tall 8vo. quarter leather, decorated paper over boards. 153, (2) pages. Limited to 185 numbered copies (Berger A51). Printed on Arches mouldmade paper by Henry Morris at The Bird & Bull Press. Gives a history of British circulating libraries through the use of the Papantonio collection of library book labels and book related ephemera of the eighteenth and nineteenth century by the noted English collector Sir Ambrose Heal. The author has thoroughly researched the subject and has produced an interesting account of the libraries and the increase of literacy among the poorer classes. With related information on the printers, booksellers, engravers and bookbinders of the period. Illustrations of sixty-four labels, trade cards and prints are included. quarter leather, decorated paper over boards. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: HISTORY OF BRITISH CIRCULATING LIBRARIES, ...
Publisher: Bird & Bull Press
Publication Date: 1992
Illustrator: Bird & Bull Press
Book Description Bird & Bull Press, Pennsylvania, 1992. Quarter Bound Leather. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Red leather spine shows only the slightest edgewear. This is #82 of 185 copies with a prospectus laid in. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 23588
Book Description Bird & Bull Press, Newtown, 1992. Edition limited to 185 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series; 8vo, pp. 153, ; facsimiles, samples throughout; original quarter maroon morocco over decorative paper-covered boards, black morocco spine label; fine. Forty-Four A51. Seller Inventory # 50384