|As a bookseller, Constable fostered a successful business. His customers were often well-known book collectors, including Sir Walter Scott. As a publisher, Constable was a smart businessman. He took in Walter Scott, one of the most read writers of his day, as a sort of house author by buying the copyrights to his writings. He published and republished Scott's works in various formats tailored to sell well in certain places|
|Pages 805, 820, 924: Timperley, C.H. Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. |
Online: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/6101
|Occupations: bookseller, publisher|
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