A Selection of Types in Use at the Chiswick Press. Chiswick Presss.
A Selection of Types in Use at the Chiswick Press.
A Selection of Types in Use at the Chiswick Press.
A Selection of Types in Use at the Chiswick Press.
A Selection of Types in Use at the Chiswick Press.

A Selection of Types in Use at the Chiswick Press.

London: Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, (1867). 6 1/2 x 10. Approx. 122 leaves printed on one side only. Light occasional foxing. Handsome period wine morocco tooled in black; all edges & turn-ins gilt. Near fine copy of an uncommon book. Item #13908

Except for the final 12 leaves, this is not a type specimen per se, but a showing of the types in use. Many displays are double spreads and are ornamented with with woodcut borders and initials for which the Chiswick Press was renowned. Several show the same text but in different type settings, head bands, and initial letters. All are selections from previously printed works.
Provenance: Inscribed by the printers Whittingham & Wilkins to the Shakespearean scholar & collector J. O Halliwell (-Phillipps), who in turn inscribed it to the Penzance Public Library. Bookplate of the British collector, and resident of Zennor near Penzance, Eric Quayle. OCLC shows three copies in US institutions and three in British/European.

Price: $2,300.00

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