Posts Tagged ‘1793’

July 8

‘Towne was not deficient in intellect and was a decent workman. He was a bon vivant, but he did not possess the art of accumulating and retaining wealth.” So wrote Isaiah Thomas, the American printing historian of Benjamin Towne, who died on July 8, 1793. That statement is practically the only decent remark concerning printer [...]

February 14

In the light of the contemporary relationship between printers and their employers, there is a certain aura of respect evident in a document prepared by the Compositors of London on February 14, 1793 for delivery to the Master Printers. Under the heading of The Address of the Compositors of London to the Master Printers, the [...]