Newman, Thomas (fl.1578-1593) (DNB00)

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NEWMAN, THOMAS (fl. 1578–1593), stationer, son of John Newman, clothworker, of Newbury, Berkshire, was apprenticed to Ralph Newbury for eight years from Michaelmas 1578 (Arber, Transcript of the Registers, ii. 87). He was made free of the Stationers' Company 25 Aug. 1586 (ib. ii. 698), and began business the following year. He published with Thomas Gubbin; the first entry to him was on 18 Sept. 1587 (ib. p. 475). In 1591 he brought out two impressions of the first edition of Sir P. Sidney's ‘Astrophel and Stella.’ The first and very faulty issue supplied an introductory epistle by Thomas Nash [q. v.] Samuel Daniel complained that Newman had improperly included twenty-eight poems of his in the volume (Collier, Bibliogr. Account, 1865, i. 34–7). Newman's name is only to be found on about a dozen books. The last entry in the ‘Registers’ to him was on 30 June 1593 (Arber, Transcript, ii. 633).

[Ames's Typogr. Antiq. (Herbert), iii. 1355–1356; Cat. of Books in the Brit. Mus. printed to 1640, 1884, 3 vols.]

H. R. T.