One of the most peculiar classes of lierature in the 19th century was the specimen book, issued by typefounders to show the styles of type available for sale. This entertaining survey combines typographic scholarship and literary criticism to discuss hundreds of examples of text, from the arcane to the mundane and the texts can be read with a poetic as well as a typographic sensibility. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
2d ed. rev. & enl. / begun by W. A. Jackson & F. S. Ferguson, completed by Katharine F. Pantzer. - London : Bibliographical Society, 1976-1991.
Book — 3 v. ; 32 cm.
Printers' and Publishers' Index-- Other Indexes-- Addenda and Corrigenda.
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This volume contains important material not found in the original edition of this catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland and of English books printed abroad between 1475 and 1640. It also contains addenda and corrigenda to the 1926 edition, and to the first two volumes of the second edition. It has headnotes giving each individual's dates of activity; supplementing and in many cases correcting information in the Bibliographical Society's Dictionaries of Printers; and listing addresses of British publishers in far more complete and accurate detail than available previously. There is a second index, entirely new, of places of printing other than London, including fictitious places. The addenda and corrigenda are cumulative, incorporating and occasionally revising those which appeared in the first two volumes of the revision. Information first appearing in the present volume is distinguished by a bullet and revisions of previous addenda by a second bullet so that users of "STC" may more easily annotate their copies of the first two volumes. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 3 p., with 5 leaves of typescript copy ; 33 cm.
Manuscript letter from Albert Gallatin to William Preble about maps of the northeastern boundary between the United States and Britain which they were collecting for the British Minister at Washington, and the necessity of making transcripts of the maps, along with a list of maps Gallatin had received from the New York Society Library. With a typescript copy of the letter and list.
Book — 1 page, folded with address and remnants of wax seal on the back, and bound in a modern leather and cloth binding.
Manuscript letter from the Duke of Portland thanking David Hartley on behalf of himself and Charles James Fox (British secretary of state for foreign affairs) for agreeing to undertake the negotiations with America that ultimately ended the Revolutionary War.