1842 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Lemoine

C. H. Timperley, in Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote (1842) 2:847-48.



1812, April 36. Died, HENRY LEMOINE, bookseller, who was for many years known to the trade as a translator of German and other languages, and compiler of many of the numerous tracts with which London abounds; he was also a frequent contributor of poetical essays to the Gentleman's Magazine, and other periodical works: he had for some years been a bookseller, in Bishopsgate church-yard. He published, in 1797, Typographical Antiquities; history, origin, and progress of the art of printing, from its first invention, in Germany, to the end of the seventeenth century; and from its introduction into England, by Caxton, to the present time: including, among a variety of curious and interesting matter, its progress in the provinces, with chronological lists of eminent printers, in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Together with anecdotes of several eminent literary characters, who have honoured the art by their attention to its improvement; also a particular and complete history of the Walpolian press, established at Strawberry-hill — with an accurate list of every publication issued therefrom, and the exact number printed thereof. At the conclusion is given a curious dissertation on the origin of the use of paper; also a complete history of the art of wood-cutting and engraving on copper, from its first invention in Italy, to its latest improvements in Great Britain: concluding with the adjudication of literary property, or the laws and terms to which authors, designers, and publication are separately subject; with a catalogue of remarkable bibles and common prayer books, from the infancy of printing to the present time. Extracted from the best authorities, by Henry Lemoine, bibliop. London.