggler, John [pseud]. This day is published price 6d. A letter from the H--- B--- of Westminster to the citizens of London, occasioned by the late election of an alderman for Bishopsgate Ward ... Printed for John Le Smuggler, at the Packhorse and Blunderbuss in the Strand (Daily Advertiser 12 Jun 1750)
Le Texier, Anthony. Anthony le Texier, Lisle-street, Leicester-fields, bookseller, to surrender 11, 22 of April, 20 of May at ten at Guildhall (London Gazette 8 Apr 1797)
Lea, Richard. Died in Greek-street, 68, Mr. Richard Lea, many years a respectable bookseller, chiefly in the old line (Monthly Mag. Oct 1814, 284). Died Sept. 13 (Gent. Mag. Oct 1814, 401)
Leach, Dryden. Dryden Leach, parish of St. Dunstan, London, printer, to surrender Nov. 4, 13 and Dec 9 (London Gazette 28 Oct 1746). Certificate of bankruptcy granted Apr. 8 (London Gazette 18 Mar 1749). Died on Saturday [9 Mar] at his apartment in Coldbath-Fields, Mr. Dryden Leach, formerly a printer in Crane Court, Fleet-street, but had retired (Daily Advertiser 13 Mar 1776)
Leacroft, Samuel. Samuel Leacroft, Charing-Cross, bookseller, to surrender Sept. 22, 26, Oct. 24 at Guildhall (London Gazette 12 Sep 1778)
Leake, Martha. Martha Leake, widow, late of St. John Street, Middlesex, Parish of St. Sepulchre, printer, prisoner in his Majesty's prison of the Fleet, insolvent debtor (London Gazette 19 May 1761)
Leavers, Benjamin. Whereas Martha Leavers, wife of me Benjamin Leavers, pocket book maker, No. 10, Greville-street, Hatton Garden, absconded from me on Wednesday the 8th inst. without any just cause on my part. This is to caution all persons not to trust the said Martha Leavers, as I will not pay any debt she may contract. Witness my hand this 18th day of February, 1786. B.L. (Daily Advertiser 23 Feb 1786). Whereas Martha Leavers, the wife of Benjamin Leavers, pocket book maker, No. 10, Greville-street, Hatton Garden, absconded from her husband, the 8th of February 1786, ... [signed] Benjamin Leavers (Daily Advertiser 2 Jan 1787)
Lee, J. J.Lee begs leave to acquaint the nobility and gentry in the neighbourhood of Portman-square, Manchester-square, Baker-street and the streets adjacent, that he has just opened a shop at No. 20 Blandford-street, and has laid in a choice stock ... A circulating library, consisting of a selection of books, History and Antiquities, Voyages ... (Times 5 Jan 1799)
Lee, John.Partnership between John Lee and Thomas Hurst, of Paternoster-row, booksellers, was dissolved Nov. 10 1798. All debts discharged by Thomas Hurst, who carries on the business on his own separate account (London Gazette 25 Dec 1798)
Lee, Jonathan. Partnership between Jonathan Lee and John Ashton, Pall Mall, paper-stainers, was dissolved Oct. 14, 1791 (London Gazette 25 Oct 1791)
Lees, John. John Lees, Duke Street, Smithfield, bookseller, to surrender Sept. 17, 20, Oct. 22 at eleven at Guildhall (London Gazette 10 Sep 1785)
Leigh and Sotheby. A catalogue of the very select and interesting collection of printed books and manuscripts, the property of Mr. Machell Stace ... Which will be sold by auction, by Leigh and Sotheby, booksellers, at their house, No. 145, Strand, opposite Catherine Street, on Monday, November 21, 1814, and following day, at twelve o'clock.
