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Your search for posts with tags containing American Edition found 9 posts

April 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “INNOCENT BLOOD CRYING TO GOD FROM THE STREETS OF BOSTON.” When ships from England arrived in American ports in the spring of 1771, they delivered news of reactions...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2021

January 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “All Persons that now choose to encourage American Manufactures.” On January 24, 1771, Robert Bell continued marketing an American edition of “Robertson’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jan 2021

January 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ADDRESS To those who possess a PUBLIC SPIRIT.” When bookseller Robert Bell inserted a notice about upcoming auctions in the January 3, 1771, edition of the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jan 2021

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The promotion of which vivifieth individuals, and tendeth towards the elevation and enriching of THE LAND WE LIVE IN.” Robert Bell was one of the most innovative, industrious,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2021

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “WATT’S PSALMS … with a PREFACE of twenty four pages.” John Mein and John Fleeming, printers of the Boston Chronicle, also printed and sold “WATT’S...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2020

16: The Year in Collecting

Earlier this year, the Book Club of California hosted the annual tour of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies. I was a panelist for a session entitled "Delights and Dilemmas of Booksellers, Librarians, and Private Collectors."  The dilemma...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 8 Dec 2016

2013: The Year in Collecting

As the year draws to a close, I thought I'd take a quick break from bibliography and book history to look at my year in collecting. I'm at the point where it is difficult to find good Hoyle material that I do not already have. I recently wrote to a friend...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 19 Dec 2013

Serendipity at the Library

In my essay "A Research Trip to Cleveland," I wrote about two Hoyles I saw in the White Collection that were gathered in nines. I quoted Fredson Bowers from his Principles of Bibliographical Description:There do exist, however, a very few extraordinary...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 4 Oct 2013

The New Pocket Hoyle, New York, 1803

I just came across an interesting newspaper advertisement from the Chronicle Express in New York, dated January 2, 1804:District of New-York,Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of June in the twenty-seventh year of the Independence of the United...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 5 Nov 2012

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