Lydia Phillips — bookseller

[Label for bookseller Lydia Phillips]
Phillips, Lydia
[Label for bookseller Lydia Phillips]
Philadephia: 1821
In 1811 Lydia Phillips took over her late husband’s bookstore and circulating library in Philadelphia. She placed an advertisement in Poulson’s Daily Advertiser asking her friends and the public for their patronage as she continued the business to support herself and six small children. Ten years later she was still in business. Scottish Rite Masonic Library in Philadelphia holds a copy of Jeremy Belknap's The History of New-Hampshire with an identical label with Phillips’ name in manuscript. M. Carey is likely Mathew Carey, Philadelphia printer and publisher.   
Maillet, Benoît de. Telliamed, or, The World Explain’d [. . .]. Baltimore: Printed by W. Pechin for D. Porter, 1797
Phillips, Lydia, [Label for bookseller Lydia Phillips], Philadephia: 1821, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed June 12, 2024,