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Search Results for "Colophon"

Your search for posts with tags containing Colophon found 12 posts

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 15, 1769). “Printed by Samuel Hall, at his Printing-Office.” Sometime during the week between publishing the August 8, 1769, edition of the Essex...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2019

July 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 18, 1769). “John Prince HAS a Quantity of the best Isle of May SALT.” The number of advertisements and the amount of space devoted to advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jul 2019

July 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 15, 1769). “All Manner of PRINTING-WORK is performed on reasonable Terms.” The colophons that appeared on the final pages of colonial newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jul 2019

June 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Chronicle (June 5, 1769). “Advertisements … are inserted for Five Shillings.” Advertising represented an important revenue stream for eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jun 2019

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ADVERTISEMENTS, not exceeding Sixteen Lines, are inserted Three Weeks for Three Shillings.” In addition to the masthead on the first page, most eighteenth-century newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 2018

November 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (November 13, 1767).“Advertisements of not more Length than Breadth, are inserted Three Weeks for Three Shillings.” Thomas Green and Samuel Green...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2017

October 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (October 9, 1767).“ORDERS for BOOKS and STATIONARY WARES.” Each issue of the South-Carolina and American General Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2017

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 6, 1767).“Books, Pamphlets, and Blanks of all Sorts, &c. &c.” For several weeks in the winter and early spring of 1767 advertising was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2017

April 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 29, 1767).“Hand-Bills, Advertisements, &c. printed at the shortest Notice.” In the colophon for each edition of the Georgia Gazette, James...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2017

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Rind’s Virginia Gazette (May 16, 1766).“THE Publisher of the GAZETTE, will esteem it as a Favour.” Special circumstances prompt me to deviate from the usual “featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2016

Nicander’s snake repellant recipe. Part 2: pastoral horror and rustic remedies

By Molly Jones-Lewis Today we return to Nicander’s snake repellant recipe, this time with a new focus: the dramatic setting where calm countryside hides a range of dangers, and the protagonist whose life is so full of bloodthirsty snakes that …...
From: The Recipes Project on 28 Jul 2015

Nicander’s snake repellant recipe. Part 1: practical myth and magic

By Molly Jones-Lewis The passage for today’s post comes from the Theriaca, a poem by  Nicander of Colophon about poisonous animals and how to avoid them, all described in lovingly vivid detail – a juxtaposition of the disgusting...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Jul 2015

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