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Typographeum, Being Essays, Mainly Historical, on Printers and Printing, and Including  a Remembrance of A Bookseller, Along with a Personal Narrative by  R. T Risk - Signed First Edition - 1997 - from The Typographeum Bookshop and Biblio.com

Typographeum, Being Essays, Mainly Historical, on Printers and Printing, and Including a Remembrance of A Bookseller, Along with a Personal Narrative

by Risk, R. T

Condition: Fine copy


Francestown: Typographeum, 1997. Limited private press edition. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy. 8vo. Bound by Francis Brown in quarter brown morocco with brown buckram sides. Marbled end-papers. T.e.g. One of 10 lettered copies hand-set and printed letterpress and signed by the author. Preserved in a slip-case. No dust-jacket as issued. Includes an essay about what it may have been like to be a printer in the 15th Century, and two more about important printers from that period: Nicolaus Jenson and Aldus Manutius. There is also a chapter of autobiography, about the author's first years in Francestown. Finally there is a reminiscence of a much loved bookseller, David Low.


  • Bookseller: The Typographeum Bookshop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 00063
  • Title: Typographeum, Being Essays, Mainly Historical, on Printers and Printing, and Including a Remembrance of A Bookseller, Along with a Personal Narrative
  • Author: Risk, R. T
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine copy
  • Quantity available: 2
  • Edition: Limited private press edition. First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0930126556
  • ISBN 13:9780930126551
  • Publisher: Typographeum
  • Place: Francestown
  • Date published: 1997
  • Keywords: Typographeum. R. T. Risk. Private Press. Letterpress printing.
  • Bookseller catalogs: Typographeum;


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