Parks, William (Annapolis, MD)

William Parks*

Printer and bookbinder

Annapolis

Maryland (1726)  2.

Virginia ( 1742) 1.

Died 1750  an buried in England 2.

*"The first successful printer in Virginia, Parks had been public printer to the colony of Maryland before he moved to Williamsburg in 1730. "  Would die in 1750.  The Bookbinder in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg, pub. by Colonial Williamsburg, 1978, pg.13.

  1. Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in
    America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.116.

  2. (1729) one "Who binds old Books very well , and cheap" Maryland Gazette,
    July 15, 1729, Quoted in: A History of printing in Colonial Maryland,
    1686-1776. pg. 71.

  3. Williamsburg, Virginia.  Arrived in Annapolis in 1726, later Williamsburg
    and Richmond. Details of his work and several photographs of bindings can be
    found' in "Bookbinding in Colonial Virginia", Samford and Hemphill

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