MANUEL PRATIQUE Et ABREGE De La TYPOGRAPHIE FRANCAISE
Original printed wrappers of stiff card stock
1826 · Bruxelles
by [Printers' Manual]. Brun, M. (Marcelin)
Bruxelles: Chez Lejeune Fils, Libraire-Editeur, 1826. 2nd edition (Bigmore & Wyman, p. 88). Original printed wrappers of stiff card stock. Soiling & edgewear to wrappers, with first few leaves. Vertical cracks to spine paper, with gatherings beginnning to separate. Front wrapper detached. Bookseller ticket to first leaf. A Good copy of a very fragile piece.. , 236 pp (including Index & 'Note Supplementaire'). Untrimmed. Illustrated. 12mo. 7-3/4" x 4-3/4"
Per Bigmore & Wyman: "This little work, [first] published and printed by the firm of Didot Pere et fils, is a practical typographical manual, treating every branch of composition and press work. It is quite a gem from a typographic point of view. Firmin Didot superintended the printing, and the book possesses the singular feature of not containing one divided word throughout." (Inventory #: 27711.1)