Leigh, George. Died Sept. 21, 1816, George Leigh, Esq., book auctionerr (Gent. Mag. Oct 1816, 375)
Lens, Charles. Apprentice. Absconded from his master, Charles Lens, about 16 years of age ... direct to Joseph How, stationer, Chancery-lane (Daily Advertiser 1 Apr 1785)
Lepard, John Pelly. Thursday [18 Dec] was married John Pelly Legard [sic] of Newgate-street, to Miss Cowper, of the Borough (Daily Advertiser 20 Dec 1788). Married at St. Saviour's Church, Southwark (Times 19 Dec 1788). Died March 18, 1796, John Pelly Lepard, stationer, of Newgate-street (Monthly Mag. Mar 1796, 155)
Lepard, William (?) Yesterday [24 Apr] was married at Christ Church, Mr. Smith, jun., of Bunhill-row to Miss Elizabeth Lepard, daughter of Mr Lepard (MC 25 Apr 1788). Most likely the Smith of Lepard, Smith and Lepard.
Lepard. Died Jan. 31, 1824, in Finsbury-square, aged 34, G.F.Mavor, Esq., son of the Rev. Dr. Mavor, of Woodstock, and a partner in the respectable firm of Harding, Mavor and Lepard (Lackington's), booksellers in Finsbury-square (Gent. Mag. Feb 1824, 189).
Lesturgeon, James. Runaway apprentices. Whereas James Lesturgeon, apprentice to William Warr, stationer &c., Red-Lion-Passage, Red Lion Square absconded from his master ... on Tuesday the 15th inst. ... (Daily Advertiser 25 Dec 1788)
Letter, Thomas. Whereas Thomas Letter, apprentice to William Beresford, of Holiday-yard, Creed-lane, Ludgate-street, bookbinder, did abscond from his said master's service on Sunday the 7th inst. without any provocation ... (Daily Advertiser 20 Jul 1776)
Letterman, Charles. Died Jan. 1, 1822, in Warwick-square, aged 56, Mr. Charles Letterman, bookseller of Ave Maria-lane (Gent. Mag. Jan 1822, 92)
Lever, John. Forty pounds are wanted by a person in a genteel business ... directing a line for Z.X. to be left with Mr. John Lever, bookseller, next to the King's Head Tavern in the Poultry ... (Daily Advertiser 9 Nov 1753)
Leversage, Thomas. Whereas Thomas Leversage, apprentice to Edward East, bookbinder, in Star-yard, Carey-street, absented himself on Tuesday the 15th inst. therefore this is to caution all persons from harbouring or employing the said Thomas Leversage ... He is aged about 19, with dark hair. (Daily Advertiser 25 Aug 1775)
Lewer, James. Last Saturday [28 May] died Mr. James Lewer, late a musical instrument maker at Moorgate, but had retired (Daily Advertiser 2 Jun 1774)
Lewis, Houston and Hyde. Partnership between John Lewis Vautier Sollicoffre, James Henry Houston and Frederick Hyde, No. 45 Holborn, music-sellers, under the firm of Lewis, Houston and Hyde, was dissolved Dec. 1, 1795. All debts to and from the said partnership to be paid and received by their successor, Mr. Francis Linley (London Gazette 5 Dec 1795)
Lewis, John. Died Jan. 20, 1797, Mrs S.Lewis, at Chelsea, aged 70, relict of the late Mr. Lewis, of that place who died in 1783 and who used to bind books ... (Gent. Mag. Mar 1797, 252)
Lewis, John. On Thursday [3 Feb] Mrs. Lewis, wife of Mr. Lewis, printer, in Sherborne-lane, finding herself on a sudden, extremely ill, sat down and expired in her husband's arms (Daily Advertiser 5 Feb 1780)
Lewis, John. See Lewis, Houston and Hyde.<>Ley, Mr. No. 4, Mount-row, Surry side of Westminster Bridge. Bookseller and stationer, sells books, plays, pamphlets and paper hangings. The terms for his circulating library are lower than most libraries in town (Daily Advertiser 17 Nov 1779)
Lidouble, George. Walked away from his master, George Lidouble, Jeweller and engraver, at the Golden Head , in the Old Bailey, on Monday morning the 9th inst., Anthony Gonde ... (Daily Advertiser 19 Apr 1753)
