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Gammon, Richard (fl. 1662-70) Print publisher.

Garrett, John (1673 active-1718/20 died) One of the leading map and print sellers of the last quarter of the 17th century, who was connected to most of the major figures in the trade. He was a member of the Merchant Taylors' Company. He is first recorded in the will that Thomas Jenner drawn up in 1666 in which Garrett and his wife were bequeathed 20s. 'desiring his care and assistance for the care and benefit of my wife'. It is not however clear what his origins were. Tyacke (pp. 114-16) lists various possible options. The most likely is that he was a son of another John Garrett who was freed in July 1646 in the Merchant Taylor's Company; the publisher Robert Greene was apprenticed to him in 1652, and the link endured to Greene's death in 1688 when the younger Garrett helped make an inventory of his property. The elder Garrett may have been the son of William Garrett who was the trusted right-hand man of the printer John Bill, and is very warmly characterised in Bill's will in 1630. In 1674 Garrett and John Overton made an inventory of the stock of Thomas Jenner. Garrett subsequently bought Jenner's business, and continued his shop at the same address 'at the foot of the stairs' or 'as you go up the stairs of the Royal Exchange in Cornhill'. Garrett remained closely linked to Overton, and in 1677 Garrett's younger sister Sara married Overton as his second wife. She was then described as about 28 years old. Vertue (II 58) records that 'Old Mr Overton and old Mr Garrett printsellers went to France in K.Charles the 2d time & then got acquainted with Mason [Masson] the famousest burinator then or now living' who told them that his standard charge was one crown per hour's work. Proof of such journeys is found in passports for travel given to him in 1683 and 1691 (CSP Dom. 1683-4, p.191 and 1690-1, pp.463 and 474). An impression of an etching in the British Museum is inscribed in pen by the 8th Earl of Pembroke 'This print was etch'd by the Dauphin, and given to Mr Garrett by Silvester [Israel Silvestre], who was his master, and eye-witness of his performance' (1917-7-14-20). Garrett's excellent connections included the Humble family. William Garrett took over from William Humble all his copyrights in Speed's maps, entering them in the Stationers' register on 24 March 1659. And it was John Garrett who with one Edward Turner was made trustee of a large part of his state on behalf of his children. The first advertisement of his publications is in the Term catalogue for May 1676 (for 48 emblems designed by Callot), and advertisements are found frequently thereafter. They often record lost prints: thus in November 1692 Garrett advertised a two-foot long print of the ship, the Royal Prince, as well as a book of six large landscapes 'fitting for sashes for windows'. One characteristic of the lettering on Garrett's plates is some remark that he coloured his prints, and this advertisement shows that the ship could be had pasted on paper and coloured at 2/6d whereas a plain impression cost 1s. Two catalogues of Garrett's publications are known in the c.1680 and 1718 editions of Albert Durer Revised. That of c.1680 lists 22 items: fourteen are maps, four are religious/allegorical prints, one is a portrait of Charles II, two are writing books, and one is an emblem book. He seems to have concentrated on engravings, and had little to do with mezzotints. His activity as an importer is shown by a notice on his restrike of 'A thankful remembrance' (Griffiths no. 97) which offers 'choice of all sorts of large and small maps, drawing books, coppy books, and pictures for gentlewomen's works; & also very good originals of French and Dutch prints'. His last known advertisement is in the Daily Courant of 8 October 1718. His business was taken over before August 1720 by Thomas Glass, who stayed at the same address in the Royal Exchange (Daily Post 4 August 1720). Glass's one-page catalogue attached to the 1731 edition of Albert Durer Revived includes the items from Garrett's earlier catalogues.

Giffart, Pierre (c.1631/8-1723) Engraver and publisher. Academician in 1714. Married Anne Thomassin, sister of engraver Simon Thomassin. Father of Pierre François Giffart.

Gilbye, Nathaniel (active 1643) Bookseller in London.

Glass, Thomas (fl. 1720-30) Publisher with Henry Overton I of Overton's Prospects (c.1720-30), a series of London views. See Adams, London Illustrated, 1604-1851 (London, 1983), cat. no. 26.

Godet, Gyles (c.1520-68) Publisher of woodcuts. Assumed to have trained in rue Montorgeuil, Paris; settled in London about 1547. Letters of denization, 1551. Brother of Stationers' Company, 1555. Prints in Stationers' Register, 1562-8. Last recorded 1568. Three woodcuts identified as his publications in P&D: an equestrian portrait of Henry VIII (O'Donoghue 42), 'A good Hows-holder', E.6-38, and an anatomical print, 1860-4-14-264. See Tessa Watt, Cheap Print and Popular Piety 1550-1640 (Cambridge 1991), pp. 181-93. See also ODNB.

Gole, Jacob (c.1660-1724) Dutch. Mezzotinter and engraver. Born in France, son of the French cabinet-maker Pierre Gole, emigrated as a Huguenot to Holland c.1684. Linked with Cornelis Dusart. Published prints by Dirk Maas.

Goulding, Abraham (fl. 1681) Apparently a print publisher in the City of London.

Graves (active 1716) Print publisher.

Greene, Robert (17th cent.) Publisher.

Gribelin, Simon (1661-1733) See Directory of printmakers.

Griffin, P (active 1747) Print publisher.

Groensvelt, Jan (c.1660-1728) Dutch. Etcher, mainly active in The Hague. Published some of his own prints.

Groom, George (active 1685) Publisher of popular prints, active in London.

Gunst, Pieter Stevens van (1659-1724) Dutch. Reproductive engraver in manner of Houbraken, worked in Amsterdam. Prolific output for publishers, especially of portrait prints and book illustrations. He was linked with Britain in 1713-15 when he engraved a set of ten plates after whole-lengths by van Dyck from the Wharton collection (before they went to Houghton and thence to the Hermitage). These were proposed to subscribers by a syndicate of dealers, Cock, Comyns and McSwiny, who employed Houbraken to come from Holland in 1713 to make the drawings and van Gunst to engrave them in Amsterdam (Walpole III 971, and Vertue III 82). The set of ten was advertised in the London Gazette on 13 December 1715.