Parks, William (Annapolis, MD)
Printer and bookbinder
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.
Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in
America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.116.
(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.
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