Thomas Heath
Bookseller Publisher of Covent Garden London
Died around 1656

Family Connections

Birth: Not known

Parents: Not known.

Brothers and Sisters: Not known.

Married: Not known.

Children: Not known.

Was he related to the historian author James Heath 1629-1664?

Was he related to Sir Robert Heath 1574-1649?

Was he related to Nottingham based book seller Joseph Heath 1700-1757?

 


References

1. His various books printed with the name Thomas Heath as bookseller.




Biography of Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath the London Bookseller active 1647-1656

Who was Thomas Heath?  He was based in London and was active as a book seller from 1647 to 1656. 

There is, in the Pepys Library in Cambridge, a publication 'Stenographie: or, The art of short-writing' [short hand?] published in 1644 by Thomas Heath, Stenographer.  Presumably the same Thomas Heath. 

His career as a book seller seems to have covered the years 1647 to 1656.  Books do start appearing again with the name Thomas Heath after 1664 but it is difficult to know if this is the same Thomas Heath or another Thomas Heath.

His business partners in various publishing projects include William Bentley and Humphrey Moseley.

In 1653 Thomas Heath had a shop in Russell-street, near the Piazza's of Covent-Garden.

His known works are:

Stenographie: or, The art of short-writing. Composed in a more brief, plain, and easie way, than hitherto hath been published, etc.

Author: Thomas HEATH, Stenographer.

London, 1644.

Notes: Photocopy of an original in the Pepys Library, Cambridge.

16 pages.

 

The Historie Of The Civill Warres Of France.

DAVILA, [Enrico Caterino] [1576-1631].

 Published by London: Printed by R.Raworth, and are to be sold by W.Lee, D.Pakeman, and G.Bedell [II: Printed by Ruth Raworth, and are to be sold by Thomas Heath], 1647-48.

About this Item: London: Printed by R.Raworth, and are to be sold by W.Lee, D.Pakeman, and G.Bedell [II: Printed by Ruth Raworth, and are to be sold by Thomas Heath], 1647-48., 1647. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2 Volumes. folio. pp. 3 p.l., 407; 1 p.l., 409-1478, [1 leaf]errata. lacking A4 (privilege). first vol. with engraved title vignette. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary calf (not quite uniform, spines worn, front joint of Vol. I cracked, defect to lower rear cover of Vol. I, marginal browning to first few leaves in both vols., internally very nice & crisp). First Edition of the English Translation by Sir Charloes Cotterell and William Aylesbury. A graphic and concise account of the civil wars in France written by an active participant who served in the army of Henry IV from 1594 to 1598. This appears to be a variant issue, without privilege leaf and without 2-page dedication to Charles I, replaced in this copy by a one-leaf address from the printer to the reader. Wing D413 & D412C. Seller Inventory # FVIeDAVI84

 

A Continuation of Sir Philip Sydney's Arcadia.  Where in is handled the Loves of Amphialus and Helena ...
Written by a Young Gentlewoman Mris A. W.
Printed by William Bentley and are to be sold by Thomas Heath near the Pyazza of the Coven-Garden. 1651.

The Ghost; or the Woman wears the Breeches. A comedy [in five acts, and in verse]; written in the year 1640. 

London : William Bentley for Thomas Heath, 1653. 46 pages

Paracelsus (Aureolus Theorphrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim). Medicina Diastatica or Sympathecall Mumie.

By Dr Theophr Parcelsus and Andrea Tenzelius. Translated from Latin by Ferdinando Parkhurst.
London: Printed by T. Newcomb for T. Heath, 1653. Pages (xxvi), 1-128.  

Renatvs Des-Cartes Excellent Compendium of Musick. With Necessary and Judicious Animadversions There-upon.  By a Person of Honour.

London, printed by Thomas Harper for Humphrey Moseley and are to be sold at this Shop at the Sign of the Prince Armes in S. Pauls Church-Yard and by Thomas Heath in Coven Garden 1653.  94 pages.

 

The rise & fall of the late eminent and powerful favorite of Spain, the Count Olivares.
The unparallel'd imposture of Michael de Molina executed at Madrid in the year, 1641.
The right and title of the present King of Portugall Don John the fourth; with the most memorable passages of his reign unto the year 1644.
Translated out of the Italian, Spanish, and Portughez, by Edw: Chamberlayne, gent'.

Contributor: Edward Chamberlayne 1616-1703, translator.;

Thomas Newcomb -1681 or 1682, printer.;

Thomas Heath active 1651-1654, bookseller.;

Thomas Grenville 1755-1846, former owner.

Subjects: John IV, King of Portugal, 1604-1656;

Molina, Miguel de, -1641;

Olivares, Gaspar de Guzmán, conde-duque de, 1587-1645

Publication Details: London : printed by T: N: for Thomas Heath at his shop in Russell-street, near the Piazza's of Covent-Garden, 1653.

