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

Oxford: Plough Press, 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. Item #21511

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