A Bibliography of Canadian Imprints, 1751-1800

A Bibliography of Canadian Imprints, 1751-1800

MARIE TREMAINE
Copyright Date: 1999
Pages: 752
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt2ttqh9
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    A Bibliography of Canadian Imprints, 1751-1800
    Book Description:

    Marie Tremaine's bibliography was first published by UTP in 1951 and is a cornerstone of bibliography and book history studies in Canada.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7026-6
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. PREFACE
    (pp. vii-viii)
    M. T.
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. List of Illustrations
    (pp. xi-xii)
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. xiii-xxii)

    The craft of printing appeared very late upon the Canadian scene. A small press set up in Halifax in 1751 by Bartholomew Green, Jr., was, so far as we know, the first to be used anywhere in the vast area now comprising Canada. Nor was the development of the trade during the ensuing half century in the least spectacular. Between 1751 and 1800 only sixteen printing offices were opened in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Ontario. They were located in Halifax, Shelburne, Saint John, Charlottetown, Quebec, Montreal, Newark, and York (now Toronto). In 1800, nine of...

  6. METHOD OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION
    (pp. xxiii-xxvi)
  7. COLLECTIONS IN WHICH COPIES ARE LOCATED OR RECORDED
    (pp. xxvii-xxx)
  8. CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1751-1800
    (pp. 1-592)

    [Proposals for publishing the Halifax gazette.]

    ? Broadside or leafletprinted at Halifax, N.S., at the Green>Bushell printing office, 1751-52.

    Bartholomew Green brought a printing office from Boston to Halifax in Aug., 1751. He died a few months later (in October?) and John Bushell, who had been his partner in Boston, came to Halifax in Jan., 1752, to take over the office. On Mar. 23, 1752, Bushell published the first number of theHalifax gazetteand inserted this notice: “As many of the Subscribers to the Proposals for the publishing of this Paper, may be desirous of knowing the Cause...

  9. ILLUSTRATIONS
    (pp. None)
  10. NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
    (pp. 593-660)

    TheRoyal gazette and the New Brunswick advertiser,a weekly, was established at Saint John, Oct. 11, 1785, by Christopher Sower III, king’s printer and deputy postmaster of New Brunswick, who continued it till Mar. 19, 1799. With no. 671, Mar. 26, 1799, John Ryan, formerly printer of theSaint John gazette,took over theRoyal gazette,becoming king’s printer on Sower’s resignation from that office. Sower’sVale(seen in the issue of Apr. 23, 1799) was dated Saint John, Mar. 25, 1799; appended is Ryan’sAve: “Mr. John Ryan as King’s Printer having become editor of theRoyal gazette,...

  11. PRINTING OFFICES IN CANADA 1751-1800
    (pp. 661-670)

    Bartholomew Green was born in 1699 in Cambridge, Mass., and learned printing in Boston in the shop of his father of the same name, of whom Isaiah Thomas remarked “He was the most distinguished printer of that period in this country and did more business than any of the profession.” In 1725, Bartholomew Jr. printed over his own imprint half a dozen small works for Boston booksellers and continued printing in Boston, for a while in some association with his brother-in-law, Richard Draper (who succeeded to Bartholomew Sr.’s business on the latter’s death in 1732), for some years in partnership...

  12. AUTHORITIES: MSS
    (pp. 671-680)
  13. INDEX
    (pp. 681-705)