Bibliophile; born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England
, Dec. 9, 1821; received a common school education; was apprenticed to a bookseller and publisher; and later opened a similar establishment of his own and published The XXXIX articles of the Church of England, with Scriptural proofs and references
He came to the United States
in 1848 and settled in Philadelphia, Pa.
; removed to New York City in 1850; and returned in 1856 to Philadelphia
, where he opened a book-store.
In 1861 he returned to New York City and made a specialty of collecting rare books and prints.
He prepared catalogues of many valuable libraries; edited and published The American Bibliopolist
; A literary/ register and monthly catalogue of old books
; and contributed to the American publisher's circular
He also published parts of a Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time
He died in Brooklyn, N. Y.
, June 5, 1881.