Brent & Powell

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At the back of Dick's Coffee House in Skinner Row


Brent and Powell worked in a loose partnership with John Brocas from 1697 to 1698. From 1698 to 1703 Brent and Powell worked without Brocas, sometimes trading as 'John Brent & Stephen Powell' (Pollard).

Brent and Powell's edition of William Barton's Psalms, 1698 was one of the earliest Irish publications to include music printing.

[Details differ according to sources: Munter gives the Brent, Powell and Brocas partnership dates as 1697 to 1701 but Pollard gives them as 1697 to 1698.]

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  • The Psalms of David in Metre. Newly translated With Amendments by William Barton M.A. And Sett to the best Psalm-Tunes In Two Parts, viz Treble and Bass; With Brief Instructions for the under standing of the same; together with a Table of the Psalms, and Names of the Tunes to each Psalm. by Thomas Smith. The Basses, with the Table, are placed at the latter end of the Book. To God with understanding Praises sing, For over all the Earth he is the King. Dublin Printed by J. Brent and S. Powell, at the Back of Dick's Coffee-House in Skinner-Row, and are to be Sold by Peter Lawrence at his Shop in Bridge-street, near the Old Bridge [c. 1698] (EEBO)
  • Family Hymns for Morning and Evening Worship. With some for the Lord's Days; And others for several Particular Occasions. All taken out of the Psalms of David. By J. Boyse [...] DUBLIN: Printed at the back fo Dick's Coffee-House; And are to be Sold by Matth. Gunne, at the Bible and Crown in Essex-Street, MDCCI [unnamed, but presumed to be printed by Brent & Powell (Boydell)]
  • Last Update: 20-05-2021