octavo, 185 pp. Westminster Abbey is closely connected with the early history of printing in England: England's first printer, William Caxton, had his workshop within the monastery walls. Both the Abbey and the adjacent Westminster School have profited by the learning and generosity of generations of bishops, deans, canons and teachers, who donated or bequeathed them their collections of incunabula. Eighty-five editions of books printed before 1501, including seventeen fragments, several of great rarity and importance, have been described in this volume published by the Bibliographical Society. They reflect the scholarly interests and collecting habits of their former owners, ranging widely in subject and originating from a variety of European presses. The descriptions, by Christopher D. Cook, pay much attention to copy-specific features. About half the volumes are in contemporary or near-contemporary bindings, mostly English, but several from the Continent, and these have been identified and described by Mirjam Foot. Many of the works have early annotations and/or marginal notes, bearing witness to their ownership and the use their readers made of them, as well as providing evidence for the importation of early books--bound and unbound--into England.A detailed bibliography, concordances with major catalogues of incunabula elsewhere, indexes of printers, publishers, donors and former owners (with short biographies), copy-specific features, binders and binding features, complete this useful and interesting volume. With 22 color illustrations. New. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Incunabula in the Westminster Abbey and ...
Publisher: The Bibliographical Society,
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: blue cloth.
Book Condition: New. .
Edition: First Edition..
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Book Description London: Biblbiographical Society, 2013. 8vo, (255x160mm), 185p. 36 illustrations, mainly in colour and including photographs of several of the bindings. A fine copy in original blue buckram, gilt lettered. Seller Inventory # 24256
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