J. Lackington,who a few years since began Business with five Pounds;
Stipple. Sheet 150 x 95mm, 6 x 3¾". Trimmed.
Oval portrait James Lackington (1746-1815), bookseller credited with revolutionizing the British book trade, probably published in one of his two autobiographies. Based in 'The Temple of the Muses', Finsbury Square (the interior illustrated in Ackermann's Repository), he was famous for refusing credit at his shops, saving and reselling remaindered books at bargain prices, having an inclusive attitude to bookselling. His first catalogue of stock held 12,000 titles.
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