TENTOONSTELLING VAN HULPMIDDELEN VOOR DEN BOEKHANDEL.
First edition by J. Brandt & Zoon, Amsterdam. An exhibition catalogue of book arts examples including paper, printing, methods of illustrations, color work, bookbinding, etc. Includes catalogue entries for 151 different booksellers and bookmakers in the Netherlands. The fascinating part of the book is the advertising section which is 134 pages long and contains examples of the entire range of printing and illustration work by the important businesses of the day. Each example is a standard size and was printed for the catalogue. Highly detailed, multi-colored printing with fine typography and design. Minor foxing on preliminary pages.
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A TRIP TO PARIS IN JULY & AUGUST 1799.
by Twiss, Richard
One of 120 copies. Richard Twiss (1747-1821) was an 18th century travel writer of some renown. He went out of his way to stir up controversy as the resulting publicity increased the sale of his books. His second book, A tour of Ireland in 1775, full of disparaging remarks, sneers and ridicule, earned him universal dislike in the country, but made the book a best-seller. Irish anger was visibly expressed by the production and sale of thousands of chamberpots ("Twiss-pots") with a picture of Twiss printed on the bottom.
In 1793, he published A Trip to Paris in July and August, 1792, which is the basis for the present book. Twiss' tendency to be overly-critical appears here and there in the Paris book, but alongside the mundane details of transport, sight-seeing, food and lodging and currency exchange, which all travelers want to know, he is on the ground reporting the bloody events of a violent revolution in progress.
A Trip to Paris is printed on Arches laid paper and quarterbound in morocco with Japanese cloth sides. Four wood engravings by Wesley Bates illustrate the text. Two tipped in specimens and prospectus are also included.