Roger Payne

Roger Payne, bookbinder active in London 1770 to ca. 1795. Located near Leicester Square, and later at Duke’s Court, between St. Martin’s Lane and Mews Gate. Adjacent to the bookshop of Thomas Payne (no relation), father and son booksellers, and a focal point of literati activity, frequented by book collectors. Advertised in sale catalogues (White, Payne) as a producer of elegant bindings from at least 1769. The expert consensus is that he was the finest English-born bookbinder of his generation, if not his century. Roger Payne rebound several first folios during his career.

Benj. White 1769 (ESTC T69653)

491, 560, 1547, 1549, 1557, 1659, 4643, 5605

Benj. White 1770a (ESTC T71513)

30, 310, 512, 573, 580, 670, 803, 807, 877, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1609, 1611, 1694, 1704, 1894, 4708

Benj. White 1770b (ESTC T69659)

Benj. White 1776 (ESTC T012719)

3, 166

Thomas Payne 1770 (ESTC T28738)

210, 220, 432, 834, 1334, 1335, 1349, 1391, 1396, 1401, 1552, 1555, 1652, 1856, 2282, 3226, 3952, 4859, 4922, 7361-7365, 7557, 7558, 7559-7562, 7753-7760

Elizabeth Harlow 1789 (ESTC T301085)

625: a First Folio

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