Paris, 1855. First ed. 5 3/4 x 9 1/4. x, 440 pages, one double folding, with index. 19th century calf-backd boards with marbled edges. Joints and corners worn; spot on inner margin of a few pages, slight scattered foxing else a clean very good copy. With typographic bookplate of John Clyde Oswald and of John DePol. Item #13605
The manual focuses on composition and imposition. Of note this includes composition, with lay-of-the-case, for Greek, Coptic, German, Russian, Arabic, and Hebrew, as well as musical and mathematical notation. Barber French Letterpress Printing p. 32…"an important manual …[and] a mine of information on both current and past practices.' Bookseller's ticket.