Typographical Antiquities 4 Volume Set Typographical Antiquities: Volume 3
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Typographical Antiquities 4 Volume Set Typographical Antiquities: Volume 3

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When this work was published, its original author had been dead for fifty years. As the title page explains, the work of Joseph Ames (1687-1759) was considerably augmented by William Herbert (1718-95), and then 'greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings' by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), several of whose other works are also reissued in this series. Ames' history of printing, based on his own collection, was published in 1749, as an aid to booksellers in identifying old works (and modern forgeries). Herbert, a printseller and bibliophile, acquired Ames' own interleaved copy of the work and intended to enlarge it, but died having completed only three of six proposed volumes. His working copies then passed to Dibdin, who eventually published this four-volume edition between 1810 and 1819. Volume 3 considers the lives and work of printers from William Faques to Nicholas Bourman.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 210 x 298 x 35mm | 1,570g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 Plates, black and white; 50 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1108077153
  • 9781108077156

Table of contents

Advertisement; 1. William Faques; 2. Henry Pepwell; 3. Peter Treveris; 4. James Nicholson; 5. John Redman; 6. Christopher Truthall; 7. Thomas Godfray; 8. John Skot; 9. John Rastell; 10. Robert Copland; 11. William Copland; 12. Robert Wyer; 13. Robert Redman and Elizabeth Redman; 14. Richard Bankes; 15. Laurence Andrewe; 16. John Reynes; 17. Thomas Berthelet; 18. Richard Fawkes; 19. John Haukins; 20. William Rastell; 21. John Toye; 22. John Byddell; 23. Thomas Gibson; 24. John Gowghe; 25. William Marshall; 26. Richard Grafton; 27. Edward Whitchurch; 28. William Baldwin; 29. Thomas Petit; 30. John Wayland; 31. Andrew Hester; 32. Michael Lobley; 33. John Mayler; 34. William Middleton; 35. John Herforde and his family; 36. Thomas Raynald; 37. Robert Toy and his widow; 38. Richard Lant; 39. William Bonham; 40. Leonard Askell; 41. Nicholas Bourman; Index.
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