Van Devanter, Willis

Published by The Grolier Club, New York, 1968
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7 x 10 inches. hardcover. 62 pages. This book presents fifty-five works from England's first printers including William Caxton, Schoolmaster Printer, Theodoricus Rood, the Eponymous Press, and others. William Caxton, England's first printer and a savvy business man whose books were thoroughly enjoyed, is represented by fifteen examples of his work. By the time of his death, his works had established the character of modern English. With three of their publications represented here, St. Albans press, or "schoolmaster printer", was the first in England to print in more than one color. In addition, the printer of Siege of Rhodes, Julian Notary, and the Honorable Sir Arthur Howard are also showcased. All the books presented in this catalogue display the cross between English printing and publishing on the threshold of Elizabethan literature. Arranged by printer, the order follows that of Robert Proctor in An Index of Early Printed Books in the British Museum. Collations, provenance, and imperfections are noted, and eight pages of plates and a list of authorities are cited. It was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from January 17 to March 3, 1968. Works are from the collection of Paul Mellon. Bookseller Inventory # 106584

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Publisher: The Grolier Club, New York

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: hardcover

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