PAWLETT, or PAULETT (ROBERT), bookseller in London; Bible in Chancery Lane near the Inner Temple Gate, 1660-67. Publisher of political pamphlets. [Gray's Index to Hazlitt, p. 585.]
PAWLEY (ROBERT), bookseller in London; In Fleet Street, 1661-5. His name is found on the title-page of a book entitled A Compendious Abridgement of all statutes, 1661. [Ames Collection, 2992.] He was associated with Henry Twyford in publishing an edition of Hugo Grotius' De Rebus Belgicis, rendered into English by T. M., April 21st, 1665. He may have been a descendant of Simon Pawley, the bookseller, of the earlier part of the century.
PAXTON (EDMUND), bookseller in London; Pauls Chain, over against the Castle-tavern. 1655. His name is found in the imprint to England's Complete Law judge, 1655. [E. 860 (3).] An Edward Paxton took up his freedom June 7th, 1630. [Arber, iii. 686.]
PAYBODY, or PAYBODIE (THOMAS), printer (?) & bookseller in London; Queens Head Alley, Paternoster Row, 1642-65. Smyth in his Obituary, p. 69, records, "15th Octr. 1665 Tho. Paybodie a printer buried ex peste." His name is found in the imprint to a pamphlet entitled An Answer … upon some … observations … against his … majesty, 1642, which also has on the title-page a block having the letters T.P. on it, which may have been Thomas Paybody's device. [E. 108 (39).]
PAYNE, or PAINE (THOMAS), printer in London; In Goold-Smiths Alley in Redcross Street [Cripplegate], 1630-50 (?). Took up his freedom March 3rd, 1628. [Arber, iii. 686.] During the Commonwealth he was employed by the Council of State, which on September 19th, 1650, ordered twenty pounds to be given to him "as a gratuity for his sufferings by printing a book for the cause of Parliament, written by Mr. Walker." The Mr. Walker referred to was doubtless Clement Walker, the author of the History of Independency, but it was clearly not that book for which the printer was paid, and no further light can be thrown on the passage. [Domestic State Papers, Interr. 10, pp. 27-30.]
PERRY (HUGH), bookseller in London; Neere Ivy Bridge in the Strand. 1626-45. Took up his freedom December 15th, 1626. [Arber, iii. 686.] His first book entry in the registers of the Company occurs on the 19th