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what was The Proprietor, which published books, maps, etc in New England in the early 1800's?

Asked by deepseas72 (1068points) March 6th, 2008 from iPhone

I’ve found a book of Aristotle, published in 1806. The inner page says: 1806 New England: Published for The Proprietor.

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I believe (though not 100% certain) that the “proprietor” refers to the owners of the book selling establishment where the book was sold. I’d love to have a definitive answer on this too, though my Googling hasn’t turned one up.

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