The Caxton Head Catalogue.
Photo engraving. 255 x 159mm. 10 x 6¼". Laid on album sheet.
A frontis to the Caxton Head Catalogue, which contained a selection of a books from the stock of James Tregaskis and son. - James and Mary Lee Tregaskis were booksellers and publishers and staged many inovative exhibitions. "The chief and most enterprising firm of booksellers in Holborn proper is that of Mr. and Mrs. Tregaskis, at No. 232, the corner of the New Turnstile. The house itself is full of interest, and is quite a couple of hundred years old. A century ago one of the most eventful scenes of David Garrick's career was enacted here, for it was from this house that the great actor was buried. Mrs. Tregaskis first started, as Mrs. Bennett, at the corner of Southampton Row, and some time after removing to her present shop, married Mr. James Tregaskis, and the two together have built up a business which is scarcely without a rival in London. The shop is literally crammed with rare and interesting books, whilst 'The Caxton Head Catalogues' are got up with every possible care. " - W. Roberts' The Book-Hunter in London.
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