Typographia, Or, The Printers' Instructor: Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England from Caxton to the Close of the Sixteenth Century, a Series of Ancient and Modern Alphabets and Domesday Characters, Together with an Elucidation of Every Subject Connected with the Art (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1824 - Printing - 663 pages
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Page 282 - Enprynted at London in the fletestrete at the sygne of the sonne, by Wynkyn de Worde prynter vnto the moost excellent pryncesse my lady the kynges graundame. In the yere of our lorde god M.CCCCC and ix the xij daye of the moneth of Juyn.
Page 605 - England, with the introduction of printing, the illiterate and terrified monks declaimed from their pulpits, that there was now a new language discovered, called Greek, of which people should beware, since it was that which produced all the heresies; that in this language was come forth a book called the New Testament, which was now in every body's hands, and was full of thorns and briars ; that there was also another language now started up, which they called Hebrew, and that they who learned it...
Page 21 - Faust was so pleased with the contrivance, that he promised Peter to give him his only daughter Christina in marriage, a promise which he soon after performed.
Page 80 - ... body, and also because I have promised to divers gentlemen and to my friends to address to them as hastily as I might...
Page 4 - ... and fine composition will still retain their value, and it will be an easy task for critical discernment to select these from the surrounding mass of absurdity: and though, with respect to its moral effects, a regard to truth extorts the confession, that it has diffused immorality and irreligion, divulged with cruel impertinence the secrets of private life, and spread the tale of scandal through an empire; yet these are evils which will either shrink away unobserved in the triumphs of time and...
Page 3 - Thus the art of printing, in whatever light it is viewed, has deserved respect and attention. From the ingenuity of the contrivance, it has ever excited mechanical curiosity ; from its intimate connection with learning, it has justly claimed historical notice ; and from its extensive influence on morality, politics, and religion, it is now become a subject of very important speculation.
Page 51 - ... printed, which are made out of Venice; to which evil it is necessary to apply some remedy; in order that the said artists, who are a great many in family, may find encouragement, rather than foreigners. Let it be ordered and established, according to that which the said masters have supplicated, that from this time in future, no work of the said art, that is printed or painted on cloth, or on paper, that is to say altar pieces (or images) and playing cards, and whatever other work of the said...
Page 67 - ... the inattentive reader into mistakes. Their orthography was various and often arbitrary, disregarding method. They had very frequent abbreviations, which in time grew so numerous and difficult to be understood, that there was a necessity of writing a book to teach the manner of reading them. Their periods were distinguished by no other points than the double or single one, that is, the colon and full-point . but they a little after, introduced an oblique stroke, thus,/, which answered...
Page 102 - Act, or any part thereof, in nowise extend or be prejudicial of any let, hurt, or impediment to any artificer or merchant stranger, of what nation or country he be or shall be of, for bringing into this realm, or selling by retail or otherwise, of any manner of books written or imprinted.

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