Benjamin Motte d.1710

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Benjamin MOTTE d.1710

Biographical Note

Son of a glover in St Albans; the family were evidently of French descent. Apprenticed to the London printer Eleanor Cotes 1668, freed 1675; he went on to establish a successful printing business based in Aldersgate, London, printing under his own name from 1687, and gaining a reputation as a trustworthy printer of learned works, who knew Latin. After his death, the business was continued by his widow Anne (d.1737) and son Benjamin (1693-1738).


Motte's library was auctioned in London, 14.5.1711, as part of a joint sale with the books of Robert Ferguson.

Characteristic Markings

None of Motte's books have been identified.