John Murray (1778 – 27 June 1843) was a Scottish publisher and member of the John Murray publishing house. The publishing house was founded by Murray's father, who died when Murray was only fifteen years old. During his youth, a partner, Samuel Highley, ran the business, but in 1803 the partnership was dissolved. Murray soon began to show the courage in literary speculation which earned for him later the name given him by Lord Byron of "the Anak of publishers", a reference to Anak in the Book of Numbers.

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  • John Murray (1778 – 27 June 1843) was a Scottish publisher and member of the John Murray publishing house. The publishing house was founded by Murray's father, who died when Murray was only fifteen years old. During his youth, a partner, Samuel Highley, ran the business, but in 1803 the partnership was dissolved. Murray soon began to show the courage in literary speculation which earned for him later the name given him by Lord Byron of "the Anak of publishers", a reference to Anak in the Book of Numbers. In 1807 Murray took a share with Archibald Constable in publishing Sir Walter Scott's Marmion. In the same year, he became part-owner of the Edinburgh Review, although with the help of George Canning he launched in opposition the Quarterly Review in 1809, with William Gifford as its editor, and Scott, Canning, Robert Southey, John Hookham Frere and John Wilson Croker among its earliest contributors. Murray was closely connected with Constable, but broke the association in 1813 on account of Constable's business methods, which, as he foresaw, led to disaster. In 1811, the first two cantos of Byron's Childe Harold were brought to Murray by R. C. Dallas, to whom Byron had presented them. Murray paid Dallas 500 guineas for the copyright. In 1812, he bought the publishing business of William Miller (1769–1844), and migrated to 50 Albemarle Street. Literary London flocked to his house, and Murray became the centre of the publishing world. It was in his drawing-room that Scott and Byron first met, and here, in 1824, after the death of Lord Byron, that the manuscript of his memoirs, considered by Gifford unfit for publication, was destroyed. A close friendship existed between Byron and his publisher, but for political reasons business relations ceased after the publication of the fifth canto of Don Juan. Murray paid Byron some £20,000 for his various poems. To Thomas Moore he gave nearly £5,000 for writing the life of Byron, and to George Crabbe £3,000 for Tales of the Hall. He is referred to in Susanna Clarke's novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and is played by John Sessions in its television adaptation. (en)
  • Джон Мю́ррей (англ. John Murray; 1778 — 27 июня 1843) — шотландский издатель, представитель известной «династии» издателей Мюрреев. Издательство John Murray publishing house было основано отцом Мюррея, который умер, когда тому было 15 лет. В годы его юности партнёр отца по делу, Сэмюэл Хайли, поддерживал издательство, но в 1803 году прекратил заниматься им. Мюррей вскоре начал заниматься им сам, не брезгуя участием в различных литературных спекуляциях, чем впоследствии заработал себе прозвище, данное ему лордом Байроном, — «Анак среди издателей», что являлось отсылкой к Анаку из «Книги Чисел». В 1806 году Джон Мюррей опубликовал первую версию кулинарной книги A New System of Domestic Cookery, выдержавшей в итоге около ста изданий. В 1807 году Мюррей совместно с Арчибальдом Констеблем издал поэму Вальтера Скотта «Мармион». В том же году он стал совладельцем Edinburgh Review. Мюррей был тесно связан с Констеблем, но разорвал сотрудничество с ним в 1813 году из-за методов ведения дел последнего, которые, как считал Мюррей, приведут к катастрофе. Во второй половине 1810-х годов считался крупнейшим и известнейшим лондонским издателем, сотрудничал с Джорджем Каннингом, издавал произведения многих известных поэтов, в том числе Байрона и Джорджа Крабба. (ru)
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  • John Murray (1778 – 27 June 1843) was a Scottish publisher and member of the John Murray publishing house. The publishing house was founded by Murray's father, who died when Murray was only fifteen years old. During his youth, a partner, Samuel Highley, ran the business, but in 1803 the partnership was dissolved. Murray soon began to show the courage in literary speculation which earned for him later the name given him by Lord Byron of "the Anak of publishers", a reference to Anak in the Book of Numbers. (en)
  • Джон Мю́ррей (англ. John Murray; 1778 — 27 июня 1843) — шотландский издатель, представитель известной «династии» издателей Мюрреев. Издательство John Murray publishing house было основано отцом Мюррея, который умер, когда тому было 15 лет. В годы его юности партнёр отца по делу, Сэмюэл Хайли, поддерживал издательство, но в 1803 году прекратил заниматься им. Мюррей вскоре начал заниматься им сам, не брезгуя участием в различных литературных спекуляциях, чем впоследствии заработал себе прозвище, данное ему лордом Байроном, — «Анак среди издателей», что являлось отсылкой к Анаку из «Книги Чисел». (ru)
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