EARLY TYPOGRAPHY. William Skeen.

EARLY TYPOGRAPHY.

  • Colombo, Ceylon: n.p., 1872.
  • 8vo.
  • half red calf with marbled paper covered boards, top edge gilt.
  • (ii), 424, v pages.

Price: $195.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 118366

Revised edition. (See Bigmore & Wyman II, 364 where they note the 48 page first printing and also state that this 1872 edition is usually found with a London imprint but mention the presence of this Ceylon imprint). Skeen was the government printer for Ceylon and used his knowledge of printing practice to "originate several new arguments" on the beginning of printing. B & W call this book "a most creditable specimen of typography." Illustrated. Covers rubbed with wear along edges and hinges. Some pages show an old water stain at top. Old bookplate partially removed.