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[COWIE (George)]. Cowie's Printer's Pocket-Book and Manual, Containing the Compositors' and Pressmen's Scale of Prices, Agreed upon in 1810 and Modified in 1816: all the Schemes of Impositions... the Hebrew, Greek, and Saxon Alphabets... a table for giving out Paper... a list of Master Printers, arranged on a new plan, and corrected to the present time.1836

London: W. Strange... G. Cowie... and G. Purkess. Second edition, with alterations and additions, 12mo, [iv], 99 + [1, advert for books published by Strange and Cowie]pp., pasted on the rear paste-down is a printed list of "Towns in which Agents are appointed", orig. cloth-backed boards, rather worn with ink splashes, large illustrated paper title-label on upper board, chipped and soiled. A rare, if well used, concise journeyman printer's manual. Contains type-tables, tables of signatures and foliation, schemes of imposition, journeymen's prices, and a trade directory. Bigmore & Wyman I, p. 146; JPHS, E17,

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