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Ould, Martyn A., 1948–

Oxford's ornaments : a showing of the extant typographical ornaments of Oxford University Press, individually and in combinations, together with notes on their origin, in particular their matrices / Martyn Ould.

Bath, UK : Old School Press, 2007.
Physical Description:
63, pages, [15] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 29 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z250.3 .O95 2007+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Neale Albert, Yale JD 1961, and Margaret Albert
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"The text was machine-set in 13pt Monotype (hot-metal) Van Dijck at Gloucester Typesetting and printed at The Old School Press on an antique Rives BFK paper. The individual displays of units were printed on Simili Japon. The central gathering ... was printed on a laid Rives paper from OUP ... The cover paper on de luxe copies was marbled by Ann Muir ... The end-papers and dust-jacket of the standard copies are Hahnemuehle Bugra Butten. The binding was executed by Ludlow Bookbinders"--Colophon.
Limited edition of 123 copies.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60).
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 100 of 123, for Neale M. Albert; signed by the author. Bound in publisher's quarter leather and marbled boards; in publisher's cloth slipcase.
Subject Terms:
England -- Oxford.
Oxford University Press -- History.
Oxford University Press.
Printers' ornaments -- England -- Oxford -- History.
Printers' ornaments.
Type ornaments -- History.
Type ornaments.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Van Dijck (Monotype)
Laid papers -- Rives -- England -- 2007.
Letterpress printing -- England -- 2007.
Numbered limited editions -- England -- 2007.
Paper (fibre product) -- Hahnemuehle Bugra Butten -- England -- 2007.
Paper (fibre product) -- Rives BFK -- England -- 2007.
Paper (fibre product) -- Simili Japon -- England -- 2007.
Private press books -- England -- 2007.
Signed limited editions -- England -- 2007.
Subscription lists -- England -- 2007.
Treatises -- England -- 2007.
Typefaces -- Monotype Van Dijck -- England -- 2007.
Muir, Ann, 1939-2008.
Old School Press, publisher.
Gloucester Typesetting.
BFK Rives (Firm)
Ludlow Bookbinders.
Büttenpapierfabrik Hahnemühle.
Collection of Margaret and Neale Albert (Yale Center for British Art)

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