Linde, A. This day is published (price 4d) to be continued every Fortnight, Das Deutsche Magazin, oder, Schatzkammer Miscellanischer Schriften. Sold by E.Cooke ... A.Linde, at the Bible, in Katherine-street .. (Daily Advertiser 21 Nov 1750)
Linde, A. This day is published (price 4d) to be continued every Fortnight, Das Deutsche Magazin, oder, Schatzkammer Miscellanischer Schriften. Sold by E.Cooke ... A.Linde, at the Bible, in Katherine-street .. (Daily Advertiser 21 Nov 1750)
Linde, J.Nechsten Montag den 24ten dieses, wird publicirt werden mit neuen Buchstaben und auf fein Pappier gedruckt: Das Neue Testament, verteutscht durch D.M.Luther mit jedes Capitels Summarien und Parallelen. Gedruckt und verlegt bey J.Haberkorn und J.Gussen, in Gerrard-Street, St. Ann's, Soho: wie auch bey J.Linde, in Katherine-street, in den Strand ... (Daily Advertiser 22 Dec 1750.). This day is published (Price one shilling) ... Serious advice and fair warning to all that live upon the sea coast of England and Wales ... By Thomas Francklyn, Rector of Langton-Herring and Vicar of Fleet in the county of Dorset. Printed for A.Linde ... (GDaily Advertiser 28 Jan 1756). Advertised as this day published 9 Apr 1756 with reference to review in Monthly Review Sept. 1755: An introduction to universal history. Translated from the Latin of Baron [Ludvig] Holberg [1684-1754]. With notes historical, chronological, and critical. By Gregory Sharpe ... London: Printed for A.Linde, 1755. 2nd edition published by A.Millar 1758.
Lindsell, William. Partnership between John Kerby, William Lindsell and William King, of Stafford-street, Old Bond-street and 87, Wigmore and Wimpole-streets, booksellers, stationers, etc. is agreed to be dissolved from 29 September next (London Gazette 30 Jun 1798)
Lackington, Charles Humphrey. See James Lackington.
Linley, Francis. Francis Linley, Holborn, music seller, to surrender 13, 18 Feb at one, 18 March at eleven at Guildhall (London Gazette 4 Feb 1797)
Linley, Francis. Successor to Lewis, Houston and Hyde (q.v.)<> Linnell, James. James Linnell and George Durand, Plum-tree-street, Bloomsbury, printsellers, carvers and gilders, dissolved partnership June 1, 1796 (London Gazette 4 Jun 1796)
Lintot, Henry. This day is published in two volumes, twelves (price 6s) The miscellaneous works in prose and verse of Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe ... Printed for Henry Lintot and sold by W.Chinnery in the Inner Temple Lane ... (London Gazette 28 Mar 1749, see Heale's English writing masters). Died Dec. 12, 1758 at London, Henry Lintot, Esq. law-printer to his Majesty (Scots Mag. Dec 1758, 660)
Lion, J. This day is published (price 6d.) The art of composing musick by a method entirely new ... Printed for J.Lion, in Ludgate-street (Daily Advertiser Dec 1750 - day not transcribed)
Lister, George. George Lister, of Old Bailey in the parish of St. Sepulchre, pocket-book-maker, to surrender Aug. 11, 19, Sept. 16, at Guildhall (London Gazette 5 Aug 1775). Died Feb. 8, 1802, at Edmonton, advanced in years, Mr. Lister, father of Mr. Lister, bookbinder (Gent. Mag. Feb 1802, 190)
Littlewood, John. To compell John Littlewood, formerly of White Hart Yard, Drury Lane, late of Wych-street in the Parish of St. Clement Danes, printer, prisoner in Poultry Compter, to make a schedule of his estate and effects as an insolvent debtor. Witness my hand this 28th day of September, 1761. Ann Ashford (London Gazette 29 Sep 1761)
Lloyd, Edmund. James Betham and Edmund Lloyd, corner of Harley and New Cavendish streets, booksellers and stationers, dissolved partnership April 20, 1795. Edmund Lloyd to discharge all demands and continue the business on his own account (London Gazette 2 May 1795)
