John Imison

John Imison (died 16 August 1788), was an English mechanic and printer. Imison operated in Manchester during the years 1783-85 as a clock and watchmaker, optician, and printer.

Henry Lemoine stated that "among other pursuits he made some progress in the art of letter-founding, and actually printed several small popular novels at Manchester, with woodcuts cut by himself." He printed ''Drill Husbandry Perfected'', by the Rev. James Cooke (c. 1783), ''The History of the Lives, Acts, and Martyrdoms of … Blessed Christians'', with cuts (1785), and a pamphlet on ''The Construction and Use of the Barometer or Weather Glass''. His best work was considered to have been ''The School of Arts, or an Introduction to Useful Knowledge'', 1785. A portion of this was separately issued as ''A Treatise on the 'Mechanical Powers' '' London, 1787. Second editions of both came out in 1794, and there were subsequent issues of the ''School of Arts'' in 1803, entitled ''Elements of Science and Art'', and later in 1807 and 1822.

Imison died in London on 16 August 1788. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Imison, John
Published 1787
printed for the author, and sold by R. Jameson, No. 227, Strand, Near Temple-Bar

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by Imison, John
Published 1790
printed for the author, and sold by J. Murray, Fleet-Street

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by Imison, John
Published 1787
printed by W. Robins, No 63, Barbican; and sold by the author, No 58, Hay-Market; W. Nicholl, No 51, St. Paul's Church Yard; W. Lowndes, No 77, Fleet Street; Elliot, Kay, & Co. No 332, Strand, opposite Somerset Place; J. Ridgeway, No 196, Piccadilly; and by all booksellers in town and coutry

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by Imison, John
Published 1787
printed for the author, and sold by J. Murray, Bookseller, No 32, Fleet-Street

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by Imison, John
Published 1785
printed for the author, and sold by J. Murray, Fleet-Street