NICHOLS, JOHN BOWYER. Scrapbook of book values for English topographical works, ca. 1845
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John Bowyer Nichols Scrapbook of Book Values, ca. 1845

John Bowyer Nichols Scrapbook of Book Values, ca. 1845.


Physical Description
1 volume (125 p.) ; 29 cm.

Gift of Robert D. Metzdorf, 1974

Organization and Arrangement
Scrapbook; arranged alphabetically by names of counties of England.

Historical/Biographical Note
Printer and antiquary; son of printer John Nichols, whom he succeeded as a printer of notes and proceedings of the British Parliament. John Bowyer Nichols supervised through the press many of the most important county histories published in England in the first part of the 19th century.

Scope and Contents
The volume records prices of 17th, 18th and earlier 19th century English topographical books and includes some bibliographic details.
General Note
Many of the original scrapbook pages contain pasted down slips.

General Note
Boards detached.

Related Materials Note:
Related materials may be found in the following collections in this repository: 

Bowyer Ledgers: the Printing Accounts of William Bowyer, 1710-1781. (RLIN ID: NYGG02-A155).
This collection provides information about more than 5,000 individual books or jobs printed by the Bowyers between 1710 and 1778

Bowyer Ledgers Volume IX: Nichols and Son vs. Henry Fawcett, Esq. : Arbitration papers re Mssrs. Nichols and Son vs. Henry Fawcett, Esq. [with] statement of case on behalf of Mr. Nichols [by] Devon & Tooke, [solicitors of Gray’s Inn], ca. 1813. (RLIN ID: NYGG01-A49)
Account of case involving ownership of the copyright in the second edition of John Hutchin’s History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset printed by John Nichols and his son John Bowyer Nichols between 1796 and 1815. Includes history of the publication with proposals for printing volumes 3 and 4, financial records, and report of the arbitrator.

Related materials may be found in the following collections at the Bodleian Library, Oxford:

Papers of William Bowyer the Younger, Printer (Reference ID: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 141-2).

Access Points
Books. England. Prices.

Scrapbooks. England. 19th century.

Bibliographers. England. 19th century.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.
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