TYPOGRAPHIA: AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE ART OF PRINTING; WITH PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS FOR CONDUCTING EVERY DEPARTMENT IN AN OFFICE: WITH A DESCRIPTION OF STEREOTYPE AND LITHOGRAPHY.; ILLUSTRATED BY ENGRAVINGS, BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES, AND PORTRAITS. T. C. Hansard, Thomas Curson.

TYPOGRAPHIA: AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE ART OF PRINTING; WITH PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS FOR CONDUCTING EVERY DEPARTMENT IN AN OFFICE: WITH A DESCRIPTION OF STEREOTYPE AND LITHOGRAPHY.; ILLUSTRATED BY ENGRAVINGS, BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES, AND PORTRAITS

London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1825. First ed. Thick small 4to., xvi, [8], 939 [25] pp., frontispiece, plates (some folding), portraits. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, gilt title and decorative rules within raised bands along spine, endpapers and edges marbled. A closed tear to first folding leaf has been repaired on the blank verso of the plate with no loss. The title page has some chipping at the gutter and a former owner's signature on the blank reverse of the frontispiece has left a bleed-through impression. There is occasional finger soiling, predominantly to the first and last leaves. A good or better copy. Item #28919

Designed to include all relevant practical instructions for the experienced printer; type founding, papers, presses, inks, accounting practices, prices, stereotyping, lithography and decorative printing. Humorous, excellent illustrations of presses, examples of work, and detailed drawings. Hansard, beginning in 1803, printed the debates of the two British Houses. Subsequently, the daily record of Parliamentary proceedings is now known as Hansard.

Price: $750.00