When the pressman has not distributed his balls, some splotches of ink may lie on one or both of them, which in beating he delivers upon the form, so that the sheet printed on has a black blotch on it, which blotch is called a Monk — M.
The same effect will take place also with rollers, if care be not taken to roll them backwards and forwards, as well as crossways on the inking table.
From A Dictionary of the Art of Printing, by William Savage, London, 1841.
Woman with bonnet.
Tony Johannot, from Mes prisons (My prisons), by Silvio Pellico, Paris, 1843.
(Source: Old Book Illustrations)
Bombardment of Strasbourg, August 1870.
Jules Férat, from Histoire de la Révolution de 1870-71 (History of the revolution of 1870-71), installment 6, by Jules Claretie, Paris, 1871.
The banks of the Elorn River (Brittany).
From number 767 of L’Illustration, on 7 November 1857.
from Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, by A. Dumas, Paris, 1862.
From Dictionnaire encyclopédique Trousset, Paris, 1886 - 1891.