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Bookbinder.
Bookbinder.
London, Published by Tabart & Co Oct. 23. 1804.
Engraving, with 3 sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Slight foxing.
A scene in a bookbinder's workshop showing him at his desk.
[Ref: 51151]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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North West Aspect of Lackington, Allen & Co.s Tempel of the Muses, Finsbury Square._The Finest Shop in the World; being 140 feet in Front.
North West Aspect of Lackington, Allen & Co.s Tempel of the Muses, Finsbury Square._The Finest Shop in the World; being 140 feet in Front.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Etching. Sheet: 205 x 245mm (8 x 9¾''), with very large margins. Creases as normal
James Lackington (1746 - 1815) rose from selling meat pies at ten and taking an apprenticeship to a shoemaker at 14. In 1773 he went to London to make his fortune and set up as a very humble bookseller and shoemaker. By 1775 he had established his cheap circulating library, helped by his second wife, Dorcas Turton, following their marriage in 1776. In 1789, he moved to The Temple of the Muses in Finsbury Square, purpose built by George Dance, taking Robert Allen into partnership in 1793.
[Ref: 50274]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Copper Plate Printer.
Copper Plate Printer.
London, Published by Tabart & Co. Aug. 1. 1804.
Wood engraving, with 3 sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing on right
A scene in a printer's workshop showing him at his desk.
[Ref: 51149]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Engraver preparing his etching plate.]
[Engraver preparing his etching plate.]
[Sir Hubert von Herkomer.]
[n.d., 1891.]
Etching. 200 x 151mm (7¾ x 6").
An etcher at work, the ghostly outline of his subject floating behind. Etched by Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA (1849-1914) for his 'Etching and mezzotint engraving' volume.
[Ref: 21313]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Iohann Gutemberg.
Iohann Gutemberg. Buchdrucker in Maintz, Gebürtig von Strassburg. lebte um das Jahr Christi A. 1455. war mit Johann Fausten in Companie.
[n.d. 17th century.]
Engraving with large margins, platemark 152 x 102mm (6 x 4").
Johannes Gutenberg (c.1395-1468), the German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. It was his invention of mechanical moving type printing that started the Printing Revolution. It influenced the development of the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution. In 1455 he completed his 42-line Bible, known as the Gutenberg Bible.
[Ref: 28448]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Letter Founder.
The Letter Founder.
[n.d., c.1805.]
Wood engraving. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½'').
A scene in a letter founders workshop.
[Ref: 51147]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Lithography Plate. 88.
Lithography Plate. 88. Chalk Drawing The Old Tower of Oxford Castle.
Drawn on Stone by I. Baker. Printed by D. Redman.
Oxford. Printed by I. & T. Bartlett, for T, Kelly London 1821.
Rare lithograph. 1818 Watermark. Sheet: 270 x 205mm (10½ x 8''). Paper tone.
A page from a book on printing techniques, this plate focussing on the process of lithography.
[Ref: 50396]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Letter Press Printer.
Letter Press Printer.
London, Publish'd by Tabart & Co. Aug 12 1804.
Engraving, with 4 sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Slight foxing.
A scene showing a printer working a printing press.
[Ref: 51145]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Fig.1 The Printing Press. Fig. 2 The Letter Case for the Roman. Fig. 3 Composing Stick.
Fig.1 The Printing Press. Fig. 2 The Letter Case for the Roman. Fig. 3 Composing Stick.
W.H. Toms Sculp.
Printed for J. Hinton. at the Kings Arms S.t Pauls Church Yard. 1747.
Engraving. 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"). Folds.
A diagram of a printing press, a plate from the Universal Magazine, an early periodical, published monthly from 1747-1814.
[Ref: 62382]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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