Andrus, Silas (Hartford, CT)

Silas Andrus

Bookbinder

Shop, Trumble 21,

House 22 .

Geer's Hartford Connecticut 1828 Business Directory, pg.15.

Silas Andrus began as a bookbinder and bookseller about 1815, and started
publishing for himself about 1820, pirating some uncopyrighted works and
issuing several editions of the Bible. He continued in various partnerships
until 1839, when he went bankrupt. He was still publishing in 1855 as Silias
Andrus & Son. Tebbel, A History of Book Publishing in the United States,
vol.1. Pg. 239.

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