David John Chambers

David John Chambers (born 1930) is an English bibliographer, printing historian, printer and book-collector. Throughout a career in insurance, latterly as a non-marine underwriter for AS Harrison Syndicate 56 at Lloyd's of London, and more recently in retirement, Chambers has studied books and ephemera relating to printing, typography, book-illustration, private presses, the book-arts, English art and literature, and has published books and articles on a wide range of related subjects. Since 1979 he has edited, or co-edited, ''The Private Library'', the quarterly journal of the Private Libraries Association, a bibliophile society of which he has been Chairman since the 1970s, and a Council member from the late 1950s.

Chambers has also compiled volumes of the Association's annual bibliography of ''Private press books'', and has designed some of the publications of the Private Libraries Association and of the Bibliographical Society of London. His major work of recent years is a history and bibliography of British private presses before Kelmscott, being chiefly the privately run and amateur printing offices of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This work is currently in progress.

As a printer, Chambers has operated the Cuckoo Hill Press since the late 1950s, having made his first press himself. He printed a number of significant illustrated books in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, but since that period has mostly confined his printing to ephemera and Christmas greetings. He has collected printing equipment and archives since the 1950s, with a special interest in wood-engraved blocks. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Chambers, David, Chambers, David
Published 1971
...Chambers, David (David Sanderson). Patrons and artists in the Italian Renaissance....
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by Chambers, David
Published 1997
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by Chambers, David.
Published 1980
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by Chambers, David
Published 1970
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by Chambers, David
Published 1998
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by Chambers, David
Published 1997
...Chambers, David (David Sanderson) Clean hands and rough justice....
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by Chambers, David
Published 1970
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by Chambers, David
Published 1985
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by Chambers, David
Published 2006
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (GSUdb)477298)
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by Chambers, David
Published 1994
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by Chambers, David
Published 2006
...Chambers, David (David Sanderson). Popes, cardinals and war....
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by Chambers, David Wade
Published 1984
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (IITdb)120586)
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by Chambers, David, 1930-
Published 1991
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (NBYdb)96405)
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by Chambers, David L.
Published 1991
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DPUdb)290168, (NIUdb)908286)
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by Chambers, David Ian.
Published 1980
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (NIUdb)282170)
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