The Types of Christopher Plantin." In: The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Fifth Series, Vol. XI, No. 3, September 1956
by Harry Carter (1901-1982)
London:: The Bibliographical Society; Oxford University Press,, 1956. First Edition. Paperback. Good. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. Pages 170-179 of 14, 155-229, [1 blank] pp. Double-sided folding specimen sheet, "Reproductions from a Specimen of Plantin's Types Compiled About 1579" is present but detached from its original position between pages 178-179; pencil underlining at page 178-179. Printed wrappers; inner hinge cracked at pages 178-179, wrappers toned, chips and nicks to the extremities of the covers, the first few pages are dog-eared at the bottom edge. Good. The substance of this article is in the specimen sheet. It is based on printed sheets in a portfolio at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp labelled Varia II, which Carter portrays as "by far the best specimen of Plantin's collection of types." Other articles in this issue include: John Robert Moore, "The Canon of Defoe's Writings;" George R. Price, "The Manuscript and the Quarto of The Roaring Girl;" and Alan Lang Strout, "The Authorship of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Numbers xvii-xxiv (August 1818-March 1819). (Inventory #: CH814-415)
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