The History of the Catnach Press, at Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Alnwick and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, in Northumberland, and Seven Dials, London.

Hindley, Charles

Published by Charles Hindley (The Younger), London, 1887
Condition: Very Good + + Hardcover
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xlii, 308 pp, Historical Introduction or a Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties; The History of the Catnach Press, and the Two Catnachs, John & James, Father & Son, Printers, 1769-1841; index with color and b&w illustrations throufhout. First Edition, 1887. "John Catnach (1769-1813) was a Scottish born Geordie printer and publisher of the late 18th and early 19th century. He started work as a bound apprentice to his uncle, Sandy Robinson.,[3] a printer in Edinburgh, and on completion of his apprenticeship, moved to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the late 1780s where he founded his own printing business, and then moving on to Alnwick a couple of years later, where he continued his print-shop. The work produced by Catnach’s business was of very high quality, and at an early stage employed Thomas Bewick to provide the engraving works. Unfortunately John Catnach himself was not a businessman. He was declared bankrupt in 1801 and a sale of assets took place, the assets including about 1200 books were auctioned at Alnwick Town Hall on 2 March 1802, hence the sale advertised in a hand-bill, a rare copy of which is now in the National Library of Scotland. James Catnach (1792-1841) was a Berwick on Tweed born printer and publisher of the early 19th century. He became a major publisher of chapbooks in the Seven Dials district of London." Minor edge wear with lightly age-toned boards and age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket and no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan buckram with tipped-in rose title plates and black lettering to front fboard and spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000615

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Title: The History of the Catnach Press, at ...

Publisher: Charles Hindley (The Younger), London

Publication Date: 1887

Binding: Buckram

Book Condition:Very Good + +

Edition: First Edition.

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