Printed and manuscript indenture recording the apprenticeship of Arthur Pulsford to Frederick Dunster, Bookseller, Stationer, Printer, &c., of Lyme Regis, Dorset, for a period of seven years, beginning November 21, 1864. INDENTURE.
Printed and manuscript indenture recording the apprenticeship of Arthur Pulsford to Frederick Dunster, Bookseller, Stationer, Printer, &c., of Lyme Regis, Dorset, for a period of seven years, beginning November 21, 1864.

Bookselling for a Shilling and Sixpence per Week

Printed and manuscript indenture recording the apprenticeship of Arthur Pulsford to Frederick Dunster, Bookseller, Stationer, Printer, &c., of Lyme Regis, Dorset, for a period of seven years, beginning November 21, 1864.


Condition: Creased where it was once folded; in very good condition.
Book ID: 28785

Physical Description

Broadside on vellum, 24.5 x 35 cm. With a Lyme Regis seal and stamp.

Comments

"This Indenture witnesseth that Arthur Pulsford of Lyme Regis doth put himself Apprentice to Frederick Dunster, Bookseller, Stationer, Printer, &c., of Lyme Regis, County of Dorset to . . . Apprentice in the Art of Bookselling, Stationery and Printing . . . from the 21st day of November, 1864.” The indenture agreed to and signed by Arthur Pulsford, Frederick Dunster and a witness, was for seven years and did not include the customary room and board, the standard terms of which are printed on the document, but have been canceled in dark ink on this one. Pulsford’s pay was to be one shilling and sixpence per week. After Pulsford completed the terms of his indenture, Frederick Dunster wrote on the verso of the document: “This is to certify that the within named Arthur Pulsford has well and faithfully served the within named term of Apprenticeship and has represented himself to the entire satisfaction of his Master. Signed F. Dunster / 21st Nov. 1871.” Frederick Dunster, and Daniel Dunster before him, began printing and bookselling in Lyme Regis around 1835 and continued for at least 80 years. Their last imprint recorded in OCLC is dated 1914. Their specialty was guidebooks, local history, memoirs, municipal reports and occasional poetry.

Price: $675.00

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