Language: English

Place Name: Great Britain England London.

Description: Contents: The rise & fall of the late eminent and powerfull favourite of Spaine, Don Jaspar de Guzman Conde, Duke of Olivares and St Lucar -- Exemplum sine exemplo: or, The unparalleld impostvre of Michaell de Molina, executed at Madrid in the year 1641 -- The right & title of the present King of Portugal, Don John the Fourth.

Notes: Printed by Thomas Newcomb according to Wing.

 

"Exemplum sine exemplo: or, The unparalleld impostvre of Michaell de Molina, executed at Madrid in the tear 1641"

and "The right & title of the present King of Portugal, Don John the Fourth". 

Both are Printed by T: N: for Thomas Heath at his shop in Russell street, near the Piazza's of Covent-Garden, 1653.  176 pages.

  

The Extravagant Sheepherd. A Pastorall comedie ...

Englished by T. R. [i.e. Thomas Rawlins?]

Author: Thomas CORNEILLE

Contributor: Thomas CORNEILLE; T R.; Thomas RAWLINS Dramatist.

Publication Details: London : J. G. for Tho. Heath, 1654 [Old Style]

Related Titles: Exemplum sine exemplo: or, The unparalleld imposture of Michaell de Molina.

Right & title of the present King of Portugal, Don John the Fourth.

Notes: Printed by Thomas Newcomb according to Wing.

With errata on leaf A4r.

 

Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltoniana: or a Fabrick of Science natural, upon the Hypothesis of Atoms .

The first part [all published], Charleton Walter

Published by The Newcomb, for Thomas Heath, London (1654)

About this Item: The Newcomb, for Thomas Heath, London, 1654. Full Calf. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Book measures 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Collation, [30],[1], 1 blank, 475, 1 blank, [3]pp, 7 text illustrations, 1 diagram, engraved initials.

 

De Hibernia & Antiquitatibus ejus, Disquisitiones.
Waraeo, Jacobo [James Ware].  Published by Londini: J Grismond for J. Crook & T. Heath, 1654.

First edition of this very early history of Ireland written in Latin

 

Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltoniana: or, a Fabrick of science natural, upon the hypothesis of atoms ... The first part.

Author: Walter Charleton, 1620-1707.

Contributor: Pierre Gassendi 1592-1655.

Publication Details: London : Tho. Newcomb for Thomas Heath, 1654.

Physical Description: 475 pages

 

Honor rediuiuus or an Analysis of Honor and Armory.

[With engravings.]

Author: Matthew Carter

Publication Details: London : Printed by E. Coates, sould by Thomas Heath and Henry Herringman, 1655.

Physical Description: 88, 171 pages

 

I Ragguagli di Parnasso: or, Advertisements from Parnassus in two centuries. With the Politick touchstone ...

Put into English by ... Henry Earl of Monmouth.

Author: Traiano Boccalini, 1556-1613.

Contributor: Henry Carey Monmouth Earl of, 1596-1661.

Rights: Terms governing use: Terms of use for Google books.

Access restrictions: No restrictions.

Publication Details: London : Humphrey Moseley; Thomas Heath, 1656.

Identifier: System number: 017970174

Physical Description: 452 p. ; fol.

The following possibly by a different Thomas Heath?

A Brief Discourse Concerning the Three chief Principles Of Magnificent Building. Viz Solidity, Conveniency and Ornament. 

By Sr. Balthazar Gerbier Knight.  London.  Printed by Tho. Mabb. for Thomas Heath, at the Sign of the Globe with-in Ludgate, 1664.  44 pages.

 

A Brief Discourse Concerning the Three chief Principles Of Magnificent Building. Viz Solidity, Conveniency and Ornament. 

By Sr. Balthazar D'ouvilly Knight.  London.  Printed by A.M. for Thomas Heath, at the Sign of the Globe with-in Ludgate, 1665.  44 pages.

 

The compleat measurer or, A new and exact way of mensuration, by which may be measured both superficies and solids, in a more plain and easy way, than ever yet extant. Whereby, you may find out the contents of all superficies and solids in whole numbers and fractions by the help of multiplication without division.

By Thomas Hammond, a well-wisher to a bricklayer.

Author: Thomas Hammond, active 17th century.

Publication Details: London : printed by E.O. for Tho. Heath, in Channel-Row in Westminster, and W. Crook, nigh Essex-House without Temple-Barr, 1669.

 

 


Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltoniana, 1654, Printed by Thomas Newcomb for Thomas Heath, Russel Street, Covent Garden

Medicinia Diastatica or Sympatheticall Mumie 1653. Printed by Thomas Newcomb for Thomas Heath, Russel Street, Covent Garden


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