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H, W (active 1689) Publisher.

Hancock, John (fl. 1646-81) Active in London.

Harrison, Stephen (fl. c.1603) Architect; designed the seven 'Arches of Triumph' for James I's procession in 1604. Bibliography: ODNB.

Hartgers, Joost (fl. 1650) Dutch. Map publisher. Active in Amsterdam. Published a print of Charles I by Salomon Savery (Hollstein 118) after Hollar (Pennington 1432), included in a pamphlet on the English Civil War and the execution of Charles I.

Hendricx, Gillis (1640-77) Flemish. Major print publisher in Antwerp, publishing after Rubens, van Dyck and others. Acquired Martin van den Enden's plates.

Herbert, William (1718-95) Printseller and publisher, also a book collector and trader.

Heyden, Jakob von der (1573-1645) German. Draughtsman, engraver and publisher. Emigré from Netherlands, worked Strasbourg; returned to Brussels in 1635. Published some early prints by Hollar.

Hills, Henry (active 1653) Published a work by Henry Stubbe in collaboration with John Starkey in 1653.

Hills, John (late 17th cent.) Stationer.

Hinde, John (fl. 1635-44) Printseller, not bookseller. Closely linked with Thomas Hinde. Both used the same address at the Black Bull in Cornhill near the Royal Exchange. The relationship between the two men is unknown, but in view of the closeness in dates they are more likely to have been brothers than father and son. John acquired a large number of Compton Holland's plates, which later passed to Stent. The first secure date for his activity is 1635, when he published a set of the four ages of man (Globe no. 478). His address is later found on a portrait by Glover of William Russell as 5th Earl of Bedford, a title he only received in 1641 (Hind III 227.5). The latest date is on Hollar's view of Arundel Castle of 1644 (Pennington 955). John issued a significant number of portraits, mostly anonymous (e.g. Hind III 205.9 and 347.30). Many of his plates passed to Stent (for a list see Globe p. 214), but some went to Walton (e.g. Hollar, P.955).

Hinde, Thomas (fl. 1637-53) Printseller, closely linked with John Hinde. Thomas is first recorded publishing an engraved broadsheet The order of the Universe in 1637 (STC 6798.5); a broadsheet satire came out in 1652 (Dr Dorislaw's Ghost, BMC 837, jointly with N. Brooke). In c.1643 he purchased all or a large number of Robert Peake's plates after Peake sold up when enlisting in the Royalist army; from him he acquired plates by Faithorne and Pierce (the set of frieze designs of 1640, Globe no. 556). Thomas later purchased and reprinted most of the plates of Thomas Rowlett, which he must have acquired in 1649 or shortly thereafter (for a list see Globe p. 215). He reworked Hollar's 1639 portrait of Arundel (P.1352) as Fairfax. In the early 1650s he published an important engraving by Lombart after Walker's standing Cromwell (Griffiths no.116) which the engraver had dedicated to Parliament. Most or all of Thomas's plates passed to Stent at an unknown date. A few are in Stent's 1654 catalogue; many more appear in his 1662 advertisement.

Hindmarsh, Joseph (fl. 1681-95) Publisher. Recorded between 1681 and 1695 as publisher of a number of books and pamphlets; in 1681 and 1682, his address is given as ‘at the Black Bull in Cornhill’, from 1685 onwards as ‘the Golden Ball, over against the Royal Exchange, London’. Christopher Hindmarsh was trading from this address in 1685, and H. Hindmarsh from ‘against the Exchange in Cornhill’ in 1699.

Hoeye, Rombout van den (c.1622-71) Dutch. Publisher, engraver and etcher in Amsterdam; son of François.

Hogenberg, Abraham (fl.1590-1653?) German. Engraver and publisher. Son of Franz. Worked Cologne. Published some early prints by Hollar.

