Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4
Remember! Our address is now Wellington, New Zealand. Inland postage charged on all re-directed papers and correspondence—a heavy tax.
« A thing of beauty and a joy for ever » is the American Bookmaker. Colonial printers should subscribe to it. We are sorry to say that many of them know no difference between bookwork and daily-newspaper composition.
We were in error in stating in a late issue that the biography of Mr John Bellows in the Inland Printer was copied from the Effective Advertiser. The biographies are published by arrangement almost simultaneously in the two papers.
Caslon's Circular, No. 53, contains specimens of novelties (noted elsewhere), and an appreciative memorial paragraph relating to two old and faithful servants of the firm, lately departed—George Aylard, born 1814, who worked for sixty years in the foundry; and Frederick Gold, who had seen thirty years' service with the firm. We note that an index to the Circular, Nos. 1-52, may now be obtained. It is not long since we had our file bound into two beautiful volumes: 1-21, 1875-80, and 22-42, 1880-86. If we had known!
The Inland Printer for April contains a fine portrait and brief biography of the late William H. Bushnell, « journalist, author, poet, » who died on the 1st March, in his 67th year. Mr Bushnell was a frequent and valued contributor to the Inland Printer. There is also an engraving of the new buildings for the rising New York paper, the World. The height is over 300 feet, the building contains eighteen stories, and the entrance-arch is 78 feet high and 30 wide. The compositors are on the thirteenth floor, and the literary staff on the eighteenth, in a great dome, fifty feet in diameter. On the flat roof surrounding the dome is the art department, including a photographic gallery, and a restaurant. The machines are driven by a 300-horse-power engine, and the whole establishment is lighted by electricity.—The series of biographies of eminent living printers is continued, Mr Thomas Hailing, of Cheltenham, being the subject for the current month.
Lively and original as ever comes the Artist Printer, No. 11. One more issue will complete the first volume, which we will want to bind—but the deficient numbers have not yet turned up.