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Printing came relatively late to Princeton, as it did to New Jersey, because the printing press had been introduced in both Phila. and New York in 1700, and several presses became established in each of these cities. The less-populated colony of New Jersey had little need for printing. Laws and other official publications of the colony could easily be printed in Phila. or New York. Following the establishment of the College of New Jersey (later, Princeton Univ.) in 1746, New York printer James Parker set up the first permanent press in New Jersey in 1754.
Contents: A Tribute to William H. Scheide, by Harold T. Shapiro; “The Same Purposeful Instinct”: Essays in Honor of William H. Scheide, by William P. Stoneman; William H. Scheide as Seen from the Grolier Club, by G. Thomas Tanselle; The Scheide Psalter-Hours, by Adelaide Bennett; The Scheide Gradual, Bernardino de Capris, and Manuscript Painting in Novara, by Edith W. Kirsch; In Defense of Ancient Liberties: Shrewsbury Abbey and the English Constitutional Crisis of 1297, by Don C.
This is the first time the letters between Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas have been published. Shaw, the playwright and socialist, and Douglas, the aristocratic poet and ultraconservative, were antagonists in every way. But in 1931, many years after the downfall of Oscar Wilde -- the scandal with which Douglas’s name is always associated -- Douglas, hoping to boost American sales of his autobiography, asked Shaw to write a preface for it. Shaw refused. The exchange did not end, there, however, but continued for more than a decade, until Douglas died at 74.
The two playlets by Richard Brinsley Sheridan reproduced here, “The Slanderers” and “Sir Peter Teazle,” preserve in its “seminal state” the finest English comedy of the 18th century. They are preserved at the Princeton University Library in the Richard Brinsley Sheridan archive within the Robert H. Taylor Collection, which arrived at Princeton in 1971 and continued to grow. After Mr. Taylor’s purchase in 1982 from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd.
This book was written in 1770, and might thus plausibly claim the distinction of being the “first American novel.” It is an early work of two men who later came to rank among the most important literary figures of the American Revolution and early Republic. Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816) was a distinguished Pennsylvania jurist and politician. Philip Freneau (1752-1832) was the author of anti-British satires during the Revolution, and an anti-Federalist editor working for Jefferson in the early 1790s.