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MOYES, James (1779--1838)
[Specimens of the types. 1834]
Specimens of the types commonly used in Moyes's Printing Office, Castle Street, Leicester Square: with their names, and the names of the founders. Also, specimens of wood engravings.
London: printed by James Moyes, 1834.
[48] p., wood-engr. frontis., [1] fold. letterpress table : wood-engr. illus. ; 24.0 cm. (8°)

A wood-engraved vignette of the 'Interior of the Principal Composing Room' appears on the title-page. The specimens are in many cases different to those displayed in the 1831 edition (q.v.). The French version of Soane's Description (Royal 4to., 1833) and his privately printed Memoirs of the professional life of an architect ('Royal 4to. 1834. Not published.') are included in an updated list of books on the fine arts printed at Moyes's office (list dated 'March 1834.'). The frontispiece in this edition is a 'Specimen Of Impressions From The Press Appropriated To Wood Engravings. The Subjects From Mr. Wiffen's Tasso.' The folding table is 'A Guide to Authors, Shewing How To Correct The Press, According To The Mode Adopted By Printers.', originally published by Effingham Wilson and reprinted here from his stereotype plates.

Copy Notes With half-title preceded by an initial binder's leaf inscribed in ink For / Sir John Soane. / With Mr. Moyes's Compliments.. With original printed wrappers present as for 1831 edition, the wording of the title and date of publication altered.

Binding Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.

Reference Number 2840


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