The Life and Typography of William Caxton, England's First Printer, with Evidence of His Typographical Connection with Colard Mansion, the Printer at Bruges.
London: Joseph Lilly, 1861-1863. First edition. 4to. 2 volumes: xv, 298; lix, (1), 310, (1, errata) pp. 57 plates from text, illustrations, etc., one folding, portrait frontispiece to volume one; with half-titles. Bigmore & Wyman "Bibliography of Printing," p. 65: "[Blades], by his painstaking research, has cleared up many doubtful points in the career of our proto-printer, and his book is in every way worthy of the importance of its subject." Scattered foxing, some age toning to text, but very good. Contemporary black three-quarter sheep (rubbed, especially joints, small skinned strip along lower front joint of volume two), and marbled boards, gilt title and rules between raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. (9569). Item #63003