The letters in the alphabets of the different nations

vary in number from 12 to 202. The Sandwich Islanders have the first named number, the Burmese 19, Italian 20, Ben­ galese 21, Hebrew, Syrian, Chaldean, and Samaritan 22 each, Latin 26, Greek 24, Ger­ man, Dutch, and English 26 each, Spanish and Slavonic 27 each, Arabian 28, Persian and Coptic 32, Georgian 35, Armenian 38, Russian 41, old Muscovite 43, and Sanskrit and many other Oriental languages have 50 each. Ethio­pian and Tartarian have 2O2 each.

Taken from Gesta Typographica by Chas. Jacobi, 1897, page 22.

The Length of Literary Copyright

*

Henry Stephens, Stephanus, or Étienne

[The Vatican’s Printing Press]

Benvenue

Richard Pynson

Some Numerals

John Gutenberg

Stereotyping

The first work printed in Germany in the Roman characters

John Fust, or Faust

The first work in the English language

The Length of Literary Copyright

The letters in the alphabets of the different nations

Henry Stephens, Stephanus, or Étienne

Robert Stephens

Charles Stephens

Henry Stephens

Robert Stephens

Francis Stephens

Balls

The Stationers’ Company

Benjamin Franklin

The paper duty