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
With a Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xiii, 69 pages followed by many full page plates. With a Preface by Charles Ryskamp. First edition. Beautifully illustrated history. Jacket price clipped. 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
Birminghamiae (Birmingham), England: Johannis Baskerville (John Baskerville), 1772, 1773. 12mo. bound in uniform period tree calf with differing flower tools to the compartments of each volume, spines gilt ruled and with matching red morocco gilt labels. Page edges pale green. ,215,; ,131,128-214; 217-276pp. 2 volumes. Bound in two volumes, with the third and fourth (final) books of 'Propertii' misbound at the rear of 'De Rerum Natura'. (Gaskell #45 & #50 respectively). The contents are complete... 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
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. Ex library copy with all markings removed. The type specimen facsimile is loosely inserted in a bound in folder in the back. READ MORE
Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1758. 8vo. full contemporary calf, gilt-stamped red labels on spine with five raised bands, stained edges. (xxx), lxix+(i), 390; 416 pages. 2 volumes. First Baskerville edition (Gaskell 4, 5). Preface by the publisher, list of subscribers, biography of Milton, introductory poetic works by Samuel Barrow and Andrew Marvel. Only 1500 copies of Milton's two epic poems were printed by Baskerville in 1758. In the preface to Paradise Lost, Baskerville discusses his... READ MORE
Oxonii: e Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1763. 8vo. original full calf, gilt letter on spine, five raised bands. (iv), 676 pages. First printing of the New Testament in Greek by the Oxford University Press in Baskerville's type. (Gaskell Add.I, p.71). Gaskell says that Oxford authorised 500 copies to be printed and then 2000 to be printed. Curiously, this is the only book that bears Baskerville's name from the year 1763. With the bookplate of Sir Francis Geary... 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