*Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.103. *** The Grolier Club Catalogue (see below) states that a T. Anderton, bookbinder, "Probably moved to Philadelphia before 1768 ibid. pg 120. and given that the History of American Manufacturers, ( vol I. 1868. pg. 193.) states that John came from England and set up business in New York as a binder, letter-case and pocket-book maker it seems likely that T. Anderton of New York is also John Anderton of Philadelphia. 1. (1764) "Lately arrived from England..Book-Binder, Letter Case, and Pocket book Maker; Makes and sells wholesale and retail, all sorts of lettercases, desk cases, traveling cases and traveling boxes either with or without shaving equipages; Ladies traveling writing desks, fishing cases, solo cases. The said T. Anderton, performs book-binding in its full perfection, in all sorts of plain and rich bindings; marbles and gilds the edge of books, gilds and letters libraries, or parcels of books, and rules paper or bill books, day books, journals and ledgers &c. ( as exact to any pattern) but with greater ellegancy that if taken from copper plate, and binds in parchment or vellum either with or without Russian bands.... The New York Mercury, September 24, 1764. 2. (Bookbinder, leather dresser, morocco, marble paper maker, gilder. Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, vol. 24, no. 2. 1998. Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts reference number: 71004 3." Lately arrived from England " the New York Mercury December 24 1764. also in Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings Executed in America prior to 1850. pg.119 4. Probably moved to Philadelphia before 1768 ibid. pg 120. 5. ** Bishop notes that a John Anderton, Bookbinder Phil. came to Phil. from New York and that he had made pocketbooks etc, there. J. Leander Bishop History of American Manufacturers, vol I. 1868. pg. 193 6. (1768) "at the London Bookstore in Second-Street Philadelphia. Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in America" Lehmann-Haupt ed.
T.Anderton* (John Anderton ?)**
Bookbinder, Paper Ruler, Letter-case, and Pocket-book maker.(leather dresser, morocco, marble paper maker, gilder)