Gaine, Hugh (New York, NY)

Hugh Gaine

Printer, Bookseller (Bookbinder 1),

New York, 2. (cir. 1750)

  1. (1775) The Grolier Club has an original bill sent Gaine by Valentine Nutter, bookbinder, for the binding of twelve sets of letters of the Earl of Chesterfield. This suggests that Gaine may not have been a bookbinder. There are several references to problems with binders problems and with supplies for binders. Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, The Grolier Club,
  2. Baring additional evidence Gaine is unlikely to have been a bookbinder.

  3. (1752-1800) Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, The Grolier Club,
    1907, binding No. 12 and pg. 99.

  4. Bookstore and Printing Office in Hanover Square, 1786.  Paul Leicester
    Ford, The New England Primer, a History, 1897,  pg. 319.
    (1786) bookseller, 36 Hanover sq. . Franks New York City directory, pr/ 30.

4.(1786) Bookseller & Co. 36 Hanover Sq.   H. J. Sachs & Co 1905 Facsimile
of 1786 New York Directory pg. 55. John R. Gaine is a bookseller at 44 Hanover
sq.. In the 1789 directory the listing is simply Hanover sq.
(1789) Bookseller and printer Hanover sq. New York city Directory
(1791) Bookseller and printer 25, Hanover sq. New York city Directory
5.(1793) At the sign of the Bible in Hanover Square.  William Loring Andrews,
Early American Bookbinding and Kindred Subjects.pg 164. The article suggests
that Gaine was a Loyalist during the Revolution.

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