A HISTORY OF BRITISH CIRCULATING LIBRARIES, THE BOOK LABELS AND EPHEMERA OF THE PAPANTONIO COLLECTION.
Stewart-Murphy, Charlotte A.
Limited to 185 numbered copies. Printed on Arches mouldmade paper by Henry Morris at The Bird & Bull Press. Gives a history of British circulating libraries through the use of the Papantonio collection of library book labels and book related ephemera of the eighteenth and nineteenth century by the noted English collector Sir Ambrose Heal. The author has thoroughly researched the subject and has produced an interesting account of the libraries and the increase of literacy among the poorer classes. With related information on the printers, booksellers, engravers and bookbinders of the period. Illustrations of sixty-four labels, trade cards and prints are included.
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> UNITED STATES, PENNSYLVANIA
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> PAPANTONIO, MICHAEL
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THE DESERT AS DWELLED ON.
by Powell, Lawrence Clark
Limited to 250 copies printed at the Press in the Gatehouse (Bradbury, Dawson, 49). A short book about the Californian desert and its life with seven illustrations by Don Perceval. Printed by William M. Cheney and bound by Bela Blau.