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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 3

25th April, 1889

25th April, 1889.

Mr A. D. Willis is in our city on business connected with his firm. After years spent on the production of playing-cards, Mr Willis has at last found the philosophers' stone (I wonder if it is the litho. stone?), by which, in conjunction with his patent for cutting circular-cornered cards, he is able to sell his cards at 1/- per pack. His card is quite equal any imported, and aided by the high duty on the English article, our enterprising printer's business should « boom. » Most of Typo's readers have probably noticed Mr Willis's views in ehromo-lithography of the leading cities, towns, and places of our colony. Mr Willis is now bringing out these pictures in a large portfolio, with letterpress descriptive of the places. Mr Edward Wakefield is the writer of the text, and I understand that the work will shortly be published.