A Suite of Fleurons

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Author: John Ryder
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Hard Cover
or, A Preliminary Enquiry into the history and combinable natures of certain printers' flowers.
July 1957 Third Impression. First published 1956.
Publisher - Phoenix House Ltd. London.
Cover is hard bound in white board. Some foxing on top edge, otherwise good condition.
No Dust Jacket is present. Original tissue wrapper is present but worn.
End Papers are intact, white.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece: Reproduction of a page in Latin; 'A certain need of decoration expressed in commas.'
Main Text Body - 54 Pages. Fine and clean.   
End Matters – Addendum; Bibliography; Note on the printing.
Edges are even and unworn. Foxing on top edge.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage.  Gilt lettering.

Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

A very particular study of floral emblems used by printers and the punchcutters who first created them. A book for lovers of the history of printing and book decoration.






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