TYPOGRAPHY -- LUCKOMBE, Philip (d. 1803). The History and Art of Printing, London: printed by W. Adlard and J. Browne for J. Johnson, 1771. 8° (224 x 134mm). Woodcut frontispiece, woodcut illustrations. (Light spotting and soiling, stronger at beginning and end, a few lower margins waterstained, 3A2 with laminated repair.) Modern calf. FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE with the author's name on the title.
FIGGINS, Vincent. Specimen of Printing Types, London: T. Bensley, 1815. 8° (234 x 146mm). Title within woodcut border. (Occasional light spotting or offsetting.) Original publisher's boards (covers detached, spine torn away, corners bumped). Provenance: a few old marginal manuscript notes.
With 8 other books on printing and typography, including Caleb Stower's The Printer's Grammar; or, Introduction to the Art of Printing: containing a Concise History of the Art (London, 1808, frontispiece repaired, browned), C. H. Timperley The Printer's Manual (London, 1838, soiled, a few repairs), Douglas McMurtrie's The Book. The Story of Printing & Bookmaking (London, 1938), A History of the Old English Letter Foundries (London, 1952), and Specimens of Types and Borders and Illustrated Catalogue of Printer's Joinery and Materials (London, ca. 1922). (10)