A Typographical Gazetteer, Page 1, Issue 214

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At the University Press, 1831 - Fictitious imprints - 393 pages
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Page 49 - ... began to settle Cambridge, four miles from the place where they landed. They also began a settlement on the identical spot where Boston now stands. In 1638, they built an academy at Cambridge, which in process of time was increased to a college; and, in the same year, they opened a printing house in that place.
Page 51 - In a short time, this law was so far repealed as to permit the use of a press at Boston, and a person was authorized to conduct it ; subject, however, to the licensers who were appointed for the purpose of inspecting it. It does not appear that the press, in Massachusetts, was free from legal restraints till about the year 1755. Hoiyoke's Almanack, for 1715, has, in the title page, "Imprimatur, J. Dudley.
Page 3 - Uv. p. $7&3 quent to this appointment, Andrew Anderson, formerly a printer in Glasgow, having commenced business at Edinburgh, prevailed on the printers in this city to apply for a patent, to be taken out in his name, by which they were to be jointly vested with the office of King's printer. Having succeeded in their application, they, in the year 1671, obtained a patent so extensive, that no one in the kingdom was at liberty to print any book, from a bible to a ballad, without a licence from Anderson.*...
Page 51 - ... there than in all the other colonies. After 1760, the quantum of printing done in Boston and Philadelphia was nearly equal, till the commencement of the war. New York produced some octavo and duodecimo volumes. The presses of Connecticut were not idle ; they furnished many pamphlets on various subjects, and some small volumes. Some books were handsomely printed in Virginia and Maryland ; and folio volumes of laws, and a few octavos and duodecimos, on religion, history and politics, issued from...
Page 51 - ... New London, in Connecticut; and, from this period, it was gradually introduced into the other colonies; as well as into several of the "West India islands, belonging to Great Britain. In 1775 the whole number of printing houses in the British colonies, now comprising the United States, was fifty. Till the year 1760, it appears that more books were printed in Massachusetts, annually, than in any of the other colonies; and, before 1740, more printing was done there than in all the other colonies.
Page 53 - Green, under government, was the manager of it. He was printer to the college as long as he continued in business. Soon after his decease, the printing materials were removed from Cambridge and probably sold. It does not appear that the corporation of the college owned any types after this time till about the year 1718, when Mr. Thomas Hollis, of London, a great benefactor to the college, among other gifts, presented to the university a fount, or cast, of Hebrew, and another of Greek types, both...
Page 55 - The curiosity that dwells on physical phenomena is augmented in countries undermined by volcanic fires, and in a climate where nature is at once so overwhelming, and so mysteriously agitated. When we remember, that in the United States of North America newspapers are published in small towns not exceeding three thousand inhabitants, we may be surprised to learn, that...
Page 38 - Choice Pennsylvania Tobacco Paper to be sold by the Publisher of this Paper, at the Heart and Crown [in Cornhill, Boston]; where may also be had the BULLS or Indulgencies of the present Pope Urban VIII. either by the single Bull, Quire, or Ream, at a much cheaper Rate than they can be purchased of the French or Spanish Priests, and yet will be warranted to be of the same Advantage to the Possessors.
Page 82 - Hyghncsse realmc of Ireland, dwellynge in the citée of' Dublin in the great toure by the Crane. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum, anno Domini MDLI Powell continued to exercise the printing business in Dublin for fifteen years or more, during which time he removed from the river-side to a more southern residence, in St.
Page 180 - ... La Plata, in South America, when it was in the possession of the British fleet and army. The first printing performed at the press in that place was the prospectus of a gazette. The commander in chief, the admiral, and other principal officers of the province were present. The first sheet from the press was presented to the governor, the second to the admiral, and so on according to their rank. "William Scollay, a young gentleman from Boston, educated at the university of Cambridge, Massachusetts,...

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