Friday 15 December 2023

The Hardings - 18th Century Booksellers on St Martin's Lane.


The Hardings - 18th Century Booksellers on the Pavement, St Martins Lane.

John Harding, and his son Samuel Harding (-1755).

At the Post House, Bible & Anchor on the Pavement, St Martin's Lane, London from 1678.

John Harding was a General Post Receiver 1708 - 22.

Samuel Harding ditto 1723 - 54.

Samuel Harding succeeded his father in 1734.

Will published 1777, died and buried in Enfield Middlesex.

 


John Harding bookseller in London, at (i) Bible and Anchor, St. Paul's Churchyard; (2) Bible and Anchor, Newport Street, near Leicester Fields; (3) St. Martin's Lane. 1678–1712? 

Entered in the Term Catalogue of Mich. 1678. Christopher Nesse's Christian's walk and work on earth ... Second edition. [T.C. i. 336.] 

Dunton became acquainted with John Harding at Sturbridge Fair and dealt with him for several years, finding him [p. 223] "a very honest man, an understanding bookseller and a zealous Church of England man, yet no bigot". 

In 1684 he moved to Leicester Fields, and among his apprentices was Bernard Lintot, who had been turned over to him from Tho. Linyard. 

In 1709, among those who received subscriptions for the Corpus omn. vet. Poetarum Latinorum was—Harding, in St. Martin's Lane, who is probably identical with John Harding. [T.C. ill. 657.] 

In 1713 he subscribed to the fund for the relief of William Bowyer the elder.


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First Work printed for Samuel Harding 1722.

The History of the Life & Reign of Queen Anne.

Illustrated with all the medals struck in this reign, with their Explanations; and other useful and Ornamental cuts. To which is added, an appendix, Containing several Authentick and Remarkable Papers; And annnual List of the most Eminent Persons who dy'd in this Reign, with characters of the most Conspicuous. By Mr. A. Boyer....

London :

printed by J. Roberts; and sold by William Taylor, in Pater-Noster-Row; William and John Innys, at the West End of St. Paul's Church-Yard; John Osborne, in Lombard street; Samuel Harding, and Abel Rocayrol, in St. Martin's-Lane, 1722.

Illustrated with engravings by van der Gucht

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First Publication 1723.

PROPHETICAL OBSERVATIONS OCCASION'D BY THE NEW COMET: AND BY OTHER SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS, AS WELL LATELY PAST, AS NOW APPROACHING, VIZ. THE LATE GREAT CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER, SATURN, AND MARS. THE TRANSIT OF MERCURY IN THE DISK OF THE SUN. THE NORTHERN PHOENOMENA. THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN


Printed for Samuel Harding, at the Post-House in St. Martin's-Lane, and sold by J. Peele, at the Lock's-Head in Pater-Noster-Row, 1723.


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https://books.openbookpublishers.com/10.11647/obp.0247/ch2.xhtml


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Trade Card for Samuel Harding.

c. 1742.

British Museum.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_Heal-17-64

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https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/name/samuel-harding


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Ref, Sam Harding General Post Receiver - Post Office 1732.

https://www.barrell.co.uk/products/129118


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of Samuel Harding.


https://archive.org/details/bim_eighteenth-century_a-catalogue-of-the-valua_greenwood-john_1790

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