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William Chambers (1800-1883), Scottish publisher and author. In the 1820s, with a small second-hand hand press, William and his older brother Robert laid the foundations of what, by the end of the 19th century, became one of the largest English language publishers in the world, W & R Chambers, Edinburgh. From 'The Modern Portrait Gallery' (London, c1880). Tinted lithograph.

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William Chambers (1800-1883), Scottish publisher and author.  In the 1820s, with a small second-hand hand press, William and his older brother Robert laid the foundations of what, by the end of the 19th century, became one of the largest English language publishers in the world, W & R Chambers, Edinburgh.  From 'The Modern Portrait Gallery' (London, c1880). Tinted lithograph.