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Re: [BKARTS] Emending Printer's Ornament, c. 1660-1670s



I don't know about historicly, but I have been slashing and
hacking ornaments with graver, miterer and saw to make them
what I want since I was eight years old. I got into real dutch
trouble the first time I did it, but my grand-father thought
the effect I got was worth the cost of the type.

That is fifty two years for anyone trying to count that high on
their fingers.

MayKitten
--- Maureen E Mulvihill <mulvihill@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello, colleagues -
>
> Might anyone on the List kindly direct me to a discussion, in
> any medium, on the rather common practice, I take it, of
> 17thC English printers emending (i.e., altering, restyling)
> and then reusing earlier ornaments? I'm seeking documented
> instances of this practice, circa 1660s-1670s.
>
> Though I've been deep into Irishwomen's political writings
> (pre-1800) these last few years, a colleague has recently
> taken me back to an interesting situation of an anonymous
> printer who evidently reconfigured a pre-existing ornament of
> possibly the 1630s or '40s for use as a factotum on a
> privately-published (even unauthorized) broadsheet poem of
> 1679, addressed to Charles II on the Popish Plot. (In such a
> treacherous climate, there was special handling indeed of
> certain content at all levels of literary production, from
> authorship and presswork to product transmission.)
>
> I've been casting a wide net on the matter, with some good
> catches, to date; and I hasten to thank several specialists,
> including graphic arts practitioners, who've already
> responded, earlier this month.
>
> Kindly reply off list for further details & with your
> thoughts, musings, direction, etc.
>
> Cordial regards and 'Happy Summer,' all,
>
> Maureen E. Mulvihill
> Princeton Research Forum
> Princeton, NJ.
> mulvihill@xxxxxxxxxx
>
> http://www.millersville.edu/~resound/ephelia/
>
> www.yeatssociety.org/coole.html
>
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