1833 · 's Gravenhage
by Westreenen van Tiellandt, [Willem Hendrik Jacob], Baron de
's Gravenhage: Ter Algemeene lands drukkerij, 1833. First edition. 8vo., 61 pp., plus 4 plates (3 folding). Contemporary diced paper over boards, decorated with gilt, a.e.g. Ink owner's stamp on the blank verso to the title page. Lacking a tiny chip from the spine ends. Near fine. The Dutch and French titles appear on opposite pages. Provides a history of the invention of stereotyping and an attempt to establish the priorities and contributions to the Low Countries. The author claims the invention of the stereotype for Johan MÃ¼ller, pastor, of Leyden, MÃ¼ller's son Willem printed several bibles and testaments from plates of types 1708 and 1716.
Containing the first full and authoritative account of the Muller stereotyping process, the earliest known (save the doubtful claim of Valleyre); preceding Ged's experiments by a comfortable margin. The text appears in Dutch and French on facing pages. (Inventory #: 26923)