Archibald Constable

Dates: 1774-1827
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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