Samuel Leigh (bookseller)

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Samuel Leigh was a bookseller and publisher in 19th century London. His office stood on the Strand. From around 1806 to 1814 he conducted business with James Mathews in the partnership of "Mathews and Leigh."[1][2] He also married Mathews' daughter.[3] Leigh died by his own hand in 1831.

Leigh's travel guides[edit]

In the 1820s–1830s Leigh issued a series of eponymous travel guide books to Europe. He also published travel writing by authors such as Edmund Boyce,[4] Johann Gottfried Ebel, Edward Planta,[5] Heinrich August Ottokar Reichard, Mariano Vasi.[6][7]

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Leigh's travel guides[edit]


  1. ^ "James Mathews", The London book trades 1775–1800: a preliminary checklist of members, Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History, retrieved 28 August 2013 
  2. ^ Edward Planta (1815), "Books Published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand (Late Mathews and Leigh)", New Picture of Paris, London: Samuel Leigh 
  3. ^ "Case of Mrs. Leigh", The Athenaeum, 6 November 1841 
  4. ^ "Edmund Boyce". WorldCat. 
  5. ^ "Edward Planta". WorldCat. 
  6. ^ "Mariano Vasi". WorldCat. 
  7. ^ "Guides for Travellers on the Continent", Leigh's New Pocket Road-Book of England and Wales (7th ed.), London: Leigh and Son, 1839 
  8. ^ "James Mathews Leigh", Art Journal, 1 July 1860 
  9. ^ "Guide Books: Continental Guide Books, Etc.", The Bookseller, London, 3 July 1872 
  10. ^ Herbert George Fordham (1914), Studies in Carto-Bibliography, British and French, Clarendon Press 
  11. ^ "Literary Criticism: Itineraries, Guide and Road Boks", Edinburgh Literary Journal, 5 September 1829 

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