Locke, William. William Locke, Red Lion Street, Holborn, printer, to surrender Nov. 25, Dec. 3, 28, at Guildhall (London Gazette 16 Nov 1793)
Lodge, John. To the nobility, gentry and others. John Lodge, engraver, late apprentice to Mr. Jefferys, engraver and geographer to his Majesty, at the sixth house in St. Martin's Lane, near Charing Cross, teaches gentlemen and ladies to etch and engrave ... and supplies gentlemen with maps, prints, &c ... (Daily Advertiser 22 Oct 1761)
Logographic Press. Apprentice absconded. Whereas Andrew Rule, an apprentice of the Logographic Press, Printing House Square, Blackfriars, hath absented himself from his master's service ... (Times 18 Feb 1789). Runaway apprentice: absconded from his master's service: Michael Ball, who is apprentice at the Logographic Press, as a compositor ... (Times 5 Jun 1790)
London and Westminster Circulating Library. New Circulating Library on an extensive plan. David Ogilvy and Son, booksellers No. 315, Holborn, near Chancery-lane, respectfully inform their friends and the public in general that they will open on Jan. 2, 1797, the London and Westminster Circulating Library (Times 29 Dec 1797 [sic])
Long, Mary. On Monday last [22 Jan] died at her house in Portland-street, Soho, Mrs. Mary Long, bookseller (Daily Advertiser 27 Jan 1776)
Longman, J. J.Longman and F.F.Broderip, Cheapside, musical instrument makers, to surrender May 30, June 6, July 7 at Guildhall (London Gazette 23 May 1795)
Longman, Thomas II. Died Aug. 16, 1778, Miss M.Longman, daughter of Mr. Longman, bookseller, in Paternoster-row (LEP 17 Aug 1778). Yesterday morning [7 Jun], ... a fire broke out in the workshop of Mr Prentice, cabinet-maker in Little Wild-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, ... it likewise communicated to the dwelling house, which was also destroyed, as were the warehouses of Mr. Dodsley, Mr. Cadell, and Mr Longman ... and the printing office of Mr. Jarvis ... (Daily Advertiser 8 Jun 1787, UDR 8 Jun 1787 - for fuller details see John Jarvis)
Longman, Thomas II. Married, May 5, 1760, Mr. Thomas Longman, an eminent bookseller, to Miss Harris of Holborn (LM May 1760, 170)
Longman, Thomas. Died on Tuesday the 19th inst. [19 Jul] at Southwood Highgate, in her 69th year, Mrs. Longman, widow of the late Thomas Longman, Esq., of Hampstead (Times 21 Jul 1808)
Longman, Thomas. On Wednesday [24 Jan] died at Southwood, Highgate, Frances Langman, daughter of the late Thomas longman, Esq., and siser of the present Thomas Norton Longman (Times 25 Jan 1827)
Lovewell, Thomas. Lovewell, papermaker, stationer and dealer in rags, most respectfully acquaints his friends and the public that he is removed for the convenience of business from No. 158, St. John's-street, to No. 417, Oxford-street, near Charles-street ... returns his hearty thanks to his customers forthese eight years past. The shop to be lett, enquire as above (Daily Advertiser 10 Aug 1784). Lovewell, papermaker, stationer and dealer in rags, most respectfully acquaints his friends and the public that he has enlarged and repaired his shop and warehouse, No. 158, St. John's-street and continues from there as usual; also carries on business at No. 417, Oxford-street, till further notice, which house is to be lett (Daily Advertiser 9 Sep 1784)
Lowe, Mrs. At No. 22, Pall-Mall, nearly opposite Carlton House, Mrs. Lowes has opened an extensive Circulating Library (Times 22 Nov 1794). At No. 22, Pall-Mall, opposite Carlton House, Mrs. Lowes, bookseller to her Majesty, has opened an extensive Circulating Library (Times 3 Feb 1796).
