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Charles Whittingham

Whittingham, Charles (hwĭtˈĭnjəm, –ĭng-əm) [key], 1767–1840, English printer. He established a printery in London in 1789, removing to Chiswick and founding the Chiswick Press in 1810. He was assisted in his work by his nephew, also named Charles Whittingham, 1795–1876, who succeeded him. The younger Whittingham revived the use of Caslon's old-style type in 1844. The printery returned to London in 1852. The Chiswick Press printed admirable editions of numerous books for the London publisher William Pickering. Pickering used as his device the anchor and dolphin of Aldus Manutius. William Morris began his active association with printing by commissioning the Chiswick Press to print The Roots of the Mountains in 1889.

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