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Isaiah Thomas - printer, patriot and philanthropist

Clifford K. Shipton

Isaiah Thomas - printer, patriot and philanthropist

1749-1831.

by Clifford K. Shipton

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Published in Rochester, NY .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxii,94p. :
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20854839M

The Bay Psalm Book, as it is known, is essentially sacred text to be sung during the liturgy. A committee of thirty learned elders, including John Cotton, Richard Mather, and John Eliot, set about the task of creating a new translation of the Hebrew psalms into . This Bible was the first Bible printed in New Hampshire in the town of Walpole by Anson Whipple. According to O’Callaghan, a known book scholar, Whipple was the son-in-law of Isaiah Thomas () the colonial philanthropist, patriot and pioneering printer. Whipple is said to have used Thomas’s press in the printing of this Bible.

Carey was seized with a desire to dominate the national market for Bibles. First, he needed the certainty that Jefferson would succeed, for he needed ample credit to buy the large amounts of type, paper, and ink to publish a Bible. De Gauffecourt, Jean-Vincent Capronnier. [Partial Colophon]: "Three hundred copies of this book have been printed at the press of W. Thomas Taylor in Van Dijck types composed by Mackenzie-Harris. The edition was bound by at the Jensen Bindery." 6 1/2 inches x 9 3/4 in., title-page printed in red and black; pp. + colophon page, illustration.

Shipton, Clifford K., Isaiah Thomas: Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist , Rochester: Printing House of Leo Hart, Skeel, Emily Ellsworth Ford, ed. Mason Locke Weems His Works and Ways in Three Volumes New York,   By the time Isaiah Thomas (–), patriot printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, wrote History of Printing in America in , newspapers, including more than 20 dailies, were in print in the United States—more than in the entire circulation of Great Britain. Books published in the U.S. were still relatively.


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Isaiah Thomas - printer, patriot and philanthropist by Clifford K. Shipton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Isaiah Thomas (). Sources. Printer and publisher. Another Thomas emerged from a poor Boston family to become the most important early American printer after Benjamin early career was much like Franklin ’ s.

He was born on 30 January and at age six was apprenticed to work in a print shop, even though he could not yet read. Get this from a library. Isaiah Thomas, printer, patriot and philanthropist, [Clifford Kenyon Shipton].

Isaiah Thomas: Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist Author Shipton, Clifford K Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Very Good Jacket condition Very Good Edition First Edition Binding Hardcover Publisher The Printing House of Leo Hart Place of Publication Rochester, NY, Book Edition: First Edition.

8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 94 pp. Photographic illustrations throughout, appendix is a "Section of Isaiah Thomas's Account of Stock, ," index; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt spine, dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket chipped, spine toned. Very Good. Isaiah Thomas () was an American newspaper publisher, author, and printer.

Thomas was the first to read the. The History of Reading at the American Antiquarian Society begins not with a place, but with a person by the name of Isaiah Thomas. In the course of history Isaiah Thomas (–) has been called many things: printer, patriot, philanthropist, bibliophile, author of the first book on printing in America (it was titled History of Printing and appeared in), and, of course, founder of AAS.

New York: The Printing House of Leo Hart, 8vo. red cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 94 pages. Background Notes. These images relate to the business and process of printing in Isaiah Thomas's time.

They include pictures of Isaiah Thomas's first press, "Old No. 1," which now resides in Antiquarian Hall at the American Antiquarian Society, as well as woodcuts from nineteenth-century books.

Background Notes. Thomas continued running his printing business untilwhen he passed it on to his son, Isaiah Thomas, Jr. In his retirement, Isaiah Sr. devoted his energies to writing A History of Printing in America, first published in?, and founding the American Antiquarian Society, established in 1.

His journals were kept in almanacs, and they now reside in the collections of. As one of this series, a biography of Isaiah Thomas by Clifford K. Shipton, Isaiah Thomas, Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist,was published recently.

Shipton is librarian of the American Antiquarian Society of which Isaiah Thomas was founder and first president. We think of bookstore chains—Barnes and Noble, Brentanos, Walden Books, or the defunct Borders—as recent phenomena.

But, the roots of franchised bookselling lie deep in American publishing history. A case can be made that late eighteenth century publisher-printer Isaiah Thomas, of Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, was the originator of the bookstore : David Emblidge.

Visbeck, who named the store after Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary-era printer and philanthropist and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, often engages with his customers as they shop in his store, browsing through pop-up books like "The Chronicles of Narnia," "Alice in Wonderland" and the "The Jungle Book," re-imagined by paper.

For more on Isaiah Thomas’s career, see Clifford Shipton, Isaiah Thomas, Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist, (Rochester, N.Y., ). Title page of George Richards Minot’s The History of the Insurrections in Massachusetts, in the yearand of the Rebellion Consequent Thereon, copy 1 (Worcester, Mass., ).

Clifford K. Shipton, Isaiah Thomas: Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist (New York: Leo Hart, ). Spreading News of the War. Eric Foner, Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (New York: Oxford University Press, ).

The history of printing in America: with a biography of printers & an account of newspapers by Isaiah Thomas (Book); Isaiah Thomas, printer, patriot and philanthropist, by Clifford Kenyon Shipton (Book); Isaiah Thomas, printer, writer & collector; a paper read Apbefore the Club of Odd Volumes by Charles L Nichols (Book).

Publishing the Declaration of Independence; Robin Shields, reference librarian of the Serial and Government Publications Division, discusses "Publishing the Declaration of Independence," focusing on its distribution through early American n newspapers containing the Declaration from the Serial and Government Publication Division’s American newspaper collection are profiled.

A case can be made that late eighteenth century publisher-printer Isaiah Thomas, of Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, was the originator of the bookstore : David Emblidge. Isaiah Thomas. Published by New York Weathervane () Used. Hardcover. Isaiah Thomas. Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist Clifford K.

Shipton. Published by Leo Hart () Neuware - The Book of Isaiah Chronologically Arranged - an amended version with historical and critical introductions and explanatory notes is an. Another non‐Harvard biography, “Isaiah Thomas, Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist, –,” was called “scholarly but never dull” and “suggestive and stimulating” in a 1.

Author(s): Shipton,Clifford Kenyon, Title(s): Isaiah Thomas, printer, patriot and philanthropist, Country of Publication: United States. Isaiah Thomas Invents the Bookstore Chain Isaiah Thomas Invents the Bookstore Chain Emblidge, David Pub Res Q () –64 DOI /s David Emblidge Published online: 20 January Springer Science+Business Media, LLC Abstract We think of bookstore chains—Barnes and Noble, Brentanos, Walden Books, or the defunct.

Isaiah Thomas, Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist, by Clifford K. Shipton (pp. ) Review by: Lester J. Cappon DOI: /Biographical details for Isaiah Thomas come from Thomas’s A History of Printing in America (New York, ); Clifford K. Shipton, Isaiah Thomas: Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist, (Rochester, New York, ); and Three Autobiographical Fragments of Isaiah Thomas (Worcester, ).The specific approach for our investigation of printing in colonial and early republican Boston will be “Cultures in Contact,” with special focus on the following three issues: (1) the consequences of literacy for Puritan relations with Native Americans; (2) the publishing, or “making public,” of .