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date: 28 May 2022

chapman 

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

An itinerant pedlar of small general wares. The chapman’s importance to the book trade is that he supplied printed items to an unsophisticated public who would rarely, if ever, visit a bookseller’s shop. When not trading at fairs, he carried a selection of his stock from door to door. This might include ... ...

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