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Creator:
Ames, Joseph, 1689-1759.
Title(s):

Typographical antiquities, or, The history of printing in England, Scotland and Ireland : containing memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of the books printed by them / begun by the late Joseph Ames ... considerably augmented by William Herbert ... and now greatly enlarged with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings ; comprehending the history of English literature, and a view of the progress of the art of engraving in Great Britain by the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin ...

Published/Created:
London : Printed for William Miller ..., by William Savage ..., 1810-1819.
Physical Description:
4 v. : ill., ports., facsims. ; 29 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z151 .A512+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z151 .A512+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Illustrations engraved by Henry Hoppner Meyer, Thomas Hodgetts and William Say; after Henry Edridge, Thomas Cook, George Romney, and Sir William Beechey.
British Art Center has 2 copies. Copy 1 is small paper copy (29 cm.), bound in 4 vols., in olive morocco and elaborately tooled in gold, with gauffered edges. Vol 1 has t.p. with imprint that reads: London : Printed for William Miller ..., by William Savage ..., 1810.
Copy 2 is large paper copy (38 cm.) and is bound in 8 vols. Vol. 1 has t.p. with imprint that reads: London : Printed by William Savage ..., for William Miller ..., [n.d.].
Copy 2 belonged to the Minto family and has the bookplate of Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence.
Vols. 1-2 published 1810-12; v. 3, 1816, by J. Murray; v. 4, 1819, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.
"Memoirs of Joseph Ames" by ... Richard Gough: v. 1, p. 19-51. "Some account of William Herbert" by the editor: v. 1, p. 71-95. "List of authors consulted and referred to": v. 1, p. 375-379.
Subject Terms:
Bradfer-Lawrence, H. L. (Harry Lawrence) -- Bookplate.
Bulmer (W.) and Co. -- Printer.
Engraving -- Great Britain.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown -- Publisher.
Miller, William -- Publisher.
Minto family -- Provenance.
Murray, John -- Publisher.
Printers -- Great Britain.
Printing -- Great Britain -- History.
Savage, William -- Printer.
Form/Genre:
Mezzotints -- 1810-1819.
Etchings -- 1810-1819.
Stipple engravings -- 1810-1819.
Woodcuts -- 1810-1819.
Wood engravings -- 1810-1819.
Contributors:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847.
Herbert, William, 1718-1795.
Gough, Richard, 1735-1809.
Meyer, Henry Hoppner, 1783-1847, engraver.
Hodgetts, Thomas, active 1801-1846, engraver.
Say, William, 1768-1834, engraver.
Edridge, Henry, 1769-1821, ill.
Cook, Thomas, approximately 1744-1818, ill.
Romney, George, 1734-1802, ill.
Beechey, William, Sir, 1753-1839, ill.
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