Published by Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1908. Photographic frontispiece of the Clarendon Press building, with 25 additional photographic illustrations and the chart mentioned in the title. A nice copy of a fragile work., 1908
Condition: Good. First printing. Paper bound. Good condition; top and bottom of spine rubbed; front cover beginning to split from spine.
Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford (UK), 1908
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Paperback. Condition: Very Good condition. NOT a library discard (illustrator). First Edition. Oxford (UK): Clarendon Press, 1908. This is the original 1908 first edition -- NOT print on demand edition or modern reprint. Very Good condition. Flat, uncreased spine. Hinges are perfect. NOT a library discard. NO owner's name or bookplate. Pages are clean and unmarked. NO foxing. The Oxford Press has operated continuously since Elizabethan times. This volume includes history and fascinating incidents and curiosities of the press (including spurious editions and forgeries), early type-founding and papermaking data, and charts showing numbers of volumes printed by subject in each decade from 1590 until 1900. Roughcut page edges. Bound in the original white-stamped, dark blue wraps with "Yapp edges." So-called after the London bookseller who invented the style about 1860 (per ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS) Yapp edges overlap the edges of a book on 3 sides, and are thus understandably a little frayed. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good condition. Illus. by NOT a library discard. 53pp. + 27 tipped-in plates. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.