A Leaf History of British Printing From 1610 to 1774: Wakeman, Geoffrey A Leaf History of British Printing From 1610 to 1774: Wakeman, Geoffrey A Leaf History of British Printing From 1610 to 1774: Wakeman, Geoffrey

A Leaf History of British Printing From 1610 to 1774

Wakeman, Geoffrey

Published by Plough Press, 1986
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Folio. (6)pp., followed by ten annotated folders containing type and paper specimens. One of 110 copies. This collection of leaves was compiled to demonstrate some of the most important characteristics of nearly two hundred years of printing in England and Scotland. Leaves include The Optick Glasse of Humors by T. Walkington (1664), G. P. Bolzani's Hieroglyphica, with a woodcut illustration (early 17th century), an engraved plate from a Bible (c. 18th century), and Quintilian's De Insitutione Oratoria (1663) with two type slugs. In addition to highlighting the improvements in English commercial printing's inkwork and presswork, the text also addresses the shift from the woodcut to the more advanced copper engraving technique, and the art of papermaking. Unbound, as issued, and housed in a tan linen clamshell box with gilt-stamped green leather spine label. A fine copy. Publication announcement laid in. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A Leaf History of British Printing From 1610...
Publisher: Plough Press
Publication Date: 1986

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Book Description Plough Press, Oxford, 1986. Folio. (6)pp., followed by ten annotated folders containing type and paper specimens. One of 110 copies. This collection of leaves was compiled to demonstrate some of the most important characteristics of nearly two hundred years of printing in England and Scotland. Leaves include The Optick Glasse of Humors by T. Walkington (1664), G. P. Bolzani's Hieroglyphica, with a woodcut illustration (early 17th century), an engraved plate from a Bible (c. 18th century), and Quintilian's De Insitutione Oratoria (1663) with two type slugs. In addition to highlighting the improvements in English commercial printing's inkwork and presswork, the text also addresses the shift from the woodcut to the more advanced copper engraving technique, and the art of papermaking. Unbound, as issued, and housed in a tan linen clamshell box with gilt-stamped green leather spine label. A fine copy. Publication announcement laid in. Seller Inventory # 21511

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Book Description The Plough Press, Oxford, 1986. Plough Press (illustrator). folio. (6) pages followed by 10 folders each containing printed text describing the leaf inserted, all inserted in a cloth clamshell box with a leather spine label. Limited to only 110 numbered copies. Contains actual specimens from British presses, a section on printing in Scotland, two sections on papermaking, two on illustration, and one on title page design. To be used as a teaching tool. Clamshell box bumped on corners. (6) pages followed by 10 folders each containing printed text describing the leaf inserted, all inserted in a cloth clamshell box with a leather spine label. Seller Inventory # 16283

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