Blades, William, 1824-1890, Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, Printmaking, creating with the arts
1892 edition of Books in Chains and Other Bibliographical Papers by the late William Blades. The book includes a collection of some of Mr. Blade's Fugitive Pieces, as well as an introduction containing a general notice of his life's work.
The study of Caxton's press was Blade's chief work, and section I contains some of his writings on Caxton. Section II covers his papers on the invention of printing, and section III covers his research on the varieties of types used by Caxton and other early printers.
Contents: Books in Chains (Part I) -- Books in Chains (Part II) -- The Use and Development of Signatures in Books -- The Early Schools of Typography -- On the Present Aspect of the Question, Who Was the Inventor of Printing? -- De Ortu Typographiae (Part I) -- De Ortu Typographiae (Part II) -- De Ortu Typographiae (Part III) -- De Ortu Typographiae (Part IV) -- Early Greek Types of the Royal Printing Office, Paris, and the Chancellor of Cambridge University -- The First Printing Press in England, as Pictorially Presented -- Index.