1897 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Moxon

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 2:1011.



EDWARD MOXON (son of Michael Moxon). bapt. in Wakefield parish church 12 Dec. 1801; apprenticed to Mr. Smith, bookseller 1810; in the service of Longman and co. publishers, London 1821-7; employed in Hurst's publishing house in St. Paul's churchyard 1827-30; publisher at 64 New Road st. 1830-33, and at 44 Dover st. 1833 to death; started and edited the Englishman's Magazine April 1831, which ceased Oct. 1831; published Charles Lamb's Album Verses 1830; Barry Cornwall's Songs and ballads 1832; Tennyson's Poems 1833; B. Disraeli's Revolutionary Epoch 1834; Wordsworth's Poems 6 vols. 1836; R. Browning's Sordello 1840; Dyce's edition of Beaumont and Fletcher 11 vols. 1843-6; a series of single volume editions of the poets 1840, &c.; author of The Prospect and other poems 1826; Christmas, a poem 1829; Sonnets, two parts 1830-35, reprinted together 1843 and 1871, Charles Lamb, By E. M. 1835. d. Putney Heath 3 June 1858. bur. Wimbledon churchyard. Curwen's History of booksellers (1873) 347-62; Lupton's Wakefield Worthies (1864) 229-35 and 257; P. W. Clayden's Rogers and his Contemporaries ii 46, 458 (1889).

NOTE. — Moxon was indicted in the Queen's Bench on 23 June 1841 for selling Shelley's works "containing a scandalous libel concerning the Holy Scriptures and Almighty God." The jury found him guilty, but he was not sentenced to any punishment. W. C. Townsend's Modern state trials ii 346-92 (1850).