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Book Description Oxford Bibliographical Society, Oxford, first edition, 1992, 1992. Printed wrappers, 4to, xiv, 78 pp. Text in English, examples in Greek. "Within the limits specified in its title, and elaborated upon below, [this catalogue] is intended to form a complete catalogue of Greek types; where appropriate it also lists surviving punches, matrices and type. It will serve as an identification manual for any Greek type within the period. Moreover, in several respects it adds to what can be learnt from typefounders' specimens: in a number of cases (twelve text faces and several others) I have found examples of types in use in books earlier than they appear in any surviving type specimen; and some types do not appear in any surviving specimen at all. Some remained in use for a surprisingly long time; this is something which is much easier to see in Greek than in roman types, and which cannot necessarily be detected from specimens. Conversely, there are several types which appear frequently in founders' specimens, but of which I have discovered no uses at all. Related to this is the geographical distribution of Greek types around the country, indicating which founders' types made their way to which printers; again, this is more easily seen in Greek than in roman types. Finally, in some cases the identification of types can provide clues as to the printers of books which would otherwise be anonymous as to printer. The catalogue is intended to include all Greek types that were either available or used in Britain in the nineteenth century. It naturally therefore includes many first produced before that, because they continued in use during the nineteenth century and even beyond. It does not as a rule include types which had gone out of use before that period, except that certain types for which punches or matrices still survive to the present day, and which are of historic importance, are included. I have also strayed slightly into the twentieth century in order to add to the catalogue's usefulness as a potential identification manual. Some of the early Monotype Greeks are included, both because they are the types readers are likely to find in books and because in some cases they show relationships with earlier types. And it would have been perverse to include Macmillan Greek but omit Proctor's famous Otter type simply because the latter falls (just) inside the twentieth century." - from the blurb. Very Good. Seller Inventory # ABE-27319
Book Description Oxford Bibliographical Society, Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1992. blue Carton. Condition: Tres Bien-very Good. Greek Printing Types in Britain in the Nineteenth Century : A Catalogue 78 pages. BookBinding. Seller Inventory # 004322