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[Specimen of miniature lithographic printing by the lithographic printer James Miller of Glasgow]

Author James Miller
Title [Specimen of miniature lithographic printing by the lithographic printer James Miller of Glasgow]
Imprint Glasgow: James Miller
Date of Publication 1828
Language English
Notes This small sheet of paper (9 cm square) comprises an outer ring of text containing a list of the items printed in miniature: The Lord's Prayer, the Creed, the 133rd psalm [etc. ] ... being betwixt 2000 and 3000 letters written in the compass of a sixpence by J. Miller lithographic printer Glasgow. 1828; and an inner, sixpence-sized, circular block of text containing the aforementioned texts as well as a drawing of the Glasgow city arms in the centre. The lithographic printing process, discovered in 1798, reached Scotland in the 1810s and the first recorded lithographic printer in Scotland was in business by 1819/1820. James Miller, active in Glasgow between 1825 and 1840, was regarded as one of the best exponents of the process, known for his "consummate skill in selecting and training staff ... several of the finest lithographers in Scotland first learned their art in his establishment" (Schenk).
Shelfmark AP.1.217.20
Reference Sources David H.J. Schenck "Directory of the lithographic printers of Scotland 1820-1870" Edinburgh, 1999
Acquired on 06/01/17
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