Blades (William) - The Pentateuch of Printing.

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The Pentateuch of Printing, with a Chapter on Judges. By William Blades. With a Memoir of the Author, and List of his Works, by Talbot B. Reed. First edition, crown 4to, pp.xxvi, fly-title, 117 + frontispiece & 2 inserted folding plates, London: Elliot Stock, 1891.

Woodcut frontispiece, engraved title-page by G.G. Manton, profusely illustrated within the text with decorative initials, vignettes from old books, full-page plates, inserted folding plates and facsimiles. Olive-green grained cloth, elaborately blocked and titled in gold on the front, patterns repeated in blind on the rear, gold top.  Corners a little bumped. A near fine copy.

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