Posts Tagged ‘1734’

August 30

A broadside printed this day in 1734, setting forth the Rules of the Chapel, has survived to become one of the most important sources of information upon the working conditions in the printing office of the 18th century. Some of the rules to be observed by the compositors follow: “The Stones, Next of Drawers, &c. [...]

February 10

The compositor who composed on this day in 1734 the even lines of Latin prose which made up William Caslon’s first specimen sheet no doubt considered the task quite ordinary, such was the level of literacy of most of the printers of that period. His employer, the typefounder William Caslon, had started something however which [...]