Richard Taylor, an English printer, born in Norwich, May 18, 1781, died in Richmond, Dec. 1, 1858. He studied the classical and other languages and literature while learning the printer's trade in London, and in 1803 established himself in business with his father; and his press soon became the medium through which nearly all the more important works in scientific natural history were published. In 1807 he became a fellow of the Linnaean society, and in 1810 was elected its under-secretary, an office which he held nearly half a century. He also attached himself from the commencement to the " British Association for the Advancement of Science." In 1822 he became a joint editor of the " Philosophical Magazine," and in 1838 he established the "Annals of Natural History." His own literary labors, •which were principally in the field of Biblical and philological research, comprise an edition of Tooke's " Diversions of Purley " (1829 and 1840), enriched with notes; Warton's " History of English Poetry " (1840), in the reedit-ing of which he took the chief part; "Taylor's Scientific Memoirs," etc.