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Typographia, or The Printers' Instructor

Typographia, or The Printers' Instructor
Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England, from Caxton to the Close of the Sixteenth Century
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108047791

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  • John Johnson (1777–1848) worked for a private press at Lee Priory, Kent, which published limited editions of poetry, prose and pamphlets, but was not financially successful. Moving to London in 1824, Johnson produced this two-volume work on printing, which had become a popular topic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The work was published in several formats, and contemporary reviewers noted Johnson's highly ornate typography and use of engravings more than the contents. Volume 1 deals with the history of printing, listing printers working in England up to the end of the sixteenth century, and Volume 2 describes contemporary practice and new developments in the industry such as the use of steam presses and the stereotype process.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108047791
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 77 mm
    • weight: 1.83kg
    • contains: 138 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    The origin, rise, and progress, of the typographic art
    The introduction and progress of the art in Great Britain
    William Caxton
    John Leftou, and William Machlinia
    Wynkyn de Worde
    Richard Pynson
    Julian Notary
    William Faques
    Henry Pepwell
    Peter Treveris
    James Nicholson
    John Redman
    Christopher Truthall
    Thomas Godfray
    John Skot
    John Rastell
    Robert Copland
    William Copland
    Robert Wyer
    Robert Redman
    Elizabeth Redman
    Richard Bankes
    Laurence Andrewe
    John Reynes
    Thomas Berthelet
    Richard Fawkes
    John Haukins
    William Rastell
    John Toye
    John Byddell
    Thomas Gibson
    John Gowghe
    William Marshall
    Roger Latham
    Richard Grafton
    Edward Whitchurch
    Hery, or Henry Tab
    William Baldwin
    Thomas Petit
    John Wayland
    George Joye, or Joy
    Andrew Hester
    Michael Lobley
    John Mayler
    William Middleton
    John Herforde
    The widow of John Herforde
    William Harford, or Herforde
    Thomas Raynald
    Robert Toy
    Richard Lant
    William Bonham
    Leonard Askell
    Nicholas Bourman
    Reynold Wolfe
    Joan Wolfe
    William Follingham, or Follington
    John Day
    Richard Day
    Timothy Rider
    Henry Disle
    Robert Redborne
    William Seres
    Henry Smyth
    Roger Carr
    Nicholas Hyll
    Richard Wyer
    John Wyer
    Richard Jugge
    John Jugge
    Joan Jugge
    John Walley
    Robert Walley
    William Powell
    Hugh Singleton
    Richard Kele
    Anthony Scoloker
    Humphrey Powell
    Robert Stoughton
    Gualter Lynne
    William Hill
    Robert Crowley
    John Kynge
    William Tilly
    Thomas Gualtier
    John Tysdall
    Stephen Myerdman
    John Case
    John Turk
    Abraham Veale
    John Wight
    John Cawood
    William Riddell
    Rowland Hall
    Richard Tottel
    Roger Madeley
    Robert Caley
    John Kingston
    Henry Sutton
    Thomas Marshe
    Thomas Geminie, or Gemini
    Anthony Kidson, or Kytson
    Thomas Powell, or Powel
    James Burrel
    Owen Rogers, or Ap Rogers
    William Norton
    Richard Adams
    Richard Harrison
    David Moptid, and John Mather
    John Sampson, alias Awdeley
    John Alde
    Thomas Hacket
    Ralph, or Rafe Newbery
    Francis Coldock
    William Griffith
    Lucas Harrison, or Harryson
    Thomas Colwell
    Humphrey Toy
    Henry Wykes
    Gerard Dewes
    Henry Denham
    Richard Serlls
    Henry Bynneman
    Thomas Purfoot
    Alexander Lacy
    Thomas East, Est, or Este
    Richard Watkins
    James Roberts
    William How resided in Fleet Street
    Richard Jones, Jhones, or Johnes
    Henry Middleton
    William Williamson
    Thomas Vautrollier
    Christopher and Robert Barker
    John Gharlewood
    Thomas Woodcock
    William Hoskins
    John Shepard
    Thomas Dawson
    Nicasius Yetsweirt
    Charles Yetsweirt
    Charles Yetsweirt
    Hugh Jackson
    Andrew Maunsell
    Robert Walde-grave
    George Bishop
    John Harrion
    Abel Jeffs
    Thomas Scarlet
    Henry Bamford
    Richard Webster
    Edward Aggas
    John Wolfe
    Roger Ward
    Thomas Charde
    Edward White
    William Bartlet, or Barthelet
    William Carter
    Henry Marshe
    Richard Yardley and Peter Short
    Ninian Newton
    Robert Robison, Robertson, or Robinson
    Edmund Bollifant
    John Jackson
    Walter Venge
    Simon Waterson
    Thomas Lust
    John Windet
    George Robinson
    Richard Robinson
    Edward Allde, or Alde
    Thomas Orwin
    Richard Field
    Toby Cook
    William White
    Robert Dexter
    William Kerney, or Kearney
    Robert Bourne and John Porter
    John Danter
    William Ponsonby
    William Saunderson
    William Barley
    Thomas Salisbury, Ralph Blowar, John Bowen, and John Busbie
    Richard Boyle
    Thomas Creed
    Adam Islip
    Gabriel Simpson
    Valentine Sims, or Simmes
    Henrie Ballard
    Felix Kingston
    John de Beauchesne
    John Norton
    George Shaw
    Thomas Judson
    Richard Brancocke, or Bradock
    Simon Strafford, or Stafford
    Early introduction of the art into the country
    St Albans
    Index. Volume 2:
    1. Properties of types
    2. Different sizes of letters
    3. A fount of letter, as considered by letter-founders
    4. Rules
    5. Names of letter, and their bearings to each other
    6. Observa

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    John Johnson

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