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AMES, Joseph.
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Being an Historical Account of Printing in England: With some Memoirs of our Antient Printers, And Register of the Books printed by them, From The Year MCCCCLXXI to the Year MDC. With An Appendix Concerning Printing in Scotland and Ireland To the same Time.

pp. (xii), 440, 451-598, (xxvi) Index, (i) Errata, (i) blank. 8 engraved plates, a number of text woodcuts. Contemporary half calf now worn, joints very weak but holding, light offsetting from the plates, occasional marginal foxing, considerable marginal and interlineal annotation in a minuscule hand in ink, most of the entries c. 1850-1870.

*The annotations mostly record booksellers' and auctioned copies of titles Ames listed, the odd leaf of notes is tipped in, the rear paste-down has been used to list Caxton's titles.

Printed by W. Faden, and sold by J. Robinson, in Ludgate-Street. London.

Date Published: 1749. First edition. 4to.

Stock No. 55670

Price: 700.00