Thomas Egerton (publisher)

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Thomas Egerton was a bookseller and publisher in Whitehall, London c. 1750–1830.[1] With his brother and business partner John Egerton he took over the enterprise established by John Millan.[2] For some years Egerton's office stood on Charing Cross.[3] Books published included works by Jane Austen.[4]

The brothers were also well-known auctioneers, selling the collections of men such as John Smeaton, Lemuel Dole Nelme, Francis Blackburne, the particularly large library of the actor John Henderson, and "perhaps the largest English eighteenth century collection of coins and medals sold at auction ... that of Thomas Allen Barnard on 20-23 April 1789".[5]

Thomas Egerton died on 26 August 1830, in his 81st year, described as "of Whitehall".[6]

John Egerton married Mary Davis, daughter of bookseller Lockyer John Davis,[7] on 11 October 1783 in Westminster.[8] He died on 17 January 1795.[7]

Works Published by John and Thomas Egerton[edit]


  1. ^ Ian Maxted (2007), "Thomas Egerton", The London Book Trades 1775-1800: a preliminary checklist of members, Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History
  2. ^ John Treadwell Nichols (1812), Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century, London: Printed for the author, by Nichols, Son, and Bentley, OCLC 1138961, OL 7112937M Volume III p 641
  3. ^ Critchett & Woods (1814). Post-Office Annual Directory for 1814 ... Merchants, Traders, &c. of London. London. p105
  4. ^ Jane Austen (1811), Sense and Sensibility, London: Printed for the author by C. Roworth, and published by T. Egerton, OCLC 2731255, OL 24236405M
  5. ^ "The Book Store". Numismatic & Philatelic Mall. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  6. ^ Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 30 August 1830, p. 4
  7. ^ a b Stamford Mercury, 23 January 1795
  8. ^ England Marriages 1538-1973, Findmypast (subscription required)

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