Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, Printmaking, creating with the arts
Title exploring ways to distinguish a title printed by William Caxton, as well as how to locate copies of his work. The study of Caxton's press was the chief work of author William Blades' life. This volume is letterpress printed. Appendices include plate examples from Caxton's work, and a list of discovered works attributed to the press of William Caxton.
"The design of this little volume is not to instruct the professed Bibliographer, though even he may find a book of reference occasionally useful; but to draw attention to the existence of many collections of old books hitherto unexplored; to induce owners of ancestral libraries, as well as all persons having access to old libraries, to commence and carry through an earnest and systematic search for the precious relics of our earliest printed literature; and lastly to show that the search is not difficult, that it is full of interest, and that very important discoveries must be its reward, if carried on energetically." - Preface