Faulkner, George

Dates Active in Dublin: 

1722–1775

Address(es): 

Pembroke Court, Castle Street, 1722–26
Christ Church Yard, 1726–28
The Pamphlet Shop, opposite the Thosel, Skinner Row, 1729–30
Essex Street, opposite the Bridge, or, The Blind Quay, at the corner of Parliament Street, opposite the Bridge [the same location], 1730–65
College Green, 1750
15 Parliament Street, 1765–75

Details: 

Apprenticed to Thomas Hume (Munter).

The dominant Irish stationer of the eighteenth century, Faulkner is best known as publisher of Swift's works and of the Dublin Journal.

Joined in a partnership with James Hoey in 1727. According to Munter, this 'ended in a quarrel which led to both publishing identical titles for a while'.

[Dates and addresses differ according to sources: Boydell (Calendar) gives Pembroke Court, Castle Street from 1725 to 1726, the Pamphlet Shop, opposite the Thosel, Skinner Row in 1729 and College Green address in 1750. Munter gives the Pembroke Court, Castle Street from 1724 to 1726; Christ Church Yard from 1726 to 1728; the Pamphlet Shop, opposite the Thosel, Skinner Row from 1729 to 1730; Essex Street, opposite the Bridge, or, the Blind Quay, at the corner of Parliament Street, opposite the Bridge from 1730 to 1765; and 5 Parliament Street from 1765 to 1775.]

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Published

  • 'The songs sung in the Drapier’s Club in Tuck-st', 1726 (Boydell, Calendar)
  • 'Pilkington's Poems, including the Progress of Music In Ireland', 1730 (Flood)
  • The Cobbler’s Opera and the Wedding, 1731 [libretti] (Boydell, Calendar)
  • 'Momus turned Fabulist – an Opera, after the Manner of The Beggar’s Opera’, 1731 (Boydell, Calendar)
  • 'A serious and useful Scheme, to make an Hospital for Incurables, of unusual Benefit to all His Majesty’s Subjects …’, 1733 (Boydell, Calendar)
  • 'Six fugues for the Organ & Harpsichord, The price to subscribers will be six Shillings English. Likewise, Sir Dominico Scarlatti's celebrated lesson for the Harpsichord, with several additions to it at three shillings and six pence English. Composed by Mr Thomas Roseingrave', 1750 (Dublin Journal)
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