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Leonard Smithers
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Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Born in 1861
Died in 1909

Born 1861. Died 1909 - English publisher.

Edited Richard Burtonís verse translation of Catullus. Published works of Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beadsley, Ernest Dowson, Arthur Symons and drawings of Max Beerbohm. Declared bankrupt, involved with piracy and pornography. Died destitute.

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