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EARLY LONDON PRINTING HOUSE AT WORK: STUDIES IN THE BOWYER LEDGERS With a supplement to THE...

EARLY LONDON PRINTING HOUSE AT WORK: STUDIES IN THE BOWYER LEDGERS With a supplement to THE BOWYER ORNAMENT STOCK (1973), an appendix on the Bowyer-Emonson partnership, and BOWYER'S PAPER STOCK LEDGER by Herbert Davis.

New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1993. 8vo. cloth. x, 256, (6). This volume contains twenty-nine studies on the 18th-century London book trade, centering on the work of two of its leading members, printers William Bowyer, father and son. Twenty-seven pieces are reprinted from publications issued over a period of more than 40 years from places such as Cambridge, England; Canberra, Australia; Dunedin, Otago and Charlottesville, Virginia. Coming from prolonged concentration on a great..... READ MORE

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Introduction ............................................................vii
Bowyer's Paper Stock Ledger, by HERBERT DAVIS..............................1
The Printers of Robinson Crusoe...........................................17
Three Eighteenth-Century Reprints of the Castrated Sheets
    in Holinshed's Chronicles.............................................27
Some Early Editions of Voltaire Printed in London.........................33
Review of: D. F. McKenzie, The Cambridge University Press 1696-1712 ......41
New Editions of Pope's Essay on Man 1745-48 ..............................45
Point-Holes as Bibliographical Evidence...................................55
Edition ~antities for Robinson Crusoe, 1719 ..............................57
'Drawing Poor Robin'......................................................63
'Press' Letters: Samuel Aris 1730-32......................................65
The Printing of the Votes of the House of Commons 1730-1781...............73
William Strahan at the Bowyer Press 1736-8................................89
Printing Charges: Inference and Evidence..................................91
Printing for the Author: From the Bowyer Printing Ledgers, 1710-1775......97
Masters and Men..........................................................105
Bowyer's Chapel Rules....................................................123
Seven Years Editing the Bowyer Ledgers...................................127
Jobbing Printing and the Bibliographer: New Evidence from the
    Bowyer Ledgers.......................................................139
Shared Printing and the Bibliographer: New Evidence from the
    Bowyer Press.........................................................153
Parson Lister's Library..................................................165
The Bowyer Ledgers: Their Historical Importance..........................181
The Bowyer Ledgers: Retrospect and Prospect..............................189
Slaves or Freemen? The Case of William Bowyer, Father and Son,
    Printers of London, 1699-1777........................................203
An Editorial Impasse: The Dawks-Bowyer-Nichols Printer's Notebook........213
George Faulkner and William Bowyer: The London Connection................223
A Supplement to The Bowyer Ornament Stock................................235

APPENDIX: Bowyer's Partnership with Emonson, 10 October 1754-
    4 July 1757..........................................................245
Index....................................................................249