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Two Important Works on Printing History:

1. 19th Century Printing Practices by Gabriel Rummonds
Critically acclaimed as, "A half-millennium's worth of printing wisdom, a truly incredibly researched masterpiece by a master printer." This two-volume work is encyclopedic in its examination of early printing techniques from the 15th to the 19th centuries.
With more than 480 historic illustrations, many never published before.
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2. Early Type Specimens in the Plantin-Moretus Museum by John Lane
The Museum holds one of the world's richest collections of antique, type specimens in the world. This book traces the great type founders (mostly from Holland, Belgium and France) andtheir innovated styles from the 17th to the mid 19th centuries. Its extensive indexes make this work a powerful reference tool for type enthusiasts and printing historians.
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By Richard-Gabriel Rummonds

First edition. Nineteenth-Century Printing Practices and the Iron Handpress is encyclopedic in its examination of printing techniques from the late-seventeenth-century through the nineteenth-century. Using selected readings from printers? manuals - beginning with Joseph Moxon?s Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing, 1683, and culminating with John Southward?s Practical Printing, 1900 - Gabriel Rummonds has distilled over two hundred years of printers? wisdom into this very readable and important work on iron handpresses and how they were used in the nineteenth century.
This remarkable work represents over twenty years of research and scholarship by one of the most celebrated fine press printers of the twentieth-century. With almost five hundred rare and scarce wood cuts, engravings and photographs, and the most comprehensive annotated bibliography on the subject ever printed, this monumental, two-volume work stands alone in the annals of printing history. Nineteenth-Century Printing Practices and the Iron Handpress is a worthy companion to Rummonds? 1998 classic, Printing on the Iron Handpress. Co-published with The British Library. Sales Rights: (hardcover) Worldwide except the UK; available in the UK from The British Library - (paperback) Worldwide.

2004, 8.25?x 11,? two volumes, 1152 pages total
Hardcover: ISBN 1584560886    Order No. 076305    Price: $150.00
Paperback: ISBN 1584561009    Order No. 076306    Price: $99.95


First edition. The Plantin-Moretus Museum has one of the world's richest collections of type specimens, many surviving nowhere else. They include types by Garamont, Granjon, Van den Keere, Briot, Van Dyck, Kis, Fournier, Rosart, Gillé, Didot and many other masters from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Since the Plantin-Moretus printing office acquired most of the type specimens when new, moreover, the collection as a whole tells a story in a way that collections assembled piecemeal in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries cannot. Finally, the Museum's extraordinary archives help to document the origins of many specimens.
This first detailed catalogue of the Museum's specimens reports the styles and sizes of type shown, describes the structures and paper stocks, notes relations with other specimens in the collection and elsewhere, and provides references to literature on many of the individual types shown.
Preliminary notes on the type founders and printers who issued the specimens include chronologies of the foundries and information on the origins of their materials, sometimes supplemented with information about the history of the firms and the genealogy of the founders. Nearly all of the nineteen specimens illustrated at their original size appear here for the first time, and extensive indexes make this book an important reference tool for type specimen enthusiasts and printing historians. Published in association with the Plantin-Moretus Museum & The British Library. Sales Rights: Worldwide except the UK; available in the UK from The British Library.

2004, hardcover, 8.25?x 11?, 344 pages
ISBN 1584561394 Order No. 076434 Price: $95.00
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