Order Nr. 128890 A PAIR ON PRINTING. Richards Atkyns, William Caslon.


(Bird & Bull Press).

Introductions by Carey S. Bliss.

  • North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1982.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth, paper spine label.
  • 141 pages.

Price: $30.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 128890

One of 500 copies (Heaney A33). Prospectus loosely inserted. A fine copy. This is the first reprinting in facsimile of two important first books on printing in English. The first is Atkyns' The Original and Growth of Printing(1664) which is the first book devoted to the subject of printing; the second is William Caslon's first type specimen book, also the first English type specimen book. Carey Bliss, the curator of rare books at the Huntington Library, has written introductions for both books.