Andrew Brice of Exeter, Printer: Author of the Topographic Dictionary &c. Aetat 83.
Publish'd According to Act of Parliament for Barnabas Thorn Bookseller Exon Ap.r 21st 1774.
Engraving. 210 x 160mm (8¼ x 6¼"). Large margins.
Printer at Exeter (1692 - 1773). His major work, begun in 1746 and finished in 1757, was the 'Grand Gazetteer, or Topographic Dictionary', published in 1759. He also printed: a weekly newspaper from 1715 until his death; William Hals's 'History of Cornwall; and 'John Vowell's Account of the City of Exeter'. When he retired he was the oldest master printer in England; when he died he was the oldest freemason in England, celebrated by three hundred masons escorting his coffin to the grave on 14 November.
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