Descriptions by William Blades; introduction by Henry Morris. Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1996. 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt; accompanying tan card covered folder with medal reproductions; housed together in brown cloth slipcase. 32, (4) pages; title printed in russet and black; 4 gold-tinted medal illustrations; 17th-century trade card reproduced in red ink; other illustrations; four cast reproductions of 17th- and 18th-century printing trade medals as housed in folder, as issued. Slipcase a little frayed, else fine. Item #5600
Only 120 sets produced of this remarkable and beautifully printed work, rarely offered on the numismatic market. Henry Morris is one of the last of the great letterpress printers and is known to numismatists for several works including John Adams’s work on George III Indian Peace Medals and the deluxe edition of his Comitia Americana book. The present work reprints parts of Blades’s Numismata Typographica (1883) and presents new introductory material by Morris himself. The volume was composed in Dante types on mouldmade paper and bound by Campbell Logan bindery; the medals were made by Ronnie DaVinci Company.