A. Moore

Identifiers

Occupations

  • Pamphlet-seller
  • Publisher

Biographical details

A. Moore, near St. Paul's: the bookseller’s name in 18th-century imprints is fictitious, and perhaps the most common name in false imprints during the first half of the century. Many of these contain woodcuts used by the printer Henry Woodfall and printer-bookseller Thomas Read (see Andrew Benjamin Bricker, "Who was 'A. Moore'? The Attribution of Eighteenth-Century Publications with False and Misleading Imprints," PBSA 110:2 (2016): 181–214 ). In their biography of Edmund Curll, Paul Baines and Pat Rogers note many of Curll's publications featuring an A. Moore imprint, discovered through examining bookseller advertisements and works where the imprints changed from Moore to Curll from one edition to another. See Edmund Curll, Bookseller (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).

A Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1726 to 1775, by Henry Plomer et al. (1932)

MOORE (A.), pamphlet-seller and publisher in London: Near St. Paul's, 1722–47. In 1722 Thomas Woolston published a work with the title A Free Gift to the Clergy, which bore this imprint, "London: Printed for the author, given to the clergy gratis and sold by A. Moore, near St. Paul's (Price one shilling)." Reprinted at Philadelphia and sold by S. Keimes, 1724. [Winship.] Mentioned in Wilford's Monthly Catalogue for March 1726. In 1746 an M. Moore published from this address, A new Ballad on Lord D—n—l's altering his Chapel at Gr—e into a Kitchen.