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The Description and Explanation of a "Universal Character;" or, Manner of Writing
Printed by J. Hollway Engraver and Copper Plate Printer Bath: Printed by J. Hollway, Engraver and Copper-Plate Printer. [1830]. First. First edition. Quarto. [52] pp. With 20 numbered plates (including one folded) and 17 unnumbered plates. Collated and complete. A curious collection of lithographic plates drawn and printed by Joseph Hollway, depicting an early pasigraphic writing scheme, with his engraved bookplate on the front pastedown. A made-up copy, presumably by Hollway, with the first two plates transposed and one letterpress leaf (pp. 23-24) out of numerical order so that the letterpress descriptions follow the order of plates. Professionally re-backed in period-style calf with antique laid paper endleaves, original marbled paper boards and calf corners, title in gilt on a raised leather spine label. A very good copy with rubbing to the boards and moderate wear to the edges and corners, and light toning to the text pages and plates. Scarce. OCLC locates only 12 copies. .
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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