New Castle [and] London: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete), first printing, quarto size, approx. 1050 total pp. Fine / Fine. Item #CNJL432
"This remarkable book represents over twenty years of research and scholarship by one of the most celebrated fine press printers of the twentieth-century. With almost five hundred rare and scarce woodcuts, engravings and photographs, and the most comprehensive annotated bibliography on the subject ever printed, this monumental, two-volume work stands alone in the annals of printing history. 'Nineteenth-Century Printing Practices and the Iron Handpress' is a worthy companion to Rummonds’s 1998 classic, 'Printing on the Iron Handpress' " (n.b., from jacket flaps).
___DESCRIPTION: Both volumes bound in green cloth over boards, gilt lettering stamped on spines, patterned endpapers, numerous reproductions of scarce woodcuts, engravings and photographs; quarto size (8 1/4" x 11 1/4"), pagination: Vol 1, [1 page author books], [i-vi] vii-xxxvii [1 page blank] 2-482; Vol 2, [xxxix-xlii] xliii-lviii  484-1051. Dust jacket is unclipped and unpriced, illustration on front panel, summary of book on front flaps, author bio and photo reproduction on back flap, review blurbs on back cover.
___CONDITION: Volumes are both fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and the set is entirely free of prior owner markings; dust jackets are also fine and bright without signs of sunning, wear or markings.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large and heavy set, and therefore additional postage will apply. We are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international customers, please inquire for details.
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