Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Large 4to (28.5 x 22 cm). 101 pp. 19 b/w illustrations with 1 fold-out plate. Original cloth, original dustjacket (worn along top edge with small tears). *NOT* ex-library and completely free from all markings and stamps. Very good / Good. Item #2198
Needham's discovery at the Library of Congress of an unknown Caxton imprint inside a contemporary English binding is tour-de-force of bibliographical investigation. The results of his painstaking investigation is recorded in the present volume, which is at the same time an authoritative exposition of the earliest English printers and binders.