TRADE TOKENS OF BRITISH AND AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS & BOOKMAKERS, WITH SPECIMENS OF ELEVEN ORIGINAL TOKENS STRUCK ESPECIALLY FOR THIS BOOK.
- Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1989.
- quarter morocco leather with paper-covered sides and leather spine label.
- 83, (3) pages. Accompanied by a heavy die-cut board folder containing 11 different copper tokens minted by individual booksellers & bookmakers especially for this book, all enclosed in a slipcase.
Price: $250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 133743
First edition. Limited to 300 numbered copies, 250 of which are for sale (Berger A47). Morris provides a history of these tokens that includes many illustrated reproductions as well as a bibliography of all known British and American examples. The participants include seven booksellers including Oak Knoll Books, the Bird & Bull Press, one marbler, one bookbinder and one papermaker. A fascinating book textually, as well as a fine example of private press printing. With facsimile letter from Longman loosely inserted. Spine lightly sunned, else fine.
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