Good. "A New Edition Revised and Enlarged by A.F. Johnson, " Faber & Faber (London), 1952: Overall sound condition with moderate wear to dark-green cloth cover, mainly at edges, corners; gold lettering on spine is intact and readable; NO dust jacket; some foxing on endpapers, along with previous owner's ex-libris sticker on front pastedown and handwritten name on rear free endpaper, but text pages appear to be clean and unmarked; illustrated, including intact fold-out frontispiece titled, "A True and Exact Representation of the Art of Casting and Preparing Letters for Printing"; 400 pgs. including "List of Principal Authorities Consulted" and Index; full title: "A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes Historical and Bibliographical on the Rise and Progress of English Typography" by Talbot Baines Reed (see picture of my book within this description)
VG-(Light wear to cloth; Some foxing at endpapers and around page edges) Green cloth over boards; Gilt titling at spine; 400 pp.; 95 bw figures; Includes fold-out bw frontispiece. An extensive history, featuring sections about the Oxford University Foundry, John Baskerville, William Miller, Thomas and John James, state control of letter-founding, and much more.
Very Good. No Jacket. 29 cm tall. xiv, 400 p. Text is unmarked by underlining or notations. One leaf has a small tape repair on top edge. There is some sun fading with most on the spine. Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893) was an English writer of boys' fiction who established a genre of school stories. Among his best-known work is The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's. He was a regular and prolific contributor to The Boy's Own Paper (B.O.P. ), in which most of his fiction first appeared. Through his family's business, Reed became a prominent typefounder, and wrote a classic History of the Old English Letter Foundries. [Wikipedia]
Near fine. with Notes Historical and Bibliographical on the Rise and Progress of English Typography. Folding frontispiece & 95 other figures in the text. 400pp. Short 4to, green cloth. London: Faber and Faber, (1952). Revised & enlarged edition. Near fine.
4to. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 400 pages. New edition, revised and enlarged by A.F. Johnson. (Hart no.99). Many illustrations. Jacket chipped and externally tape repaired. Small private ownership label in corner of free endpaper.
Good in torn dustwrapper. Cloth, large 8vo, 29 cm, xiv, 400 pp, ills., portraits, typographical specimens. Baines Reed's original work was described by Graham Pollard in 1928 as "an indispensable book: it is by far the best and most complete book on the history of type foundries that has been written for any country". In this revised and enlarged edition A F Johnson draws on more than 20 years' research to add considerably to the account of typographical history and to include many facts unknown to Reed. An excellent work, attractively produced by Faber. Contents: Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the New Edition; Introductory Chapter: The Types and Typefounding of the First Printers; 1. The English Type-Bodies and Faces; 2. The Learned, Foreign, and Peculiar Characters; 3. The Printer Letter-Founders, from Caxton to Day; 4. Letter-Founding as an English Mechanical Trade; 5. The State Control of English Letter-Founding; 6. The Oxford University Foundry; 7. The Star Chamber Founders and the London Polyglot; 8. Joseph Moxon; 9. The Later Founders of the Seventeenth century; 10. Thomas and John James; 11. William Caslon; 12. Alexander Wilson; 13. John Baskerville; 14. Thomas Cottrell, Robert Thorne, the Fann Street Foundry; 15. Joseph and Edmund Fry; 16. Joseph Jackson, William Caslon III and IV, Stephenson, Blake & Co; 17. William Martin; 18. Vincent Figgins; 19. The Minor Founders of the Eighteenth century; 20. William Miller; 21. The Minor Founders from 1800 to 1830; 22. The Typefounders and Mechanical Inventions; 23. Further Minor Founders, 1831-90; Bibliography; Index.
A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and Bibliographical, on the Rise and Progress of English Typography - Primary
by Talbot Baines Reed
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