Posts Tagged ‘James Harper’

August 5

An edition of two thousand copies of the L’Estrange translation of Seneca’s Morals was delivered on August 5, 1817 to the New York bookseller, Evert Duyckinck. At the foot of the title page of this volume was the imprint, “J. & J. Harper, printers,” representing the first use in any book of one of the [...]

April 9

Shortly after Charles Dickens called New York City the most prosperous and worst-managed city in America, and another contemporary critic had complained, “She’s had, as far back as I can remember, the reputation of being the dirtiest city in the Union!” A reform mayor was elected, on April 9, 1844, in the person of publisher [...]