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The Printing World. A Journal Devoted to the Interest of Printing. Vol. II.-Jan. to Dec., 1892. [&] New Series Vol. 1. 1893 - Vol. 2. 1894

By BASSETT (John) Editor

Geo. W. Jones. 1892-94. 3 Vols., 4to, small neat library stamps, coloured and black & white throughout, numerous trade adverts, hinges shaken, orig. cloth.


An Address Delivered at the Celebration by the New York Historical Society, May 20, 1863, of the Two Hundredth Birth Day of Mr. William Bradford, who Introduced the Art of Printing into the Middle Colonies of British America

By WALLACE (John William)

J. Munsell, Albany, N.Y. 1863. Large 8vo, [iv],114pp., limited edition, presentation inscription from the author to George Folsom (lawyer, antiquarian, editor and librarian of AAS and NY Historical Society), 3 large foldout plates, orig. cloth backed boards.


L'Imprimerie, ode Française et Latine, Dédiée au Général baron de Pommereul, Directeur Général de l'Imprimerie et de la Librairie. [In verse]


Dondy-Dupré, Paris. 1812. First Edition, half-title, marbled wrappers, 20pp. Not in Bigmore & Wyman. Ex-library copy, with stamps.


Popular Outlines of the Press, Ancient and Modern: or, a Brief Sketch of the Origin and Progress of Printing, and its Introduction into this Country: with a Notice of the Newspaper Press

By MACINTOSH (Charles A.)

Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt. 1859. First Edition, half-title, xii,224pp., orig. cloth. Bigmore & Wyman II, p.3.


Recherches sur l'Établissement et l'Exercice de l'Imprimerie a Troyes..


A. Chossonnery, Paris. 1873. Third Edition, 200pp., illustrated by a number of facsimiles from books printed at Troyes, these are executed on wood and printed in the text, orig. printed wrappers, spine broken, uncut.


Specimen of Mr. S. Leigh Sotheby's Principia Typographica, A Extensively Illustrated Work, in Three Volumes, Imperial Quarto, on the Block-Books, or Xylographic Delineations of Scripture History Issued in Holland, Flanders, and Germany, During the Fifteenth Century; on their Connexion with the Origin of Printing, and on the Character of the Water-Marks in the Paper of the Period

By SOTHEBY (S. Leigh)

London. 1858. Folio, specimen title and list of purchases, 4pp.; specimen notice title (loose) and advertisement, 4pp.; title-page of vol. I of "Principia," with introduction and list of plates, 16pp.; index to vol. 3 of Principia, 13 leaves; 8 plates, slight spotting, with the bookplate of C.W. Loscombe, presented by Sotheby in acknowledgement of the assistance he had obtained in books lent from Loscombe in compiling this work, cont. half morocco, rubbed. Bigmore & Wyman II, 373-74. "The copies of the 'Principia' were not published in the ordinary way, but offered to the trade by Messrs. Sotheby & Co., at public auction, the upset price being nine guineas each copy. They were all disposed of in two hours." This specimen book was compiled from the remaining sheets of his 'Principia Typographica' and issued as a prospectus in conjunction with the 1858 auction.