Basil Blackwell


Basil Blackwell

Sir Basil Blackwell (1889–1984) was born Henry Blackwell in Oxford, England. He was the son of the founder of Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford, which went on to become the Blackwell's family publishing and bookshop empire, located on Broad Street in central Oxford.

Blackwell was a prosecution witness in the 1966 private prosecution attempt to bar the book "Last Exit to Brooklyn" from UK publication.


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