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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Bowyer, William, 1699-1777.
Origin of printing.
London : Printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1776
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Bowyer; Conyers Middleton; Gerard Meerman
|Notes:||Rewriting of Middleton's Dissertation on the origin of printing in England and Meerman's Origines typographicae.
Published anonymously. By William Bowyer, with the assistance of Dr. Owen and Mr. Missy. Cf. DNB.
First ed.: 1774.
Signatures: a-b⁴ B-Z⁴.
|Description:||xvi, 176 pages ; 22 cm (8vo)|
|Contents:||(from t. p.) I. The substance of Dr. Middleton's dissertation on the origin of printing in England --
II. Mr. Meerman's account of the invention of the art at Harleim, and its progress to Mentz --
Appendix to the second essay.