Posts Tagged ‘1807’

May 19

An advertisement in Liberty Hall, Cincinnati on this date in 1807 announced the forthcoming publication of a book which was bound to titillate the frontier population: “For Publishing by Subscription, in one volume royal duodecimo, The Long and Interesting Trial of Charles Vattier.” Written by two “Gentlemen of Law Knowledge,” this volume took advantage of [...]

March 31

An agreement “for an entirely new Method of Printing by Machine” was signed in London on this day in 1807 between an immigrant German printer named Frederick Koenig and the noted English printer, Thomas Bensley. The latter arranged to either purchase the “new Method” which happened to be a power printing press or to conclude [...]