London: Longmans [et al.], 1824. Two volumes. Thick 12mos. Original brown muslin. Illustrations. Spine labels wanting, large chip from crown of one spine, small nicks at corners, neat, early gift inscription, otherwise internally very good and partly unopened. Item #WRCLIT83763
First edition, ordinary issue, of this comprehensive history of English printing (with some consideration of its antecedents) and overview of methods and mechanisms, dedicated to the Earl of Spencer.