This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book
(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1908 Excerpt: ...L. Humfredo, ' issued by him in the same year,
there are some Hebrew verses in characters from wooden types.
Parker informed Burghley, 13 Nov. 1573, that the lives of Day and
his wife had been threatened by one Asplin, 'a printer to
Cartwrighte's booke.' Day and Toy, the binder, had been zealous in
searching out the obnoxious books proclaimed 11 June previous. In
the famous representation made about August 1577 to Elizabeth, on
the part of tho stationers and printers, complaining of'
priuilidges granted to privatt persons, ' Day is stated to nave
'the printinge of A B C; and catechismes, with the sole selling of
them by the collour of a commission. These bookes weare the onelie
relief of the porest sort of that companie' (ib.i. 111). He held
the license for the Psalms in metre and ABC from the Earl of
Leicester. The privileges were found so irksome that certain
printers combined to produce and circulate some popular books, nud
Roger Ward proceeded to print ten thousand copies of the ABC with
Day's mark. From this arose the Star-chamber case of Day v. Ward, 7
Feb. to 10 July 1582 (--. ii. 19, 753-69). In his report, December
1582, on the printing patents of 1558-82, Christopher Barker q. v.
complains of the abridgment of his own patent by those of Day and
Seres, and states that the former has license for the ' Psalmes in
meeter... which, being a parcel of the church service, properly
belongeth to me.... The small catechisme... belongeth to me also,
which Master Jugge solde to Master Daye' (ib. i. 115-10). Among all
those who yielded up copyright?, 8 Jan. 1584, for the use of the
poor of the Stationers' Company, Day was by far tlie most liberal,
giving no fewer than thirty-six (ib. ii. 787). Day fully deserves
the praise of Dibdin, that' there are ver.
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