Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 3
Trade Lists and Samples
Trade Lists and Samples.
F. W. Warne & Co., Chandos House, Bedford-st., Strand, London.—Trade List of new books.
C. Schraubstadter, jun., 402 North 3rd-st., St. Louis.—Specimens of work executed by the « Star » engraving process.
Messrs W. & A. K. Johnston, 16 South St. Andrew-st., Edinburgh, and 5 White Hart-st., Warwick Lane, London, E.C.—List of recent publications, chiefly geographical.
Cowan & Co.,38 W. Register-st., Edinburgh and 17 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow.—Stock List and Diary, June 1889. Also Monthly Stock-list, Dunedin Branch, N. Z.
G. Waterton & Co., 56-60 N. Hanover-st., Edinburgh and 8 St. Bride-st., Ludgate circus, London, E.C.—Illustrated wholesale and export list of manufactured stationery.
Queen City Printing Ink Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.—A beautifully-printed specimen-book, neatly bound in cloth, of high-class printing-inks.
Hr. Carl Schlenk, Both near Nuremberg, Bavaria (English agency, 14 Aldersgate-st., London, E.C.)—Price list and specimens of bronzes, accompanied by sample packets.
G. W. Wilson & Co., 2 St. Swithin-st., Aberdeen.—List of series of photographic views of England and Scotland, and illustrated catalogue of photo frames and photo albums.
Mr H. Wilson, representing Messrs Wilsons & Horton, Auckland, has handed us a very beautifully-printed card in four colors and gold, bordered with Berthold's combination rules.
Messrs G. Bullen & Co., 119 Cromer-st., London, W.C.—Parcel of specimens of plain and ornamental types, card-ornaments, &c. A number of very useful series, marked at a low rate. We do not recognize any new or original faces in this excellent collection.
J. M. Huck & Co. (J. Haddon & Co., agents.)—Sample of patent grooved furniture. We have aready described this furniture, by which a form may be tied, locked up, worked off, and unlocked and put away without untying. One of our friends, on seeing the sample, gave an order « right away. » We will be happy to show it to any printers who take interest in labor-saving novelties.
For two consecutive months we have sent out a double number, yet nearly a page of interesting items in type has to stand over from the present issue.
In the libel action brought by Mr O'Brien against the Marquis of Salisbury, a verdict has been given for the defendant. Only on the exploded principle of « the greater the truth the greater the libel, » could any other decision have been given.
Rosa Bonheur, says an English paper, who is still painting with all her old vigor and freshness, is nearing her seventieth year. It is not easy to imagine that the picture of « Scotch Cattle at Rest, » on view at Lefévre's Gallery, is the work of a woman of sixty-seven.
A draper in Vienna, who exhibited a pocket-handkerchief in his window, on which was a portrait of the late Crown Prince, and the date of his death, has been fined for not taking out a licence to sell periodicals, the pocket-handkerchief in question being regarded as equivalent to a newspaper.
A Poverty Bay contemporary says that « Tolago » Bay is the Maori Taraka, the east wind. We may add that this is only a surmise. The best Maori linguists have been unable to decide what Maori word took this form in Cook's journals. No local name approximating to it has been discovered.
We have to thank a contribuor [sic: contributor] in Motueka, Nelson, for some very interesting reminiscences of the office of the late M. Galignani, Paris. It arrived a little late for the present issue, but will appear at an early date. To the same gentleman we are indebted for a well-selected little miscellany entitled Quotations, compiled by himself, and printed in Nelson in 1880.
The Volks Zeitung, which was summarily suppressed by Bismarck, and the editor imprisoned, was the favorite journal of the late Emperor, and had been in existence forty years. The action of the Government was purely arbitrary, no legal process being-resorted to. The paragraph which gave offence was this: « If Bismarck lives five years longer, a free press and free speech will be unknown in Germany. » The Chancellor lost no time in verifying, as far as possible, the editor's forecast.
The following characteristic story is told of the editor of Truth:—He once deceived his father in a very remarkable way. He was supposed to be at Cambridge, but having come privily up to town on some escapade, met his father face to face in the street. « Why, Henry! what are you doing here? » said the astonished parent. « Excuse me, sir, you have the advantage of me! » replied Henry, with an impassive stare, and went on his way, leaving the old man utterly astounded. But as it was important that his visit to London should not be capable of proof, off he went to Cambridge by the first train. The father, being determined to get to the bottom of the matter, followed by a later train to see if his son was absent from college, and there he found the young hopeful, apparently overjoyed to meet him. To his death Mr Labouchere senior believed that he had been misled by an extraordinary resemblance.