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Day, John

Record IDcni00031601
Biographical Data1522 - 1584
Last Edit2017-03-24

General Note

1548 - 1550 auch zs. mit W. Seres
Engl. Drucker v. religiösen Werken u. Gesangbüchern

More Information

Further Biographical Data1522-23.07.1584
Dates of Activity1546-1584
ActivityBuchhändler (1546 - 1584)
Drucker (1546 - 1584)
Personen zu Buchwissenschaft, Buchhandel (2.2p) (sswd)
Buchdrucker (gnd)
Drucker (gnd)
Geographic NoteGroßbritannien
GB (iso3166)
Sign, Mark, Device etc."An emblematic device of a heart purified in a crucible. The crucible is heated by a fire which rests upon a tile bearing the word Christus and supported by two hands emerging from clouds. To the wrists are fastened chains attached to a sphere, on a band about which are the Zodiacal symbols. Below it, the sun in glory. On the forehead of the sun the letter G: at the sides the initials of Thomas Gibson. On a scroll the words Horum charitas. (ɑ) With G on the sun's forehead, and T. G. at the sides. Passed to John Day at an unknown date. (β) The letters T. G. removed, together with the greater part of the G on the sun's forehead. Probably passed to Robert Waldegrave c. 1584. Perhaps passed into the hands of Thomas East in 1603, and from him to Thomas Snodham in 1609." – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 83] Image; Image; Description
Sign, Mark, Device etc."An ornament with the arms of Edward VI between two pillars, at the base of which are the letters I. D., the initials of the printer John Day. (ɑ) As figured, with E. R. (β) The date voided and the E of E. R. replaced by M. (ɣ) "Again altered"." – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 115] Image; Description
Sign, Mark, Device etc."Compartment with the Royal Arms at top, and, at foot, a boy waking another; the motto Arise, for it is day: sometimes with E. R. in type at top. (ɑ) With motto as figured. (β) The motto cut out. ? Passed to John Windet or Richard Day, c. 1584." – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 116] Image
Sign, Mark, Device etc.A cut of the Resurrection. – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 124] Image; Description
Sign, Mark, Device etc.Emblematic cut of an old man displaying a skeleton to a younger one with the words Et si mors, indies accelerat. From the skeleton issues a tree with the motto on a ribbon Vivet tamen post funera virtus. In the lower left-hand corner the initials I. D. – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 128] Image; Description
Sign, Mark, Device etc.Portrait of John Day, the printer, dated 1562. – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 145] Image; Description
Sign, Mark, Device etc.Ornament (? head-piece of a compartment), with a mask in centre and two fat boys holding pens, or palms, at sides: below them the letters I. D., presumably standing for the name of John Day. At the top E. B., perhaps the engraver. – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 152] Image; Description
Sign, Mark, Device etc.Arms: ermine, on a chief indented two eaglets; crest, out of a ducal coronet an eagle rising ermine; motto: Mihi Vita Christus. – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 200] Image; Description
Sign, Mark, Device etc.Framed device of Christ rising from the tomb, a palm branch in his hand, and treading upon a skeleton signifying death, and a dragon signifying the devil. About it, Confidite vici m?d? . Ioa . 16 : Vbi tua mors victoria? 1 . Cor : 15 : Conteret caput tu? . Gen . 3 : Ero morsus inferni tuus . Oze . 13. Above and below, Jesus Christus. Probably passed to John Windet in 1584. Probably passed to William Stansby in 1611. – Printer''s Device [McKerrow Device No. 208] Image; Description
Online RessourceMcKerrow
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Place of Activity

Place of ActivityLondon (1547 - 1584)
London; The Resurrection, St. Sepulchre's Parish, a little above Holborn Conduit (1547 - 1549)
London; Aldersgate, beneath St. Martin's (1549)
London; At the little Conduit in Chepeside (1549 - 1553)
London (1546 - 1584)
Zürich (1550)

Related Entries

SuccessorDay, Richard
son; co-patentee
See alsoDay, John
Personal name record


HeadingDay, John
used in: Bibliography of books published in German-speaking countries in 16th century (VD 16), Munich (Germany); Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands, Den Haag (Netherlands); Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany)
Day, John
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany
Variant NameDaius, Johannes
Day, John (Drucker)
Daye, Jan
Daye, John
Dayus, Johannes
I. D.


Found inMcKerrow. — STC. — Duff: Hand-Lists of English Printers ... Pt. 4. — Riemann. — DNB
Imprint SourcesA declaration of the Masse, the fr... / Antoine Marcourt, 1547
De heylighe Spaensche inquisitie, met haer loosh... / By Reynaldus Gonsalvus Montan., 1569
Hondert psalmen Dauids. / By J. Utenhove, 1561
The newe Testament faythfully tran..., 1550