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G. Bell and Sons

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of York House, 6, Portugal Street, London


Established in 1838 by George Bell. Joined by Frederick R. Daldy (Bell & Daldy till 1873). Subsequent partners, George Bell, Edward Bell, Ernest Bell.

Incorporated as a Limited Company 1910.

1914 Directors: Edward Bell, M.A., F. S. A., Ernest Bell, M. A . Premises: Originally in Bouverie Street; afterwards at 186, Fleet Street. Bell & Daldy purchased Bohn's Libraries in 1864 and took the premises of Henry G. Bohn, 4, 5, and 6, York Street, Covent Garden. George Bell & Sons moved into York House, specially built, in 1904. Stall: Fifty-two. Specialities: Educational Works, chiefly Classical and Mathematical. Books on Art, General Literature, including Bohn's Libraries and the York Library. Colonial Library for India and the Colonies only.

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