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Rules and directions to be observed in printing-houses: PB 164-2003

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Rules and directions to be observed in printing-houses


Author: Watson, James (printer)
Designer: Rae, Thomas
Printer: Black Pennell Press



Written by James Watson (cf. introduction). With an introduction by D. Wyn Evans. Originally published as a broadside in Edinburgh in 1721, composed and printed by apprentices to James Watson

Xii, 17 p ; 26 cm.

Place(s) associated

  • Greenock

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1988


"This book has been designed by Thomas Rae. The text has been hand-set in 14 pt Caslon Old Face type, 1pt leaded, with Ancient Black in display. The headpieces & other ornaments have been reproduced from those used in Watson's The history of the art of printing (1713); the woodcut on the titlepage was used by Samuel Palmer on his titlepages in the 1720s. The paper is Velin Arches mould-made and the dampened sheets were printed on a Thompson platen press stripped down and fed by hand. Two hundred numbered copies have been sewn & cased by hand in quarter linen with hand-marbled paper sides. All work has been carried out at the Press by Thomas Rae"--Colophon. Museum has copy no. 192.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 164-2003
Primary reference Number: 95578
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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