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Encyclopedia > Henry Colburn

Henry Colburn (d. August 16, 1855), British publisher, obtained his earliest experience of book-selling in London at the establishment of W Earle, Albemarle Street, and afterwards as an assistant at Morgan's Library, Conduit Street, of which in 1816 he became proprietor. August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


He afterwards removed to New Burlington Street, where he established himself as a publisher, resigning the Conduit Street Library to Messrs Saunders & Otley. In 1814 he originated the New Monthly Magazine, of which at various times Thomas Campbell, Bulwer Lytton, Theodore Hook and Harrison Ainsworth were editors. This article is about the Scottish poet. ... The Lord Lytton Novelist and politician Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (May 25, 1803–January 18, 1873) was an English novelist, playwright, and politician. ... Theodore Edward Hook (September 22, 1788 - August 24, 1841), English author, was born in London. ... Caricature from Punch, 1881: TO THE GREATEST AXE-AND-NECK-ROMANCER OF OUR TIME, WHO IS QUITE AT THE HEAD OF HIS PROFESSION, WE DEDICATE THIS BLOCK AD MULTOS ANNOS! William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was a British writer. ...


Colburn published in 1818 Evelyn's Diary, and in 1825 the Diary of Pepys, edited by Lord Braybrooke, paying £2200 for the copyright. He also issued Disraeli's first novel, Vivian Grey, and a large number of other works by Theodore Hook, GPR James, Marryat and Bulwer Lytton. John Evelyn (October 31, 1620 - February 27, 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. ... Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys (23 February 1633 - 26 May 1703) was a leading 17th century English civil servant, latterly famous for his diary. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... George Payne Rainsford James (August 9, 1799 - June 9, 1860), novelist and historical writer, son of a physician in London, was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. ... Captain Frederick Marryat (July 10, 1792 - August 9, 1848) was an English novelist, a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the seafaring story. ...


In 1829 Richard Bentley was taken into partnership; and in 1832 Colburn retired, but set up again soon afterwards independently in Great Marlborough Street; his business was taken over in 1841 by Messrs Hurst & Blackett. Henry Colburn died on the 16th of August 1855, leaving property to the value of £35,000. 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) represents, in many ways, the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


 
 

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