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Paper stock ledger, used in the printing office of the elder and younger William Bowyer

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MS. Don. b. 4

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Paper stock ledger, used in the printing office of the elder and younger William Bowyer, 1717-73. The entry of work undertaken is in many hands, and is not in chronological order. A thumb index of authors or titles is at fols. ii-xxvi. See H. Davis, 'Bowyer's paper stock ledger', The Library, 5th series, 6 (1951), 73-87.

(fols. 210-83 are blank)

Dates

  • 1717-1773

Extent

289 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. b. 4, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. b. 4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16755

Overview

Paper stock ledger, used in the printing office of the elder and younger William Bowyer

Biographical / Historical

William Bowyer the elder, 1663-1737, and William Bowyer the younger, 1699-1777, were printers in London.

Custodial History

The main object of the Friends of the Bodleian, a society founded in 1925, was the provision of an income for the purchase of rare books and manuscripts, supplementary to the amount allocated by the Library from its ordinary funds. Manuscripts bought by the Friends, and, since 1957, by Bodley's American Friends, or given through them, are shelfmarked MS. Don. In this section the abbreviation FOB has been used for the Friends of the Bodleian and BAF for Bodley's American Friends.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from W. H. Robinson Ltd. and given by Friends of the Bodleian, 1932.

Physical Facet

Calf, rebacked
Title
Paper stock ledger, used in the printing office of the elder and younger William Bowyer
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow.
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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