Typographia, or the Printers' Instructor: Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England, from Caxton to the close of the Sixteenth Century. J. Johnson, Printer.

Typographia, or the Printers' Instructor: Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England, from Caxton to the close of the Sixteenth Century

A Series of Ancient and Modern Alphabets and Domesday Characters: Together with An Elucidation of Every Subject connected with Art. Two volumes. London: Published by Messrs. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, Paternoster Row, London, 1824.

Hardcover. Thick 16mos. Two volumes. Volume I: [8], xii, 610 pages, [10] page general index, [1]. Illustrated with 2 frontispieces, illustrated title page, and Illustrations in text. Volume II: [5], iv, 664 pages, [14] page General Index, [2] page "The Origin of Printing . A Cantata." Illustrated with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and illustrations in text. Both volumes have been restored. Three quarter leather bindings with reddish marbled paper covered boards. Titles on the spines. Gilt top edges. 3 of the 4 original covers were detached. The remaining cover was missing. Covers reattached. A new cover for the back of volume 2 was made with original reddish marbled paper and an old board cut to fit the binding. Spines partially detached and re-pasted down. Leather patched at the head and base of the spines. Covers are a bit still to open. Interior contents in very good condition. Fair. Item #25578

Price: $150.00

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