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FIRMIN DIDOT
[Catalogue. 1817]
Librairie de Firmin Didot, imprimeur du Roi, de l'Institut, de la Marine et des Colonies, rue Jacob, No 24. Novembre 1817.
[Paris]: [1817].
69, [1] p. ; 19.8 cm. (8º)

Page [3] drop-head title: 'Catalogue Des Livres De Fonds De Firmin Didot, Libraire ... Imprimeur du Roi, Graveur et Fondeur en caractères d'imprimerie.' Firmin Didot (1764--1836) was the typefounder who designed the Didot typeface and invented stereotypes (plates cast from printing surfaces) enabling him to publish low-priced editions.

Copy Notes Financial calculation in ink on title-page. Some markings in ink, probably by Soane who visited Paris in August--September 1819. Figures and calculations in ink on final page. Bound (4) in a collection of booksellers' price lists. Traces of yellow paper spine.


Binding Recent olive green binder's cloth, gilt-lettered spine, numbered '60' in a series of sale catalogue volumes. Bound February 1925.

Reference Number 5141


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