Richard Goulden, A Biographical Dictionary of those engaged in the Book Trade in Kent, 1750–1900, Croydon, 2014, 2 vols, 673 pp.

This dictionary covers each person’s career and significant incidents in his or her life in Kent, be he or she a bookseller, stationer, printer, compositor, bookbinder, shop assistant, apprentice, music seller, ballad seller, circulating library proprietor, newspaper reporter, newspaper editor or proprietor.  If known, births, marriages and deaths are included.  For each factual statement, a reference is given where possible.

The Bibliographical Society is pleased to be able to provide a searchable online PDF version of this book together with a file of additions and corrections.

Download using the following links:

  • The Book Trade in Kent, 1750–1900 (2014)
    Copies of the printed volumes are available for sale from 156 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 7LA: enquiries to
  • Additions and Corrections (October 2020)
    Further additions and corrections are welcomed: please contact Richard Goulden either at or write to him at 156 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 7LA.