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TORY, Geoffrey (1480-1533) -- Auguste BERNARD. Geoffrey Tory, Painter and Engraver: First Royal Printer: Reformer of Orthography and Typography Under François I. Translated by George B. Ives. New York: The Riverside Press, 1909.
4o. Illustrations in text. Original green gilt cloth, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Provenance: Howard Ingram Dohrman (bookplate).
LIMITED EDITION, number 180 of 370 copies. With an 8-page prospectus laid-in.
[With:] Auguste BERNARD. Geoffrey Tory, peintre et graveur, premier imprimeur royal, réformateur de l'orthographe et de la typographie sous François Ier. Paris: Tross, 1865. 8o. Original printed wrappers. Second edition, "an elegantly printed volume...Tory is worthy of remembrance, not merely as an eminent printer, but as the writer of the first technical book on printing that was ever published. This was the book called Champfleury" (Bigmore & Wyman I, 50). (2)
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