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Bowyer William

Bowyer, William (1699-1777), English printer and scholar. He was educated at Cambridge, and afterwards joined his father in business. He was appointed printer to the House of Commons, to the Society of Antiquaries, and to the Royal Society, and printer of the Rolls of the House of Lords, and of the Journals of the House of Commons. Besides writing essays on The Origin of Printing, and philological tracts, he issued an enlarged edition of Schrevelius's Greek Lexicon, an edition of the Greek Testament, with notes, several volumes of Swift's works, and a translation of Rousseau's Paradoxical Oration.