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Danckerts, Dancker (1634-66) Dutch. Engraver and reproductive print publisher. Worked in Amsterdam between 1659 and 1664. Son of Cornelis I. Published prints by Reinier Zeeman.

Danckerts, Justus (1635-1701) Dutch. Engraver and dealer, father of Theodor and Cornelis II; active in Amsterdam 1662-1694, in 1684 was working with his sons.

Daniell, Roger (c.1593-1667) Publisher. A document of 1635 in which he is stated to be about 42 establishes his birth in about 1593. Daniell is first recorded in 1620 when he published a writing book; in 1621 he produced an anonymous portrait of James I (O'D 70). In 1622 followed The Military art of Trayning, being copied from de Gheyn (STC 794), and in 1623 Gerrit Mountain's copy of Simon de Passe's Maria of Austria (Hind II 309.2). His address was at the Angel in Lombard Street; on occasion it is given as in Pope's Head Alley, but this is probably the same place (so STC p.232). All his print publications belong to the 1620s (for a list of some see Globe p.213, to which can be added the skeleton by the unknown Thomas Fullwood, Hind III p.194). In 1623 he issued a portrait of Maria of Austria by Gerrit Mountain (Hind II 309.2) and an anonymous portrait of Urban VIII (recorded by Granger). Another early portrait must be that of the Marquess of Hamilton by R.Vaughan (Hind III 55.25). He published in 1625 the series of Animalium, STC 653; and at some unknown date a set of the twelve months and the twelve sibyls, Sybarillum Icones (Griffiths p. 312). All three were re-issued by Thomas Johnson in 1630, and this marks the end of Daniell's activity as a print publisher. By 1632 the sign of the Angel in Pope's Head Alley was being used by the bookseller Nicholas Alsop (STC). The reason for Daniell's abandoning printselling was that he had taken up printing. In 1628 he was agent in London for the sale of books printed in Cambridge; from 1630 he was in Cambridge acting as printer as sub-contractor to Thomas and John Buck, the holders of the position of printer to the University. From 1632 he was formally in partnership with Thomas Buck; Daniell however did all the work, and the books he published (many illustrated) were remarkable achievements. The two men fell out in 1648, and in June 1650 Daniell was dismissed by the University. He then moved back to London, where he re-established his business as printer and bookseller. (For all this, see D.McKitterick, A History of the Cambridge University Press, I (Cambridge, 1992), pp. 169ff, and pp.301-6.) Daniell was Master of the Leathersellers in 1651-2 (Hunting pp. 98, 211). He was prosecuted before the Star Chamber in 1634 by Sir Francis Crane for counterfeiting tokens (CSP Dom. 1633-4, p.451).

Daret, Pierre (c.1604-78) French. Engraver, publisher; many plates after Vouet.

Davis, Richard (1618-1700) Publisher and bookseller.

Davis, Walter (fl. 1676-87) Bookbinder and bookseller who occasionally published prints.

Dawks, Thomas, II (1636-c.1696?) Printer and publisher, son of Thomas Dawks the Elder, related to Ichabod Dawks (who published Dawks News-letter in 1686). Styled himself ‘his Majesties British Printer’ (1679). See Stanley Morrison, Ichabod Dawks and his News-Letter. With an account of the Dawks family of booksellers and stationers 1635-1731 (Cambridge, 1931). See also Plomer.

Day, John (1522-84) Printer.

De Lespine (active 1686) Dutch. Published print by Pieter van den Berge. Received 'Privilegio Ordin. Hollandiæ et West Frisiæ'.

Dicey, Cluer (c.1713-75) Print publisher and part-proprietor of Dr Bateman's Pectoral Drops; also renowned for selling Daffy's Elixir (see S. O'Connell, London 1753, p. 94) for a medicine bottle in the collection of the Museum of London (A 2/3 7197). Son of William Dicey with whom he was working in Northampton by the early 1730s. In 1736, with his father, took over the printing office in Bow Churchyard that had been run by his uncle, John Cluer. In the 1760s published prints under the imprint Dicey & Co. About 1764 entered into a temporary partnership with Richard Marshall and published a joint catalogue. His brother Robert Dicey (1721-57) ran the Northampton side of the family business which was continued by Cluer's son, Thomas Dicey. The family owned the Northampton Mercury until 1885. Bibliography: V.E. Neuberg, ‘The Diceys and the Chapbook Trade’, in The Library, 5th series, 24 (1969), pp. 219-31; V.E. Neuberg, Popular Literature: a history and guide (Harmondsworth, 1977); S. O’Connell, The Popular Print in England (London, 1999) (index).

Dicey, William (fl.1720-56) Print, chapbook and newspaper publisher, and part-proprietor of Dr Bateman's Pectoral Drops. In 1720 moved from London to Northampton where he set up a printing office with Robert Raikes and began publication of the Northampton Mercury. From the 1730s he traded in partnership with his son, Cluer Dicey. In 1736 he acquired the business of his late brother-in-law, John Cluer, at the Maidenhead, Bow Churchyard, London. Bibliography: V.E. Neuberg, ‘The Diceys and the Chapbook Trade’, in The Library, 5th series, 24 (1969), pp. 219-31; V.E. Neuberg, Popular Literature: a history and guide (Harmondsworth, 1977); S. O’Connell, The Popular Print in England (London, 1999) (index).

Dickinson, Bispham (active 1754) Print publisher. His widow, Mary, continued the business after his death.

Donbar, T (active 1681) Only known as the publisher of the memorial mezzotint of Oliver Plunkett, executed in 1681. Presumably worked in Ireland, selling to the Catholic market there.

Drapentier, John (1669-1713) Engraver and publisher, originally in The Hague, to London by 1674.

Dring, (Mrs) (active 1710) Printseller and publisher in London, possibly identical with the widow of Daniel Dring.

Dring, Thomas (fl. 1661-84) Publisher.

Dugdale, William (1605-86) The famous antiquarian.

Dunton, John (1659-1732) Book-seller. Published the Athenian Mercury (1691-1695), which he wrote with the help of his brother-in-law Samuel Wesley, Richard Sault and sometimes others, who together formed the Athenian Society.