A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTING.
Bigmore, E.C. and C.W.H. Wyman
In the long and distinguished history of bibliographical scholarship, few works stand equal to E.C. Bigmore and C.W.H. Wyman's monumental classic, A Bibliography of Printing. The original three volumes were published from 1880 to 1886 by the famed British bookman and publisher, Bernard Quaritch. Quickly recognized as a treasure house of information on books dealing with publishing and the printing arts, this ground-breaking catalogue quickly established itself as the premier bibliography in its field. A new introduction has been written by Henry Morris of Bird & Bull Press. Beautifully illustrated, with hundreds of original woodcuts depicting portraits, printers' marks, topographical scenes, and foliated initials graced many of its thousand-plus pages. Unlike many of its unannotated predecessors, Bigmore and Wymans analytical descriptions give a unique and strong-willed voice to this well-researched book. The original work contained one major drawback: it lacked a comprehensive index. This edition has corrected this oversight. Reprint of the 1880/82/86 three-volume edition with a comprehensive index. Co-published with The British Library.
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> PRINTING HISTORY, SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
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First edition, limited to 210 copies of which this is one of twenty large paper copies (Howes A-271). Abundent chipping along covers of both volumes. With Notes and a Memoir of Sir Edmund Andros by W.H. Whitmore. A very important source guide to the early settling of America and the government of Massachusetts. Sir Edmund Andros (1637-1714) was appointed Governor of the Dominion of New England. His arbitrary rule eventually led to a citizen uprising forcing him to flee for his life in woman's clothing. Stitching broken on all volumes. Covers chipped along edges with back cover missing from volume one.