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Samuel Bagster the Elder (1772-1851), Publisher

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Bagster began his bookselling and publishing business on the Strand in London when he was twenty-two. He specialised in producing polyglot bibles, which interested Linnell who learned Hebrew and Greek in order to read original biblical texts.

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Samuel Bagster the Elder

by John Linnell
pencil and white chalk, circa 1852
NPG 1816