William McCleary ( - )

McCleary was one of the major Irish publishers of mainly pirated copies of London satirical prints. He began trading from premises located at 31 Lower Ormond Quay in 1791 and by 1798 his business had become sufficiently successful to allow him to move to a larger shop located on Nassau Street. McCleary’s decision in copying the caricatures of his rival and fellow Dubliner J. Sidebotham and undercutting the prices of the pirated versions of Sidebotham’s caricatures. resulted into a long lasting feud between the two publishers.

His trading addresses:
31 & later 18 Lower Ormond Quay (1791-1798)
21 Nassau Street, Dublin (1799, 1820)
32 Nassau Street, Dublin (1808)
39 Nassau Street, Dublin (1820)

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