Hobby DIY Nursery Child's Wooden Cot Cassell & Company
Antique Chromolithograph for "Work Magazine" Supplement to Part186
Published by Cassell and Company LTD., London, Paris, New York and Melbourne c.1885
John Cassell (1817 – 1865) was a British Publisher printer, writer and editor, who founded the firm Cassell & Co. famous for its educational books and periodicals, and which pioneered the serial publication of novels. He was also a well-known tea and coffee merchant and a general business entrepreneur. A devout Christian he lobbied for the Temperance Movement publishing The Teetotal Times in 1846. He was a social reformer who recognized the importance of education in improving the life of the working classes, and whose many publications, both magazines and books, brought learning and culture to the masses.