London, England: Coptic Press, 1965. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 48 pages. "Nineteenth Century Initials, Ornaments, and Borders: Part Two." Note on contents by the editor, Black and white illustrations of numerous initials and title pages. READ MORE
London, England: Coptic Press, 1965. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 63+(1) pages. "Nineteenth Century Initials, Ornaments, and Borders: Part Three." Note on contents by the editor, Black and white illustrations of numerous pictorial ornaments, borders, and vignettes. READ MORE
Wylam: Allenholme Press, 1965. large 12mo. paper wrappers. 12 pages. Printed for private circulation to the Printing Historical Society and the Rounce & Coffin Club. A note on William Davison, printer in Alnwick in the first half of the 19th century, illustrated with reproductions of some of Davison's caricatures. READ MORE
With a Type-facsimile of John Bell's first Type Specimen, 1788.
Portland, ME: Southworth-Anthoensen Press (But Printed by The Meriden Gravure Co. in 1965 for the Heritage of the Graphic Arts). 1939. 8vo. paper wrappers. 20, (8) pages. With a Type-facsimile of John Bell's first Type Specimen, 1788. Limited to 250 copies. READ MORE
Exibition, Chapin Library Williams College
Williamstown: n.p., 1970. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. ii, 10 pages. Exibition, Chapin Library Williams College. Exibition designed to exploit the Chapin Library's collection of important exmaples in the history of printing produced in various countries. Features a selection of sixty-nine items representative of English printing, 1478-1969, from William Caxton to Stanley Morison. One of 1,500 copies printed in January, 1970. Light shelf wear and soiling around edges. READ MORE
London: F.C. Avis, 1971. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 100 pages. First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies. An excellent study of the printers' chapel - a predecessor of the modern trade union. Avis writes about the origin and objectives of the Chapel, its organization and membership, meetings, chapel rules, chapel verse and a list of references. Minor jacket chipping. READ MORE
London: Henry Richardson, 1959. large 8vo. cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 112 pages. Second edition. A close look at keeping records for printers. With sample documents. Pastedowns offset onto free endpapers. Front cover scuffed. Spine slightly rubbed. READ MORE
Reprinted from the 1813 and 1816 Editions with an Introduction and Notes by Michael Twyman.
London: Printing Historical Society, 1976. 8vo. cloth. xxiv, (ii), 24 (8 pages of plates), 28, xxv-xl pages. Reprinted from the 1813 and 1816 Editions with an Introduction and Notes by Michael Twyman. Important study. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE
(London): British Library, 2003. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), xiii, (i), 514 pages. Selected Essays. Part of the British Library Studies in the History of the Book series. A collection of essays spanning forty years about books and texts, typography and early printing, history of the book, forgery, books and people, bookselling, and libraries. Introduction by Alan Bell. Includes some illustrations. Very minor shelf wear on book and dust jacket. READ MORE
London: Faber and Faber, (1970). small 8vo. cloth. 104 pages. A study of the problems concerning photocopying material as related to copyright material and copyright proprietors. Postscript by author, and bibliography. Presentation from the author to Sigfred Taubert dated 1970 on free endpaper. READ MORE
Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1936. small 4to. cloth-backed boards. 41+(1) pages. New foreword by Leonard Jay followed by a reprint of Cave's essay on Baskerville first issued in 1922 by J.T. Cheshire & Sons. Arranged and printed by the students at Birmingham School of Printing. Includes a genealogy of the Baskerville family and a reprint of Thomas Baskerville's will (1579). Bottom of front cover stained. READ MORE
Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1773. 8vo. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped spine with five raised bands. vi, 364; 443+(1); (ii), 410 pages with unpaginated index. 3 volumes. Fifth edition (Gaskell 49; Pardoe 127, 146). Preface, list of the contents of each volume, index at conclusion of third volume. First published in 1711, Characteristicks is a collection of five previously-published essays with five newly-written chapters seeking to clarify his earlier thoughts. Shaftesbury (1671-1713) was a.... READ MORE
Chicheley: Paul P.G. Minet, 1973. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxxii, 72 pages and 17 plates and a facsimile of a type specimen in a pocket at the back. Reprinted with additions and corrections to the 1959 edition. The definitive work to-date. Jacket faded along top of back cover. READ MORE
Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1772. 4to. contemporary if not original full leather, gilt rules, five raised bands on spine, all edges gilt. (ii), 364 pages. Text in Latin. Gaskell 46. "Terence" was a second century B.C. Roman playwright inspired by Greek comedy. This work is a collection of his comedies. Front outside joint cracked. Rubbed and scuffed at edges. Endpapers tanned near edges. Foxing on endpapers and title. Previous owner's names on front free endpaper... READ MORE
London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 76 pages, 64 plates. Written to accompany exhibitions and to form a permanent introduction to the subject of Victorian reproductive engravings, the author reveals the technical virtuosity of the Victorian engravers. With an introductory essay and selection of images that throws a great deal of light on what was most acceptable to the Victorians in their own contemporary paintings, as well as on the public... READ MORE
Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing and Graphic Arts, 1993. 8vo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 17 pages. Offset reprint of the original 1935 publication by the City of Birmingham School of Printing. Brief account with excerpts from contemporary documents of one of Dr. Johnson's Lichfield relations. READ MORE
London, England: Bernard Quaritch, 1880, 1884, 1886. 8vo. quarter leather, cloth (Volume I); cloth (Volume II). xii, 449, (3); viii, 412, viii, 115+(1) pages. 2 Volumes. Volumes 2 and 3 are bound together. Introductory comments precede text in all three volumes. Black and white illustrations. Volume II a later edition. Prospectus, portrait of publisher Bernard Quaritch, and newspaper clipping laid in Volume I. Front cover and endpapers separated on Volume I. READ MORE
N.P. n.p., 1823. narrow 4to. disbound. (i), 19 + 1 pages. The bill repealing two acts passed in the 39th, 40th and in the 41st years of the reign of King George III which themselves were repeals of acts passed in the reign of King James I all to do with the use of Horse Hides in the making of Boots and Shoes, and for better prevention of damaging raw hides and skins . These... READ MORE
Introductions by Carey S. Bliss.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. 141 pages. Introductions by Carey S. Bliss. One of 500 copies (Heaney A33). 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... READ MORE
(London, England: James Moran), 1962-4. 8vo. self paper wrappers. variously paginated. Volumes 1 and 2 complete for a total of 8 issues. Lacks Volume 3. A periodical about the history of printing, precursor to the journal published by the Printing Historical Society. Includes articles, correspondence, and book reviews. Black and white illustrations. Tanned at edges. READ MORE