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TYPOGRAPHIA, OR THE PRINTER'S INSTRUCTOR INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING. With Biographical Notices of the Printers of England, from Caxton to the Close of the Sixteenth Century: a Series of Ancient and Modern Alphabets, ...
London, England: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1824. 32mo. Volume 1 original quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine label; Volume 2 contemporary half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. (xiv), xii, 610, 10; (iv), iv, 664, (16) pages. 2 volumes. First edition (Bigmore and Wyman I, 371; Hart 68). Volume 1 is the royal 8vo edition and Volume II is the 8vo edition. One of the larger paper copies with "large paper" printed on the label of the original binding. Also with borders around text. With attractive frontispiece and title page decorations. One of the most famous of the English printers' manuals. First volume includes listing of the members of the Roxburghe Club, pedigree of the Spencer family, preface by the publisher, general index, index of English printers and books. Second volume includes advertisement, table of contents, general index, and a poetic work "The Origin of Printing." Covers of Volume 1 separating from text., rubbed and scuffed at edges, label torn. Volume 2 rubbed and scuffed at edges, foxing on endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of Volume 2.
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