Posts Tagged ‘1683’

August 31

When this day happened to occur on a Saturday during the last three centuries, it is probable that English printers took the opportunity to celebrate with a party which has been given the name of wayzgoose. The first factual account of this festivity appeared in the Mechanick Exercises of Joseph Moxon, published in 1683. In [...]

July 15

That the century old House of Elsevier was no longer in existence became obvious when the printer-publisher Joseph Athias advertised in the Haarlemsche Courant on this day in 1683 that he had purchased from Madame Elsevier, widow of Daniel Elsevier, the typefoundry attached to the House, and was ready for business in the City of [...]