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Poetry of Nature: Comprising, a Selection of the Most Sublime and Beautiful Apostrophes, Histories, Songs, Elegies, etc. From the Works of the Caledonian Bards

The typographical execution in a style entirely new, and decorated with the superb ornaments, of the celebrated Caslon
Format
Book
Published
[Londini]: [typis, J.P. Cooke], [1790?]
Language
English
Description
1 preliminary leaf, x, 184, 12 pages ; 20 x 16 cm
Notes
  • Selections from Macpherson's Ossian.
  • Printed in script.
  • Edited by Miss Potter. Cf. Prelim. address.
  • List of subscribers (12 p.) bound at end of text.
  • A typographic copy of a manuscript form, made in 1785. "Talbot Baines Reed's assessment is that it 'is of no particular merit though faithfully enough rendering the contemporary clerkish hand'. (Ref: A history of the Old English letter foundries, 1952 edition, Faber & Faber, p. 245). The type had to be heavily kerned (which caused frequent breakage, as it was cast on angular bodies) [which] might work in some contexts, such as a circular letter, or brief documents intended to look hand-written. But it certainly did not work well for continuous text. ... " -- Jarndyce Books dealer description
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Contemporary marbled calf, with gilt borders and gilt spine. Martin C. and Ruthe R. Battestin Library Fund, 2014/2015.
Cited in
ESTC T119919.
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