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This reproduction of the title page of The History of the Art of Printing printed by James Watson in 1713 is included in the last chapter (Judges) of the “Pentateuch of Printing.”

The History of the Art of Printing, Containing an Account of It’s Invention and Progress in EUROPE: with The Names of the Famous Printers, The Places of Their Birth, And the Works printed by Them. AND A Preface by the Publisher TO The PRINTERS in Scotland.


Printed by James Watson. Sold at his Shop, opposite to the Lucken-Booths; and at the Shops of David Scot in the Parliament-Close, and George Stewart a little above the Cross. M.DCC.XII.


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