Jacob Tonson, sometimes referred to as Jacob Tonson the elder (1655/6–1736) was an 18th-century English bookseller and publisher. Tonson published editions of John Dryden and John Milton, and is best known for having obtained a copyright on the plays of William Shakespeare by buying up the rights of the heirs of the publisher of the Fourth Folio after the Statute of Anne went into effect. He was also the founder of the famous Kit-Cat Club.

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  • Jacob Tonson, sometimes referred to as Jacob Tonson the elder (1655/6–1736) was an 18th-century English bookseller and publisher. Tonson published editions of John Dryden and John Milton, and is best known for having obtained a copyright on the plays of William Shakespeare by buying up the rights of the heirs of the publisher of the Fourth Folio after the Statute of Anne went into effect. He was also the founder of the famous Kit-Cat Club. His nephew, Jacob Tonson the younger (1682–1735) was his business partner. The business was continued by the younger Tonson's son Jacob Tonson (1714–1767).
  • Jacob Tonson (1655/6 – 1736), quelquefois appelé Jacob Tonson the elder, était un libraire et un éditeur anglais du XVIII siècle. Il est surtout connu pour avoir détenu les droits d'auteur sur les pièces de théâtre de William Shakespeare en achetant les droits des héritiers de l'éditeur du Fourth Folio après que le Statut d'Anne (Statute of Anne) prit effet. Tonson a publié des ouvrages de John Dryden et John Milton. Il a aussi fondé le Kit-Cat Club, un club littéraire et politique. Son neveu, Jacob Tonson the younger (1682 – 1735), était son partenaire d'affaires. L'entreprise familiale fut par la suite continuée par le plus jeune fils de Tonson, Jacob Tonson (1714 – 1767).
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  • Jacob Tonson, sometimes referred to as Jacob Tonson the elder (1655/6–1736) was an 18th-century English bookseller and publisher. Tonson published editions of John Dryden and John Milton, and is best known for having obtained a copyright on the plays of William Shakespeare by buying up the rights of the heirs of the publisher of the Fourth Folio after the Statute of Anne went into effect. He was also the founder of the famous Kit-Cat Club.
  • Jacob Tonson (1655/6 – 1736), quelquefois appelé Jacob Tonson the elder, était un libraire et un éditeur anglais du XVIII siècle. Il est surtout connu pour avoir détenu les droits d'auteur sur les pièces de théâtre de William Shakespeare en achetant les droits des héritiers de l'éditeur du Fourth Folio après que le Statut d'Anne (Statute of Anne) prit effet. Tonson a publié des ouvrages de John Dryden et John Milton. Il a aussi fondé le Kit-Cat Club, un club littéraire et politique.
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