Lowndes, Henry. Died, Miss lowndes, daughter of Mr. H.Lowndes, bookseller, in Fleet-street, London (Monthly Mag. Sep 1798, 222)
Lowndes, Thomas. Married Aug. 10, 1782, Mr. John Lucas, of Salisbury-square, merchant, to Miss Jane Lowndes, eldest daughter of Mr. Lowndes, bookseller in Fleet-street (Gent. Mag. Aug 1782, 405). Died at Ealing, Mrs. Jane Lowndes, widow of Mr. Thomas Lowndes, formerly a bookseller in Fleet-street, 76 (Monthly Mag. Nov 1806, 398). Died Oct. 2, 1806 at her house in Boston-lane, Ealing, Middlesex, aged 76 (Gent. Mag. Oct 1806, 985)
Lowrie, William. Whereas William Lowrie, apprentice to Joseph Gadd, of Dean's-court, St. Martin le Grand, printer, did last Wednesday se'ennight [24 Jan] elope from his said master's service ... (Daily Advertiser 5 Feb 1781)
Loyseau, Jacob. Jacob Loyseau, late of the parish of St. Clement Danes in the Liberty of Weesminster, bookseller, stationer and binder is in the Wood Street Compter to take benefit of the act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors (London Gazette 17 May 1755)
Luffman, John. Certificate of bankruptcy to be granted Dec. 21, John Luffman, Moorfields, printer (London Gazette 30 Nov 1793)
Lukyn, Paul. All persons having any claim or demand on Mr. Paul Lukyn late of no. 144 Cheapside and Kennington Green, but now of Sidcup, near Eltham, Kent, stationer, are desired to send in their accounts immediately to Mr. Lukyn at Sidcup, in order that they may be discharged as he is positively going to the East Indies in the course of a fortnight, therefore if not sent within that time they will remain undischarged (Daily Advertiser 19 Jan 1786)
Lunn, William H. Died march 1, 1800, suddenly, aged 72, Mrs. Elizabeth Lunn, of Cambridge, mother of Mr. Lunn, bookseller, of Oxford-street (Gent. Mag. Apr 1800, 388)
Lycett, Francis. To compel Francis Lycett, formerly of Shovel Court, Wood-street, late of Pelican Court, Little Britain, copper-plate-printer, now a prisoner in Wood-street Compter to make a schedule of estate and effects as an insolvent debtor. Witness my hand 25 day of August 1761 John King (London Gazette 25 Aug 1761)
Lynam, George. The partnership between John Walker and George Lynam, printseller, was dissolved June 9, 1789. All debts due from the partnership are to be paid by John Walker only (London Gazette 4 Aug 1789)
Lyne, Samuel. This day is published, price 6d. A large humourous royal print, copied from an original design of the celebrated Van Summers, entitled A - alive and merry; or The beggar's Jubilee. Printed for and sold by A.Cullenworth, at the Golden Head in Katherine-street in the Strand; P.Glass, under the Royal Exchange; W.Herbert, Map and printseller, at the Golden Globe under the Piazza on London Bridge; Samuel Lyne, at the Globe in Newgate-street; and by most other printsellers in town and country (Daily Advertiser 6 Jun 1750). To all map and printsellers. To be sold by auction on Thursday next [16 Jul], at the White Hart, Alehouse, the corner of Butcher-Lane, Newgate-street, a parcel of copperplates, consisting of maps ... to be sold by Samuel Lyne, printseller, in Newgate-street ... (Daily Advertiser 14 Jul 1752)
Lyon, Abraham. Abraham Lyon, Stoney-lane, Aldgate, pencil-maker insolvent debtor and prisoner in the Poultry Compter (London Gazette 29 Jul 1797)
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