A Dictionary of Printers and Printing; With the Progress of Literature; Ancient and Modern

A Dictionary of Printers and Printing; With the Progress of Literature; Ancient and Modern

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...That it should be a solace for any of the workmen to mention joining their penny, or more, a piece, to send for drink. To mention spending chapel money till Saturday night, or any other before agreed time. To play at quadrats or excite any of the chapel to play at quadrats, either for money or drink. This solace is generally purchased by the master printer, as well because it hinders the workmen's works, as because it batters and spoils the quadrats, for the manner how they play with them is thus, --they take five, or seven, or more, tn quadrats (generally of the English body) and holding their hand below the surface of the correcting stone, shake them in their hand and toss them upon the stone, and then count how many nicks upwards each man throws in three times, or any number of times agreed on; and he that throws most wins the bet of all the rest, and stands out free, till the rest have tried who throws fewest nicks upwards in so many throws, for all the rest are free, and he pays the bet. For any to take up a sheet, if he received copy-money; or if he received no copy-money, and did take up a sheet, and carried that sheet or sheets out of the printing-house till the whole book was printed off and published. Any of the workmen may purchase a solace for any trivial matter, if the rest of the Chapel consents to it. As if any of the workmen sing in the Chapel, he that is offended at it may, Thanks to the invention of gas for doing away with greasy boxes. t Superseded by the use of the composition roller. 1 Termed jeffing, and is always played with nine m quadrats, called gods; a practice very prevalent in the present day. with the Chapel's consent, purchase a'penny or two-penny solace for any workman's singing after the solace is made; or..show more

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  • Paperback | 1052 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 52mm | 1,837g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587065
  • 9781236587060