Knight, Charles

   Publisher and writer, b. at Windsor, where his f.. was a bookseller. After serving his apprenticeship with him he went to London, and in 1823 started business as a publisher, and co-operated effectively with Brougham and others in connection with The Society for Diffusing Useful Knowledge. He was publisher for the Society, and issued The Penny Magazine, Penny Cyclopædia, Pictorial History of England, etc. He ed. with success The Pictorial Shakespeare, and was the author of a vol. of essays, Once upon a Time, an autobiography, Passages from a Working Life (1863), a History of the Thirty Years' Peace, which was completed by Miss Harriet Martineau, and various other works.

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  • Knight, Charles — (1743 1826) (England)    Draughtsman and engraver. Best known for book engravings, including some erotic/galante works, often after other artists.    Source: DoA vol. 18: p. 149; ThB XX 1927: p. 588 …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

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  • Charles Landon Knight — (18 June 1867 26 September 1933) was an American lawyer and newspaper publisher who represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives from 1921 1923. His sons built his newspaper business into what would become Knight Ridder.… …   Wikipedia

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