Phillips, John (Boston, MA)
Bookseller and bookbinder
Massachusetts ( 1725-1763) 1.
1. Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in
America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.102. from:The Grolier Club, Catalogue of
Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, pg. 93.
2. 'John Phillips was born in Salem Mass. June 22,1701, the son of Samuel and
Sarah Phillips.He apprenticed to Col. Henchman as a Stationer and Bookseller
and married, in 1723, to Mary, the eldest daughter of Nicholas Buttolph
(1694) a Bookbinder and Bookseller.' His grandson would become the first
mayor of Boston. History of the Military Company of Massachusetts,Oliver Ayer
Roberts pg. 421.