83 pages. A monograph on trade tokens issued by booksellers on both sides of the Atlantic during the 17th to 19th centuries, with a checklist of all such tokens known to the compiler. Illustrated with photographic reproductions and facsimiles. Issued with a folder containing eleven copper tokens from eleven firms working the the book arts, each minted especially for this publication. An edition of 300 copies, and one of the many interesting and unusual books issued by Morris' Bird and Bull Press. First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. With a near fine example of the tokens and folder (books and folder a bit faded at the spine). Errata slip pasted to colophon; facsimile letter laid in, as issued. With a copy of the original prospectus. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Trade Tokens of British and American ...
Publisher: Bird & Bull Press
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Bird & Bull Press, Newtown, PA, 1989. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION. 154/300. Quarter morocco leather spine with gilt lettering on leather spine label.Slipcased. Spine is sunned with staining to lower half. Slipcase is very good plus. Light shelfwear to case. Prospectus laid-in. Errata tipped-in to rear of book. Included is a heavy die-cut board folder containing 11 copper tokens. Nice, clear illustrations. Fold-out page with plates. 83 pp with notes, list of participants, bibliography. The purpose of this essay is to acquaint the reader with some of the tradesmen's tokens issued from the 17th to the 19th centuries by British and American booksellers and bookmakers. A complete check-list of British book-trade tokens of all periods will be found on page 46. VERY GOOD PLUS in Very Good Plus DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 72000
Book Description Bird & Bull Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. I read through this entire book in one sitting--it is both informative and fun. These trade tokens are interesting.at different times of history, the English or American government just didn't mint enough small coins, but merchants of course needed them for change, so they would strike their own! Morris' book gives little vignettes of some of these booksellers, describes the coins, photo illustrations where appropriate. Just for fun, he also had eleven (including Bird & Bull) printers strike new tokens just for this publication, and they are included in a folder. Book & folder in slipcase. Fine overall, minor toning to blue leather spine, this is just a great production by a true bibliophile. Errata, facsimile letter, laid in. Band for token folder also laid in, but I'm afraid there's ghost of pencil writing to part of it (my own, erroneously thinking it was scratch paper and scribbling notes from a phone call!). Bookseller Inventory # mon0000113195