London, Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1877. 4 1/4 x 6 3/4. Frontis of Hoe's high speed printing press, 149 pages on Whatman handmade paper. Rebound by the Water Street Bindery in period morocco & red leather label, Nevins marbled paper sides, new endpapers, top edge graphited. Untrimmed edges dust soiled, else a fine partially unopened copy. Item #1970
About 1,500 titles are arranged alphabetically by authors, with indexes of places and printers. "According to the Catalogue of the William Blades Library (1899) this catalogue was compiled by bibliographer and antiquarian bookseller Edward C. Bigmore, co-author of the Bigmore and Wyman, A Bibliography of Printing (1880-1886)...(Hoe's)catalogue was the first American bibliography on the history of printing and typography." (Jeremy Norman's History of Information).