Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils. Andrew White Tuer.
Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils.
Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils.
Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils.
Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils.
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Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils.

London: Field & Tuer; Simpkin; Hamilton, 1884. 146, (16)pp. Comprises the miniature version of Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils as well as the "enlarged edition." A book of jokes relating to printers, with a sixteen-page glossary. Quads, explains the preface, are "little metal blanks used by the printer for filling up gaps, and are not of much account, although we cannot get along without them." The miniature copy is housed in a compartment scooped out of blank leaves at the end of the enlarged edition -- a 12mo., 94-page version of the book, with expanded text that contains additional stories and bon mots about the printing profession. This version is done in numerous typefaces and illustrated with amusing wood engravings. According to the prospectus, which is tipped in on the front endleaf, Quads within Quads was "likely in future ages to rank high amongst the treasures of the book-collector... As a mere curiosity, irrespective of its extremely amusing character, [it] is a covetable book." Both versions bound in gilt-lettered vellum, and miniature has gold ribbon ties intact. Fine, with only minor soiling to vellum and slight warp to boards. Covetable, indeed. (Bondy, p. 149; Bromer/Edison, p. 186; Welsh 6857). (1 5/8 by 1 1/16; 41x26mm). Item #27726

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