Holland, Compton (fl.1616-d.1621) The most important London print publisher of his day after Sudbury & Humble; he issued a remarkable number of plates in a short period of time. His address was at the Sign of the Globe in Cornhill over against the Exchange. His will (PRO Prob 11/139) shows that he was the son of the translator Philemon Holland, and brother to Henry Holland who entered several of his plates in the registers of the Stationers' Company on his behalf. He first appears in 1616 when he published the engravings of Simon de Passe, the son of Crispin de Passe, who had newly arrived in London. This suggests that Holland may have been responsible for bringing him to England, and the link would have been through Henry Holland who seems to have taken over the position of Crispin de Passe's London distributor after the death of Woutneel (see Griffiths, pp. 18, 56). Simon, however, soon transferred to the rival firm of Sudbury & Humble, and Compton henceforth had to employ lesser talents such as Francis Delaram. In 1618 Compton published the Basiliologia in association with Henry Holland, but had (apparently) no involvement with the Heroologia in 1620 (see Giffiths nos. 9 and 10). Besides numerous portraits Compton published topical prints (e.g. ‘A true report and exact description of a mighty monster or whale cast upon ... Harwich in Essex’, in 1617, STC 20892) and salacious anti-Catholic propaganda (a photocopy of a plate with a monk whipping women is in the BM). The latest date of any print carrying his name is 1620 (for two dated 1620, see Hind III 9.5, and 20.34). But a number of prints are known from the three following years, 1621-3, that give his address (though not his name) at the Globe over against the Exchange: see for example the Nine Worthies by Robert Vaughan of 1622 (Hind III 89.114), the Marquis of Hamilton by Droeshout (Hind II 353.8) of 1623, and the undated set of months also by Vaughan. The explanation is given by his will which was written in June 1621 when he was already very ill; he died the following January. He left his estate to his widow Hester, and it was probably she who was continuing the business. Many of Compton's plates subsequently passed to John Hinde, and from him to Thomas Hinde and thence to Stent. Other plates went to Roger Daniell (e.g. Hind II 378.37). In 1628 William Webb was publishing at the Globe in Cornhill right against Birchin Lane end, and he may have taken over Holland's shop and business.

Holland, Henry (1583-1650 after) Author and publisher; son of Philemon Holland, commonly called the 'translator general of his age', who translated Speed's Theatrum Imperii Magnae Britanniae into Latin; it must have been he who taught Henry the Latin that he used when he wrote the text for the Heroologia; the writer Abraham Holland was his brother, as was the print publisher Compton; Henry was apprenticed to the printer John Norton for ten years in 1599, and was made free of the Stationers' Company in December 1608 (see Dict.1 and DNB); the first book he published was in 1609; only one (in 1612) has been found with his address in Ivy Lane at the Holly Bush; the rest were either sold by or issued jointly with others and carry their addresses (see STC); he carried on his book publishing business until 1636 (the last entry in STC is in 1636), but in that year transferred his yeoman's interest in the stock of the Stationers Company to the bookseller Daniel Pakeman; he continued writing until the end of his life; the last record is in 1650 (STC). Henry's activity as a printseller is inseparately bound up with that of Compton Holland, for whom he entered many titles in the Stationers' Register. The title-page of the Basiliologia in 1618 states that it was printed for Henry and sold by Compton. Only one portrait has been noted which carries both their names as publisher (James Montagu, Bishop of Winchester, Hind II 262.39). After Compton's death, Henry published a few portrait prints under his own name, but with no address. One (by Elstrack of Tobias Matthew, Hind II 184.44), dated 1624, has Henry Holland's 'excudit' coupled with George Humble's address. None of the prints he published seems to be later than the mid-1620s. His last days were spent in poverty, and on 26 June 1647 he issued a broadsheet appealing for charitable aid. According to this, he had been 'a zealous hater and abhorrer of all superstition and Popery and prelaticall innovations in church government' and on this account had been imprisoned by Laud and the Star Chamber; in 1643 he had served in the Parliamentary army, but was now much decayed in body and bankrupt through lawsuits (BL 669 f.11(34)). In 1644 he and Mr Jenner (presumably the print publisher) were given a warrant of £600 'to buy clothes for maimed soldiers' (CSP Dom. 1644, p.147).

Hollander, Gaspar de (fl. 1650-60) Flemish. Print publisher, traveller and dealer in Antwerp.

Hondius, Hendrik (1573-1650) Dutch. Engraver and publisher in The Hague; he established his own business in 1597 and trying to find the most beneficial location for his business he moved to the port city of Amsterdam around 1603, and then to Leiden in 1604; in his last phase of his career, from around 1640 to his death in 1650, Hondius once again took a more active role in the publishing business.

Hooghe, Romeyn de (1645-1708) Dutch. Painter, sculptor, medal maker, goldsmith, etcher, and publisher. Born in Amsterdam, 1668 in Paris, from 1687 in Haarlem. Opened drawing school in 1688. Propagandist for William of Orange.

Hoole, J (fl. 1720s) Business partner of Henry Overton in the mid 1720s.

How, John (active 1683) Publisher.

Hulton, Robert (active 1704) Publisher.

Humble, George (fl. 1603-32) Print publisher in London. Sudbury worked with Humble c.1603-18. From c.1618 to 1632 Humble was working alone.

Huybrechts, Peeter (1614-60) Flemish. Minor Antwerp engraver.