- Also known as
primary name: Tegg, Thomas
other name: T Tegg & Son
- individual; publisher/printer; British; Male
- Life dates
- Information from Dr A J Norton:
1801-1804 - as Tegg and Castleman, at the Eccentric Book Warehouse, 122 St John's Street (illustrated in the frontispiece to Tegg & Castleman's Guide to London of 1804, copies in John Johnson collection, Bodleian Library, and British Library)
1804-1824 - 111 Cheapside, sometimes described as Tegg's Apollo Library, opposite Mary-le-Bow church, on the corner of Cheapside and Honey Lane (appears in a print by Rowlandson used as the tailpiece to vol. 3 of the Caricature Magazine); in 1820 Tegg extended the premises by acquiring No. 1 Honey Lane; in 1824 the freeholders, the Governors of St Thomas' Hospital, sold the site for redevelopment
1824 onwards - 73 Cheapside, the Old Mansion House built for Sir William Turner, Lord Mayor of London 1668-9, possibly to the design of Christopher Wren, and demolished in 1929 (see a print after T H Shepherd, 1880,1113.3548, and photograph of 1883 by Henry Dixon in the Guildhall Library Print Room, reproduced in M. Galinou (ed.), City Merchants and the Arts, 1670-1720, 2004).
- Print and bookseller and publisher in the City of London, specialising in reprints (buying eg the stock of Roberts), out-of-copyright publications, remainders and, until 1819, cheap satirical prints. Succeeded by his son William Tegg (q.v.).
Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,17.148) in the form of a poem which gives an inventory of books for sale. The sheet is lettered "Tegg, Bookseller, No.111, Cheapside, London. Poetical Epistle, from Benjamin Bookworm to Phoebe Ponder, with a present of books from Tegg's (The Apollo Library)..."
Trade card/book label in Heal Collection (Heal,79.73) advertises "This Book is the Property of Thomas Tegg, Apollo Circulating Library, No.111, Cheapside. N.B. New works as soon as Published." Heal's annotations on mount: "See also hand-bill of Tegg's Library in A.H's collection."
- ODNB (by JJ and PP Barnes)
Dorothy George, BMSat, VIII pp.xli-iii, explaining his method of reprinting older plates more cheaply as part of 'Tegg's Caricature Magazine' from 1807 (nb a complete set of this is in the Guildhall Library; the BM only has individual plates, not complete)
Catalogue of 'New Publications' of 1808: copy in 'Chesterfield Travestie' (see BL C.117.a.46, with 70pp.)
Vic Gatrell, 'City of Laughter', 2006, pp.248-50
Stuart Sillars, 'The illustrated Shakespeare 1709-1875', 2008, pp.153-6 (edition of Shakespeare, 1812-5)