The Records of the Worshipful Company of Stationers

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Nichols and Sons, 1883 - Guilds - 61 pages
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Page 2 - ... that WE, considering and manifestly perceiving that several seditious and heretical Books, both in verse and prose, are daily published, stamped, and printed, by divers scandalous, schismatical, and heretical persons, not only exciting our subjects and liege-men to sedition and disobedience against us, our crown, and dignity, but also to the renewal and propagating very great and detestable heresies against the faith and sound Catholic doctrine of Holy Mother, the Church, and being willing to...
Page 2 - I give to the master and keepers or wardens and commonalty of the mystery or art of a stationer of the city of London...
Page 27 - Co. (1883) 27, I am indebted to Mr. H. Sotheran, jun. : — " The following return to a precept from the Mayor of the members of the Company not dwelling in the City, supplies information respecting the provincial printers of 1571 : — 'Thees shal be to Certefye unto your honnor &c.
Page 29 - That there shall be four founders of letters for printing, and no more. " That the Archbishop of Canterbury, or the Bishop of London, with six other" high commissioners, shall supply the places of those four as they shall become void.
Page 18 - Stationers, says that there were originally five different trading stocks, called respectively the Ballad Stock, the Bible Stock...
Page 21 - Stationers' company and the university of Cambridge in 1591, that the Cambridge printers should, 'for the space of one month after the return of every Frankfort mart,' have the choice of printing any foreign books coming thence. Not many of the books printed in England were likely to find a sale on the continent, but several English booksellers either attended the mart or were represented there. Early in the seventeenth century, Henry Fetherstone, the stationer at the Rose in Paul's Churchyard, harvested...
Page 22 - for the opening of printing shops is forbidden under pain of one year's imprisonment and the disability for life of working in any other capacity than " as a journeyman for wages." No book " or thing whatsoever " shall be printed unless it be first " allowed . . . and be first seen and perused by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Bishop of London ... or one of them.
Page 18 - Arber (Stationers' Registers, v. xlvii) says that the Company 'held for some years a patent for printing in Scotland, granted by the Scotch Parliament. This Scotch Patent. ..appears to have been abandoned in 1669, upon the death of Christopher Higgins, the Company's agent at Edinburgh, and the stock and plant sold there for 300'...
Page 19 - Jugge only shall have whout interrupcion, ' the printinge of the byble in quarto and the testa' ment in decimo sexto ; and all other bibles in folio ' and testaments (excepted as before) to be at the ' libertie of the printinge of the rest of the Stationers.
Page 22 - March 8, 1615-16, it obtained a renewal of their Charter for the sole printing of Primers, Psalters, both in metre and prose, with or without musical notes. Almanacks, &c. in the English tongue; and the ABC with the Little Catechism, and the Catechism in English and Latin, &c. by Alex. Nowell. Although the entries of copies at Stationers...

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