Posts Tagged ‘1808’

September 29

Typical of the doggerel written by printers who fancied themselves as poets, and commonly seen in trade periodicals and even in the public prints up to a few generations ago, is The Merits of Printing, A Song anonymously contributed to the New York Public Advertiser in its issue of September 29, 1808. “When Learning and [...]

May 20

Caleb Slower, printer, dedicated his lengthy work, The Printer’s Grammar; or, Introduction to the Art of Printing: containing A Concise History of the Art, with the Improvements in the Practice of Printing, for the Last Fifty Years, to his patron. Lord Stanhope, in a letter dated this day in 1808: “To the Right Honourable Earl [...]