A Typographical Gazetteer

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Clarendon Press, 1866 - Fictitious imprints - 376 pages
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Page 74 - Fernay to print his blasphemies, is actually employed at Geneva in printing the Holy Scriptures. Thus the selfsame engine which he set to work to destroy the credit of the Bible, is engaged in disseminating its truths. It is a remarkable circumstance, also, that the first provisional meeting for the re-formation of the Auxiliary Bible Society at Edinburgh was held in the very room in which HOME died.
Page 38 - I may assure the reader that such has been the eagerness to obtain education, that children have been known to acquire the first elements of reading, writing, and arithmetic without a book — without a pen — without a slate ! And indeed the place of meeting was no other than a graveyard ! The long flat stones with their inscriptions were used instead of books, while a bit of chalk and the grave-stones together, served for all the rest ! But then this eagerness for knowledge, though more generally...
Page 218 - ... thou hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, and hast made us unto our God kings and priests.
Page 207 - Sir Thomas Brisbane, on assuming the reins of government, at once proclaimed the liberty of the press, and the Sydney Gazette, then in the hands of Howe's son, was no longer in possession of the field. A second paper appeared in Sydney in 1824 — the Australian, started by...
Page 49 - Cork (Corcagia— in Gaelic and Irish books, Corcuigh). The Diocesan Library at Cashel contains two specimens of Cork printing earlier than those mentioned in my first series. One is a broadside of the year 1648, entitled : ' A Speech made by the Lord Lieutenant Generall of the Kingdom of Ireland, to the Generall Assembly of the Confederate Catholiques of the City of Kilkenny, at the conclusion of the Peace. Printed at Corcke, and are to be sold at Roche's Buildings, without South Gate, 1648.
Page 76 - Printed for and sold by the Widow Spicer of Folkestone, for the Benefit of her Orphans, October J, 1800.
Page 218 - Missionary settlement, you are agreeably surprised to find a beautiful and fertile plain, inhabited by human beings, not one of whom appeared until we were near the anchorage. In my visit to Tongatabu, I was truly delighted to find that the Missionaries had received a printing press, and that it was most actively engaged in preparing the word of life for the people. Its invaluable operations were commenced in April, 1831, and by November, 1832, twenty-nine thousand one hundred copies of small books,...
Page 296 - Belfast, 1704, was struck off. Blow sold it to a Cork printer, who used it in publishing a small newspaper, and in his office it remained until Lindsay purchased it in 1824. It is still in being."* The fate of the old press of James Blow, the first that found its way into Ulster, is worth mentioning. • "Typographical Gazetteer,
Page 38 - I'll repay you out of the subscriptions I'm collecting for the publication of my new book. (To Yolland) It is entitled: 'The Pentaglot Preceptor or Elementary Institute of the English, Greek, Hebrew, Latin and Irish Languages; Particularly Calculated for the Instruction of Such Ladies and Gentlemen as may Wish to Learn without the Help of a Master.
Page 63 - Account of Coffins and Mummies discovered in Egypt on the occasion of the Visit of HRH the Prince of Wales (1868-69).

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