The paper duty

. was abolished in 1861.

Taken from Gesta Typographica by Chas. Jacobi, 1897, page 25.

Benjamin Franklin

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The first book printed in Europe

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

The first book printed in Europe

The Stanhope Press

Laurence Coster or Laurent Janszoon Koster

John Baskerille

Foolscap

Joha Baptist Bodoni

The Mazarine Bible.

John Bagford

Printing was introduced into Scotland

William Caxton