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The private presses
Colin Franklin - with a new Bibliography
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The renaissance of printing is generally accepted as starting in 1891, the date of the first publication from William Morris's Kelmscott Press. Morris's printing of his own Story of the Glittering Plain, began a movement that was to continue until 1939, and produce some of the finest examples of English printed books ever known. - - This book contains an up-to-date bibliography, compiled by John Turner, which includes all the books discussed in Colin Franklin's text. Each entry lists author, title, date of publication, a short description of the make-up of the book, a reference to a published bibliography and auction prices. Wherever possible, details of type face, paper, binding, names of illustrators and original selling price are also included. After the bibliography there is an index of both authors and titles. - - First published in 1969, this revised second edition remains the standard survey of the private presses in Britian. It is an invaluable source of reference for libraries, bibliographies, collectors, antiquarian booksellers and anyone with an interest in the history of printing. - - 'The essays are full of an enthusiasm that leads one back to the shelves to look again at what one might have there, and to reflect on the spirit of the printers concerned' The Private Library - - ' will be an essential guide to the subject for many years to come' ABMR

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Private presses - Great Britain - History - 20th century.
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