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Lot 1658: Brun, M. Manuel pratique et abrégé de la

Books: Arts, Varia, History, Literature, Fine printing

Platinum House

by Bubb Kuyper: Auctioneers of Books, Graphic Art & Manuscripts

November 28, 2012

Haarlem, Netherlands

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Description: Brun, M. Manuel pratique et abrégé de la typographie française. Paris, Firmin Didot père et fils, 1825, 1st ed., (4),233p., contemp. gilt and blindst. calf, ribbed gilt spine, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. - Foxed/ soiled throughout; title-p. loosening; occas. sl. wormholed. Backstrip partly worn off; sl. worn along extremities. = Bigmore and Wyman I, p.88: "This little work (...) is a practical typographical manual, treating of every branch of composition and presswork. It is quite a gem from a typographical point of view. Firmin Didot superintended the printing, and the book possesses the singular feature of not containing one divided word throughout." Rare. (Chaillot, P.). Manuel du libraire, du bibliothécaire et de l'homme de lettres, ouvrage très utile aux bibliophiles, et à tous ceux qui achêtent des livres; par un libraire. Ibid., Thoisnier-Desplaces, 1829, (4),216p., contemp. hcl. w. mor. letterpiece, 12mo. - Bookplate on upper pastedown; browned/ foxed.

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