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Title: Early English Printing. A Series of Facsimiles of all the Types used in England during the XVth century, with some of those used in the Printing of English Books Abroad. With An Introduction By E. Gordon Duff.
Description: London: Kegan Paul Trench Trubner and Co, 1896. 0. Whole page facsimiles of every fifteenth-century English type. Reproductions full size. Plates described separately. Included are: William Caxton, Wynkyn de Worde, Julian Notary, Lettou and Machlinia, Printer of the Caoursin Siege of Rhodes, Richard Pynson, the Oxford Press, the St. Albans Press, and foreign printers. Limited Edition of three hundred copies, of which this is number 269. Each sheet measures:15.25" by 11.50". 80 LOOSE FOLIO SHEETS. pp.8/pp.40 (Introductory essay) + 40 loose plates . In a hardback clam-shell box (16.25" x 12.50" x 1.00"). Externally sound with marks and wear to the edges. Red leather title label and library reference number to spine. Internally, the plates are loosely inserted, together with the printed essay. The plates are bright and generally clean, with a few small marginal marks. With an introductory essay by Edward Gordon Duff, description of each of the plates, and a table of the English print type, bright and clean aside from the handling marks and small edge tears. Title and first plate with Purple library stamp (and blind stamp) for: "City Of Leeds free Public Libraries" and dated: " 21 Oct. 1899". Overall: VG . *** "Duff, Edward Gordon (1863-1924), bibliographer. Mrs Rylands appointed him her librarian. He had the task of cataloguing her books (including the Spencer library) advising on new purchases, organizing the collection, and supervising its transfer to the new John Rylands Library in Manchester. The library opened in 1900, but Duff resigned shortly afterwards, having quarrelled with the trustees. He never took another permanent job, but supported himself with freelance work (he catalogued books for the London booksellers Pearson & Co.), with academic appointments (he was Sandars reader in bibliography at Cambridge in 1899, 1904, and 1911), and with the income from his books. Duff's first work, Early Printed Books, was published in 1893, followed by Early English Printing in 1896. His works on early printing included two textbooks, The Printers, Stationers and Bookbinders of Westminster and London from 1476 to 1535 (1906) and The English Provincial Printers, Stationers and Bookbinders to 1557 (1912), a biographical dictionary, A Century of the English Book Trade, 1457-1557 (1905), and a bibliography, twenty-eight years in the making, of Fifteenth Century English Books (1917). A work on armorial book-stamps remained unpublished. Duff regarded bibliography as a science: his work set new standards of accuracy. He was scathing in his criticism of colleagues whose work did not match these standards." - DNB.

Keywords: Kegan Paul Trench Trubner and Co. Duff, E. Gordon Early English Printing. A Series of Facsimiles of All the Types History: : 19th Century

Price: GBP 160.00 = appr. US$ 228.48 Seller: Chilton Books
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