Bradford, William ( Philadelphia, New York, PA, NY)
Printer and bookbinder
At the sign of the Bible
New York 2.
1.(1690) William Bradford was customer of America's first paper mill, owned by one William Rittenhouse and located on the Monoshone Creek in Germantown PA. The Mill was established in 1690 and was destroyed by a spring Flood. Bradford would make arrangements for the mill to be rebuilt. "Bradford's publication ran afoul of the dominant political part in 1693, and... had to move to New York" A. J. Valente, Rag Paper manufacturer in the United States, 1801-1900
- (1693-1743) Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in
America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.104. From: The Grolier Club, Catalogue of
Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, pg. 98.