The London book trades of the later 18th century. Names: U-V
Ubank, Roger. All persons indebted to the estate of Mr. Roger Ubank, late of Holborn, stationer, deceased, are desired immediately to pay their respective debts ... (Daily Advertiser 21 Apr 1752)
Universal Circulating Library. Universal Circulating Library, No. 10, Birchin-lane, Cornhill - R.Dutton returns most grateful thanks to his numerous subscribers and to the public for their very liberal support ... (Times 20 Jan 1798)
Unwin, Henry. On Saturday [21 Feb] Mr. Unwin, wholesale stationer in Paternoster Row, was married to Miss Bayles, daughter-in-law to his partner, Mr. Job Johnson (Daily Advertiser 23 Feb 1761)
Uphill, Benjamin. Married 312 May 1790, Mr. Uphill, bookseller of Mount-street, Grosvenor-square, to Miss Evans, of Clarges-street (Gent. Mag. Jun 1790, 569). Died Aug. 5, 1797, at Brompton, Mrs. Uphill, wife of Mr. Uphill, bookseller, Brydges-street, Covent Garden (Gent. Mag. Aug 1797, 716)
Vaillant, Isaac. On Wednesday [8 Aug] died, age seventy four, Mr. Isaac Vaillant, formerly an eminent bookseller in the Strand (Daily Advertiser 10 Aug 1753)
Vaillant, Paul. Yesterday [14 Aug] Mr. Sheriff Vaillant was married to Miss Whichcott of the Strand (Daily Advertiser 15 Aug 1760)
Vallance, Thomas. Married Saturday [9Aug] by the Rev. Dr. Pett, Archdeacon of Oxford, William Balston, esq., of Maidstone, to Miss Vallance, daughter of Thomas Vallance, esq., of Cheapside (Times 11 Aug 1806 - presumably William Balston papermaker). Died Feb. 28, 1823, in his 78th year, Thomas Vallance, esq., an eminent wholesale stationer ... (Gent. Mag. Mar 1823, 284)
Van den Bergh, S. This day is publish'd, in octavo. Price 3s 6d sewed and 5s bound in calf and gilt. Recueil des pieces curieuses sur les matieres les plus interessantes. Par Albert Radicati. A Londres, chez S.Van den Bergh, Libraire dans Duke's Court St. Martins Lane (Daily Advertiser 11 Mar 1760)
VanderGucht, Gerard. Died on Monday last [11 Mar] at his house in Lower Brook-street, aged 80, Mr. Gerard VanderGucht, formerly a very eminent engraver (Daily Advertiser 18 Mar 1776)
Venables, T. This day is publish'd. A new humorous print, call'd St. Monday, or the Tipling Tradesman. Designed by Robert M'Kenzie ... To be had of T.Venables, in Church-court, near St. Martin's Church in the Strand ... (Daily Advertiser 16 Apr 1753)
Verhuych, Mr.This day is published (price 2s 6d) a print, a half-length sitting in a chair, of the Most Reverend Father in God, Dr. John Potter, late Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Engraved by his Grace's appointment. Sold by G.Vertue, at his house in Brownlow-street, Drury-lane, and by the following printsellers: Mr. King, Mr Tinney, Mrs. Griffin, Mr. Sayer, Mess. Simpson, Mr. Reginere, Mr. Jervis, Mr. Jeffreys at Charing cross, and Mr. Verhuych in Piccadilly (Daily Advertiser 18 Apr 1750)
Vernor and Chater. Thomas Vernor and John Chater.
Vernor, Thomas. Vernor and Chater beg leave to acquaint their subscribers that their circulating library will be removed, this and the following two days, into King-street, three doors down from Cheapside, in consequence of which no books can be changed before Thursday next. The bookselling business will be continued at their old shop in Ludgate Hill, and a catalogue shortly published of several libraries and parcels of books lately purchased (Daily Advertiser 21 Dec 1767). This day is published. In two volumes, Price 6s bound or 5s sewed, The Generous Guardian. A novel. Printed for T.Vernor and J.Chater, at their circulating library on Ludgate-Hill. Note, This library in a few weeks will be removed in King-Street, three doors down from Cheapside (Daily Advertiser 24 Dec 1767). To booksellers &c. Missing a Hudibras, printed for Hindmarsh, 1682 "Nar. Luttrell" wrote on the first or second leaf; has gilt edges, lettered on the back, and also on the cover with an L. Any person into whose hands it may come bringing it to the Circulating Library in Birchin-Lane, Lombard Street (where the 4th part, called Butler's Ghost may be seen bound uniform, shall receive half a guinea for it (Daily Advertiser 8 Sep 1787). Died on Monday, the 8th inst. [9 Nov] at her house in the Lower-street, Islington, in the 63d year of her age, Mrs. Vernor, relict of Mr. Thomas Vernor (Times 11 Nov 1807)
Vertue, G.This day is published (price 2s 6d) a print, a half-length sitting in a chair, of the Most Reverend Father in God, Dr. John Potter, late Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Engraved by his Grace's appointment. Sold by G.Vertue, at his house in Brownlow-street, Drury-lane, and by the following printsellers: Mr. King, Mr Tinney, Mrs. Griffin, Mr. Sayer, Mess. Simpson, Mr. Reginere, Mr. Jervis, Mr. Jeffreys at Charing cross, and Mr. Verhuych in Piccadilly (Daily Advertiser 18 Apr 1750)
Vervine, Henry. Meeting of creditors at Guildhall on Monday Dec. 5, 1791, Henry Vervine, bookseller, Deptford, 2nd meeting at 11 o'clock (Times 3 Dec 1791)
Vigevenna, Joseph. Joseph Vigevenna under the name of Joseph Thompson, formerly of Hanwell, late of Parish of St. Ann, Blackfriars, prisoner in Borough Compter, Southwark, Surry to make a schedule of his estate and effects ... 6th day of June 1761 Joseph Wright (London Gazette 6 Jun 1761)
Virtuoso, John. This day is publish'd (price 1s) The will of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart. deceas'd. Printed for John Virtuoso, near Crane-court, Fleet-street (Daily Advertiser 24 Jan 1753)
Voisin, D. This day are published Numbers I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII being eight sets of the pleasantest views of Holland, from the designs of the celebrated Rademaker ... Printed for and sold by D.Voisin, printseller, in Middle-Row, Holborn (Daily Advertiser 1 Jan 1750)
Voke, Thomas. Thomas Vokes, late of the parish of St. Bride, alias Bridget, Fleet-street, printer, listed as insolvent debtor and in Ludgate gaol (London Gazette 11 Jun 1748)
Vowell, John. On Tuesday last [9 Mar] Mr. John Colebrooke, hosier in Fenchurch Street was married to Miss Sophia Vowell, daughter of Mr. John Vowell, stationer, in Watling street (Daily Advertiser 13 Mar 1762)
Vowell, John II. John Vowell the younger, Watling-street, stationer, to surrender Feb. 16, 27, March 23, at Guildhall (London Gazette 9 Feb 1779). Dividend declared for Nov. 8, 1779 (London Gazette 16 Oct 1779). Dividend declared for Jan. 26, 1782 (London Gazette 15 Dec 1781). Dividend declared for March 2, 1782 (by adjournment from the 26th day of February) (London Gazette 19 Jan 1782). Dividend declared for Apr. 16, 1782 (by adjournment from March 2) (London Gazette 19 Jan 1782). To be auctioned by Mr. Burton, Oct. 20 and 21, 1791, all the stock of paper of Mr. John Vowell, jun., stationer, deceased, on the premises at the warehouse, Camomile-street, near St. Mary Axe (Times 20 Oct 1791).
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