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Temple of the muses. Lackington, Allen, & Co. Booksellers, ...

Lackington, Allen and Co.

Temple of the muses. Lackington, Allen, & Co. Booksellers, ...

by Lackington, Allen and Co.

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Published in [London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 3276, no. 06.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 sheet
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16982565M

Apr 24,  · Lackington tokens had to be spent in his shop, cleverly ensuring shoppers had to return. He also used the tokens to advertise the shop and himself: it is his portrait on the obverse and on the reverse it says ‘Lackington, Allen & Co. Cheapest booksellers in the world’. Lackington’s talent for publicity showed in other ways too. Today, few people are likely to remember James Lackington () and his once-famous London bookshop, The Temple of the Muses, but if, as a customer, you’ve ever bought a remaindered book at deep discount, or wandered thoughtfully through the over-stocked shelves of a cavernous bookstore, or spent an afternoon lounging in the reading.

In Lackington sold a fourth part of his business to Robert Allen who had been brought up in the shop. The firm of Lackington, Allen and Co. became one of the largest in the book trade, selling upwards of , volumes yearly at their very extensive premises. Lackington issued promotional tokens with a facing bust of the proprietor. At this time he also served in the Edinburgh Volunteers. In Black took employment as an assistant at Lackington, Allen & Co., the 'Temple of the Muses', in Finsbury, London, and stayed there for over two years. He was subjected to a thorough drilling, the hardships of which he would recount to his own employees in later life" (Gordon F.

TOKENS, Middlesex. Lackington’s. CU Halfpenny Token (28mm, g, 6h). Dated J. LACKINGTON FINSBURY SQUARE. , bust right / HALFPENNY OF LACKINGTON. ALLEN & Co* CHEAPEST BOOKSELLERS IN THE WORLD. in two concentric circles, a figure of Fame, blowing a trumpet and holding wreath; Edge, PAYABLE AT THE TEMPLE OF THE MUSES. •+•. D&H Nov 22,  · My recent discovery of a copy of Leonora Meadowson in another circulating library is much more important than the above—because the circulating library in question was in New York and it is possible that the unique Fale's copy of Leonora Meadowson is the same copy as that recorded as being held in Louis Alexis Hocquet de Caritat's Circulating Library in an catalogue.


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Temple of the muses. Lackington, Allen, & Co. Booksellers, .. by Lackington, Allen and Co. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The history of the Temple of the Muses. Over the principal entrance is inscribed, “Cheapest Booksellers in the World.” It is the famous shop of Lackington, Allen, and Co., “where Half a Million of Volumes are constantly on Sale.” We enter the vast area, whose dimensions are to be measured by the assertion that a coach and six might.

The company of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones was the publisher of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in ; they only printed a short run of copies, which is tiny when you think about the number of volumes the Temple of the Muses stocked and sold. There’s a nice post on this at the University of Iowa Library site.

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The interior of Lackington Allen and Co. booksellers in the Temple of the Muses at Finsbury Square, London. | Location: Lackington Allen and Co, Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London, UK. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images.

Books published by Lackington, Allen, & Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square. This day is published, elegantly printed in foolscap octavo, with two elegant plates, designed by Rigaud, and engraved by Cooke, price 3s. in boards, poems moral and descriptive, by Thomas Dermody.

Read about 'Shopping for books at Messrs. Lackington, Allen & Co.'s Temple of the Muses, ', on the British Library's Discovering Literature website.

Feb 21,  · Lackington, George (DNB00) His father was a prosperous coal merchant, and provided his son with the necessary capital to purchase a share in Lackington, Allen, & Co.'s great shop, known as the ‘Temple of the Muses,’ in Finsbury Square.

He became head of the firm in The first volume of their ‘Catalogue, Michaelmas to. James Lackington’s Bookseller London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated Obverse: A three-quarter bust to left with legend: “J. LACKINGTON ”, quatrefoil at end of legend.

Reverse: A figure of Fame blowing a trumpet surrounded by legend: “HALFPENNY OF J. LACKINGTON ALLEN & CO. CHEAPEST BOOKSELLERS IN THE WORLD”. Inside his once-famous London bookshop, The Temple of the Muses - where above the entrance a plaque boldly announced: Cheapest Bookstore in the World - with its towers of books, antique paintings, busts, classical knick-knacks, and Romanesque cupola, Lackington prided himself on selling affordable books, and in what appears to have been an Seller Rating: % positive.

Feb 21,  · LACKINGTON, JAMES (–), bookseller, born 31 Aug. at Wellington, Somerset, was the eldest son of George Lackington, a journeyman shoemaker.

His grandfather was a gentleman farmer at Langford, near Wellington. Young Lackington's father was a drunkard, but his mother was a woman of remarkable energy. Apr 19,  · James Lackington revolutionized the book trade because of his innovative book-selling practices.

He was born in on 31 August in Wellington, Somerset to. Jan 11,  · London L Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 0 LACKINGTON, ALLEN and Co., booksellers, Finsbury Square P; 4, Pall Mall East P. Trading: as Lackington, Allen and Co.

P; as Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor and Jones ; as Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor and Lepard ; as Author: Ian Maxted. Printed music scores could also be had at these "book" stores together with graphic arts and magazines.

One of the big book sellers of the time were Lackington Allen & Co, d at Finsbury Square. This store, The Temple of the Muses, was several stories tall and offered a wide variety of books in all sorts of bindings and to humane prices.

The Confessions Of J. Lackington: Late Bookseller, At The Temple Of The Muses, In A Series Of Letters To A Friend [Anonymous] on simplicityhsd.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have.

Oct 15,  · Welcome. Welcome. to James Lackington’s Temple of the Muses, “the cheapest booksellers in the world.” As a schoolboy John Keats used to visit this magical bookshop in Finsbury Square to gaze up at the towering shelves and read the books for free in the “lounging rooms”.

It was in this very shop that Keats first met his publishers, John Taylor and James Augustus Hessey, who both. This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Autograph Letter Signed ('Jos Lancaster') from Joseph Lancaster, founder of the Lancasterian system of education, to the London booksellers Lackington, Allen & Co., expressing thanks for the 'valuable little present' of a book, which he will review.

The Life of James Lackington, Bookseller, Local History Notes by James Lackington (, rev.ed. Peter Hopkins ) James Lackington was born in in Somerset, the son of a shoemaker. At ten a travelling pieman, and at 14 an apprentice shoemaker, he then found work in Bristol, where he started to read and buy books.

The Temple of the Muses Posted by Julie L. Mellby on December 18, | 1 Comment William Wallis (fl) after Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (), Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square. For thirteen years (after ) Lackington did all his own cataloguing. In the Temple of the Muses was made over to George Lackington, Allen and Co.

The former was a third cousin of the founder of the firm, and is described by John Nichols as 'well educated and gentlemanly.'. Jun 02,  · Lackington & Allen Co.

bookstore on Finsbury Square, London called The Temple of the Muses. Ackermann print from Magazines were typically monthly publications, much larger than newspapers, and included colored prints. They varied in theme and primary articles, just like today. Yet no matter what the main focus, there were similarities in.HALFPENNY CONDOR TOKEN - Lackington Allen & Co.

What you see in the picture is the actual item for sale - unless clearly marked otherwise (ie. FOR Seller Rating: % positive.Lackington moved his shop into a mansion in Finsbury Square, which he named the Temple of the Muses.

Inside there was a large circular counter from which to serve customers in a magnificent room – a room so large that, after the first day of trading, as a publicity stunt, a coach and horses were driven right the way around the counter.