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STOWER (C.). The Printer's Price-Book, Containing the Master Printer's Charges to the Trade for Printing Works of Various Descriptions, Sizes, Types and Pages; Also, a New, Easy, and Correct Method of Casting off Manuscript and other Copy, Exemplified in Specimen Pages of Different Sizes and Types...1814

London: Printed by the Editor, Hackney, C. Cradock and W. Joy, First edition, 8vo (205 x 125 mm), iv, 446pp., 1 plate showing typographical marks (foxed and offset onto title), text moderately browned in places, 32 page author text followed by 326 pages of specimens of type in different sizes, from the foundry of Mr Thorne in Fan St, Aldersgate Street, with footnotes by the author, pp. 359-446 contain tables with the regular charges for printing works of the same size type length and width as the foregoing specimen pages, cont. half calf, rebacked with original spine laid-down, marbled boards, corners rubbed through. A compendium of information on the early 19th-century printing trade: payment for compositors, master printers' rates, typographical marks, casting off copy, type specimens, etc. This book is far scarcer than Stower's earlier work The Printer's Grammar of 1808.

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