A Leaf History of British Printing from 1610 to 1771.

[Oxford:]: The Plough Press, 1986. One of 110 copies, printed letterpress by Geoffrey and Paul Wakeman at the Plough Press. A fine copy. Housed in a natural linen clamshell box with gilt green morocco label on spine. 16 3/4” x 12.” Folio. [6] pp., together with ten folders, each containing printed text describing the leaf of leaves inserted. Item #13180

The present work was intended as a teaching tool, to demonstrate some of the most important characteristics of British printing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Each folder contains at least one specimen leaves, or in a few cases, facsimiles. Included are original leaves from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Quintillian’s De Institutione Oratoria (1693), and an early eighteenth century prayer book. There are two sections on papermaking, two on illustration, and one on title-page design, in addition to a section on printing in Scotland.

Price: $1,500.00

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