Joshua Kirton

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Joshua Kirton was an English bookseller and publisher, responsible (sometimes with Thomas Warren) for the dissemination of a number of important works in the seventeenth century, including Francis Godwin's The Man in the Moone.[1] His London business in Paul's Churchyard[2] was destroyed in the 1666 Great Fire of London.[3]

Kirton's notable clients included Samuel Pepys.[3]


  1. ^ Lawton, H. W. (1931), "Bishop Godwin's Man in the Moone", The Review of English Studies, 7 (25): 23–55, doi:10.1093/res/os-vii.25.23, JSTOR 508383 
  2. ^ Pepys, Samuel (2001). The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol. 10: Companion. U of California P. pp. 35–36. ISBN 9780520227156. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Julian (2002). "The Latin Trade". In John Barnard. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain:. D.F. McKenzie. Cambridge UP. pp. 141–88. ISBN 9780521661829. Retrieved 13 September 2012.