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Alexander Donaldson

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Who is Alexander Donaldson?

Alexander Donaldson was a Scottish bookseller, publisher, and printer. Donaldson was the founding publisher of the weekly newspaper, the Edinburgh Advertiser. He was also known for selling cheap copies of books after their copyright had expired in disregard to London booksellers' opinions on literary property.

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Google previewThe Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773 (1996)

by Allen Reddick

Alexander Donaldson of Edinburgh had challenged the London bookseller Thomas Becket's (and Becket's fourteen partners') right to restrain him from printing and selling edit1ons of Thomson's Seasons, the copyright of which they had ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Surnames (1991)

by Percy Hide Reaney, Richard Middlewood Wilson

In 1473 the son of Thomas Souter was named David Thomson and in 1481 Alexander Donaldson was the son of Donald Symonson. The frequent patronymics were not permanent. They changed with each succeeding generation and in the ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature (2006)

by David Scott Kastan

decided another dispute over The Seasons, this time between a group of stationers who had bought the property from Millar and the Scottish bookseller Alexander Donaldson. Donaldson specialized in cheap reprints of works ...

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