1799.051: Advertising Handbill for Blandford Press.
Full Title: Printing-office, Petersburgh. G. Douglas having opened a printing-office, furnished with a complete set of types and the necessary materials, is ready to undertake any kind of printing work ... Sept. 1, 1799.
Author: Douglas, George (1744-1828).
Place Issued: Petersburg
Issuing Press: George Douglas
Description: 1 sheet [2 pgs.]; (broadside, printed recto and verso).
Initial notice of the Petersburg partnership of Ross & Douglas; Ross was simply a merchant, while Douglas was a printer and bookbinder.. On the recto side, the sheet carries the above notice for Douglas's printing shop – known as the Blandford Press – with a blank space at bottom for written receipt for goods "Bought of Ross & Douglas." On the verso side, it carries an advertisement for their book and stationery store, listing the types of books, stationery items, numerous sundries, binding services, and medicines available in the store.
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