NUMISMATA TYPOGRAPHICA, THE MEDALLIC HISTORY OF PRINTING. William Blades.

NUMISMATA TYPOGRAPHICA, THE MEDALLIC HISTORY OF PRINTING.

(Bird & Bull Press).
  • Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1992.
  • 4to.
  • cloth, paper spine label.
  • (xxviii), 144 pages, xxiv plates.

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 34434

Reprint, limited to 300 copies (Berger A52). Foreword by Henry Morris. The rarest work by this great 19th century scholar-printer. It took over eight years for Blades to research and write this book, which first appeared in monthly installments in The Printers' Register, then was published as a book in 1883. Anyone who collects printing medals will be amazed at the accuracy and depth of Blades' research in this area as this is probably the best book on the subject. Lists 259 medals. Illustrated with 24 plates describing the medals. Prospectus loosely inserted.