Posts Tagged ‘1787’

October 14

Just three years prior to his death, Benjamin Franklin took the trouble to write to Signor Giambattista Bodoni of Parma, Italy. Under the date, October 14, 1787, Franklin wrote: “I have had the very great pleasure of receiving and perusing your excellent Essai des Caractères de l’Imprimerie. It is one of the most beautiful that [...]

August 23

An advertisement in the New York Journal of this date in 1787 stated: “Mr. John Baine & Grandson, Letter-Founders, “Lately from Edinburgh, Having concluded to establish their Typefoundery at Philadelphia, removed to that city, on the 18th inst. with their founding machinery, leaving, at Mr. David Mitchelson’s corner of Fly-Market and Water-street, the following Founts [...]

July 11

John Bell the English publisher, typefounder, and bookseller, in his anxiety to produce the most splendid printing of his times, inserted into the columns of his own newspaper, The World, upon this day in the following advertisement: “Press-men for Book-work—Wanted, Four Complete Press-men, who can execute Book-work in the most perfect manner, and who can [...]

January 1

Upon a Monday morning on this date in 1787, was published the first issue of The World, or Fashionable Advertiser, a periodical which published the best current writers, including Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The proprietor of this immediately successful journal was John Bell—bookseller, printer, publisher, typefounder, journalist, &c, to use the title supplied by his 20th [...]