- London: B. Crosby and Co., 1808.
- thick 8vo.
- contemporary half calf stamped in gilt
- xviii, 530, (48) pages.
Price: $1,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 30686
Enlarged edition of the sixth English printer's grammar which was first published in 1755. (Appleton p.67; St. Bride Cat. p.870; Bigmore & Wyman III,403). Containing a Concise History of the Art, with the Improvements in the Practice of Printing, for the last Fifty Years. With a history of printing mostly taken from Moxon and Luckcombe with the addition of some new text and a practical discussion of all facets of producing the printed book. Included are twenty-eight pages of printer's ornaments by Fry and Steele, thirty-two pages of type specimens by the same firm and others by Caslon and Catherwood. Stower also has sections on printing ink, the different types of printing presses, lists of typefounders, printer's joiners and an abstract of acts relative to printers.
Rebacked half leather over decorated paper boards. Frontis has been lined. Spine sunned. Leather has been lightly spotted on covers and spine, else near fine.