Bradbury and Evans (est.1830) was an English printing and publishing business founded by William Bradbury (1799-1869) and Frederick Mullett Evans (1804-1870) in London. For the first ten years they were printers, then added publishing in 1841 after they purchased Punch magazine. As printers they did work for Joseph Paxton, Edward Moxon and Chapman and Hall (publishers of Charles Dickens). Dickens left Chapman and Hall in 1844 and Bradbury and Evans became his new publisher. Bradbury and Evans published William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair in 1847 (as a serial), as well as most of his longer fiction. The firm operated from offices at no.11 Bouverie Street, no.85 Fleet Street, and no.4-14 Lombard Street, London (now Lombard Lane). 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 (formerly Household Words). Among the artists who contributed illustrations to the firm's publications: John Leech 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.
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