Biographical Notes on the University Printers from the Commencement of Printing in Cambridge to the Present Time

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Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1886 - Printing - 362 pages

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Page 279 - Biographical notes on the University Printers from the commencement of printing in Cambridge to the present time.
Page 307 - Justice, for the tryall of his Martyred Majesty in 1648? Or, The Acts for abolishing King-ship, and renouncing the Royall Line and Title of the Stuarts? Or, for the Declaring what offences should be adjudged Treason? For taking the Engagement? for sale of Dean and Chapters Lands? for sale of the Kings, Queens, and Princes Goods and Lands; and the Fee-farme Rents?
Page 304 - Company up to the year 1640. In the year 1638 I find on the title-page of a large Bible Printed at Cambridge by Buck and Daniel "and are to be Sold by " Roger Daniel, at the Angell in Lumber Street, London.
Page 317 - It is surely a particular hardship, that I should not get bread in my own country (and it is too late to go abroad) after having acquired the reputation of excelling in the most useful art known to mankind; while every one who excels as a Player, Fiddler, Dancer, &c. not only lives in affluence, but has it in their power to save a fortune.
Page 317 - That the French, reduced by the war of 1756, were so far from being able to pursue schemes of taste, that they were unable to repair their public buildings, and suffered the scaffolding to rot before them.
Page 315 - In July 1729, William Ged entered into partnership with William Fenner, a London Stationer, who was to have half the profits, in consideration of his advancing ail the money requisite. To supply this, Mr. John James, then an Architect at Greenwich (who built Sir Gregory Page's house, Bloomsbury Church, &c.) was taken into the scheme ; and afterwards his brother, Mr Thomas James, a Founder, and James Ged, the inventor's son. In 1730...
Page 309 - Stream, being a little below the Mill : have several Bridges to go over to their Groves. Over against it stands Katherine Hall, the New Buildings of which are some of the goodliest in Cambridge. By it, the Printing Room, which is about 60 foot long and 20 foot broad. Six Presses. Had my Cousin Hull and my name printed there. Paper windows, and a pleasant Garden along one side between Katherine Hall and that. Had there a Print of the Combinations.
Page 307 - Possession) the Manuscript Copy of the last translation of the Holy Bible in English, attested with the Hands of the Venerable and learned Translators in King James's Time...
Page 318 - Lebut my Plan, who is of opinion something may be done. I have talked also with a Compositor, who is sensible, and who now works in the House — SIX Hundred a Year, I believe, may carry it. They TALK of TEN having been offered. For 7 Years last past, the University have cleared 1300^ annually; besides farming the Almanack (200 more).
Page 293 - He was about 30 years ago a famous Printer among your Cantabrigians ; yes something more than a Printer such as we now are, who understand the Latin that we print no more than Bellerophon the letters he carried, and who sell in our shops nothing of our own except the paper /./,/,•/• with the press's sweat*.

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