Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland 1485-1640. Ronald B. McKERROW.
Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland 1485-1640.
Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland 1485-1640.
Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland 1485-1640.

Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland 1485-1640.

London: The Bibliographical Society, 1913,

First Edition. large quarto, tan boards and linen. T.e.g. liv, 216 pp., (i). The Bibliographical Society, Item #29415

"The introduction to this definitive work classifies the devices as signs indicating where the printer worked, puns upon the owner's name, monograms, portraits, heraldic devices or emblems. There are lists of devices, notes on their transfer from one printer to another, also indexes of the devices, notes on their transfer from one printer to another, also indexes of the devices used by booksellers and printers, of mottoes, of initials of artists or engravers, and of devices according to subject." Robin Meyers, The British Book Trade, p. 266. Each device illustrated. Illustrated Monographs issued by the Bibliographical Society No. XVI. With the bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club. Also with the bookplate of Daniel Berkeley Updike. Mild scuffing to front cover, one 3/4" tear to linen at front outer hinge with two even small tears to back outer hinge. Contents clean and unmarked. A remarkably fine copy which usually shows up in worn condition.

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