Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
A bookseller in the New Exchange.
Henry HerringmanThe London bookseller Henry Herringman (c.1628-1704) was one of the lucky few who managed to profit from the Great Fire. Most of the printers and booksellers in London had stored their stocks in the Chapel of St Faith in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral for safe keeping during the fire. Unfortunately the whole lot burned when the cathedral caught fire, costing an estimated £2 million. As his competitors struggled to recover, Herringman was able to step into their place and sell copies of books which had been lost. He republished many popular titles, including Shakespeare's fourth folio (the third had burnt in the fire). In 1685 he became master of the Stationers' Company.http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/Events...
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