The Life of Thomas Gent

Printer, of York. 1693-1778

Welcome

Introduction

Preface

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Notes

Text-only version

Portraits

 

Welcome to this Web site. It includes the text of the 1832 edition of Thomas Gent's autobiography.

The site now includes the complete, unexpurgated text of the original manuscript, available for the very first time.

 

Introduction
The reasons for this website, and future plans.

Notes
Notes on the text

Notes on Thomas Gent's ancestry

Thomas Gent's publications

About Frank Gent, creator of this site.

 

Preface
The original preface of 1832 by the Rev. Joseph Hunter.

 

Text-only version (230k)

Full Text of the Original

New 2000! For the first time ever, the complete, unexpurgated version of Thomas Gent's Autobiography

Part One
1710-1715

Part Two
1715-1718

Part Three
1718-1724

Part Four
1724-1744

 

'A Memoir of the York Press' by Robert Davies, 1868. A full account of Gent's ;ife and work, and a detailed bibliography of his entire known output.

  Portraits of Thomas Gent

In his printshop at Coffee Yard, York; a woodcut colophon.

In his study; rare frontispiece in my copy of Thomas Gent's 'History of Hull'.

Mezzotint by Valentine Green, from the oil portrait by Nathaniel Drake, published 21st July, 1771.

Engraving of Thomas Gent by P. Rothwell, published 1812 by William Richardson.

Mezzotint by Augustus Fox, 1832; frontispiece to the Autobiography.

There is also a recently discovered miniature of Thomas Gent in America.

 

Updated 31st August, 2000

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