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Tokens of the Eighteenth Century Connected with Booksellers & Bookmakers (Authors, Printers, Publishers, Engravers and Paper Makers)

by Longman, W

Condition: Fine condition/No jacket, as issued


Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1970. Appears unread. Fine condition. NO fading. Bright, clean, square and tight. NOT a library discard. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are fresh and crisp -- apparently never read. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. 1970 reprint of the 1916 original. Limited to 299 numbered copies. Illustrated with 78 photos of 39 tokens (both obverse and reverse), portraits, engravings of early bookshops, printshops, etc. This is an account of these tokens and the 18th century businessmen (including James Lackington) who used them for advertising and promotion. Bound in the original gilt-stamped blue cloth.. 1970 reprint, Limited to 299 copies. Hardcover. Fine condition/No jacket, as issued. 8vo. 90pp. + 12 plates.


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