Bradbury and Evans

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Bradbury and Evans (est.1830) was an English printing and publishing business founded by William Bradbury (1800-1869) and Frederick Mullet Evans (1803-1870) in London.[1][2] For the first ten years they were printers, then added publishing in 1841 after they purchased Punch magazine.[1][2] As printers they did work for Edward Moxon and Chapman and Hall (publishers of Charles Dickens).[1] Dickens left Chapman and Hall in 1844 and Bradbury and Evans became his new publisher.[1] Bradbury and Evans published Thackery's Vanity Fair in 1847 (as a serial), as well as most of his longer fiction.[1][2] The firm operated from offices at no.11 Bouverie Street, no.85 Fleet Street, and no.4-14 Lombard Street.[3][4] After Bradbury and Evans broke with Dickens in 1859, they founded the illustrated literary magazine Once A Week, which competed with Dickens' new All The Year Round (formally Household Words).[1] Among the artists who contributed illustrations to the firm's publications: John Leech[5] and John Tenniel. In 1861 Evans' daughter, Bessie Evans, married Dickens' son, Charles Dickens, Jr.. The founders' sons, William Hardwick Bradbury (1832-1892) and Frederick Moule Evans (1832-1902), continued the business.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f John Sutherland (1989). "Bradbury and Evans". Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. 
  2. ^ a b c Bradbury and Evans at Victorian Web, last accessed January 2011.
  3. ^ Post Office London Directory. 1852. p. 628 – via University of Leicester, Library. 
  4. ^ John Timbs (1867), "Whitefriars", Curiosities of London (2nd ed.), London: J.C. Hotten, OCLC 12878129 
  5. ^ "Exhibition of Pictures by Mr. John Leech", Saturday Review, May 24, 1962, Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly 
  6. ^ Laurel Brake; Marysa Demoor (2009). "F.M. Evans". Dictionary of Nineteenth-century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland. Academia Press. ISBN 978-90-382-1340-8. 
  7. ^ Frederic Boase (1908). Modern English Biography. Netherton and Worth. 

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