The History of the Catnach Press at Berwick upon Tweed, Alnwick, Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland and Seven Dials, London...

The History of the Catnach Press at Berwick upon Tweed, Alnwick, Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland and Seven Dials, London...
click image to zoom

London: Charles Hindley, 1886. 4to, xlii, 308 pp. With some 230 woodcuts including 42 by Bewick, some on colored backgrounds. Original quarter white paper and boards, a bit worn but sound, lower hinge cracked but sounds, binder’s ticket present. Limited to 250 copies of the large paper edition. “One class of literature which Jemmy Catnach made almost his own, was children's farthing and halfpenny books. Among these are :-The Tragical Death of an Apple PieThe House that Jack BuiltJumping JoanThe Butterflys' Ball and Grasshoppers' FeastJerry Diddle and his FiddleNurse Love-Child's GiftThe Death and Burial of Cock RobinThe Cries of LondonSimple SimonJacky Jingle and Suky ShingleHe advertised them as "Here you have just printed and published, and adorned with ten beautiful and elegantly engraved embellishments, and for the low charge of one farden – Yes ! one farden buys" (A farding is an obsolete or dialectal form of the word farthing)The story of the Battle of Waterloo — (this last and 16th of the decisive battles at which Napoleon was finally overthrown, and took place i8 June 1815)Old Songs and Ballads.— A Collection of 35 most Curious Old Songs and Ballads, printed at Seven Dials, on rough old straw paper, and illustrated with quaint and rude woodcuts or engravingsHe also wrote many verses and songs, most of which he also printed on broadsides and chapbooks.In the British Museum there is a collection of upwards of 4,000 ballads in two folio volumes – all printed by James Catnach.” (Wikipedia). (Item Id: 106829)

$275.00
Buy Now

All items are guaranteed as described but may be returned for any reason for resale for a full refund within 10 days of receipt only if packed, shipped, and insured as received. Payment in US dollars drawn on a US bank, including state and local taxes as applicable, is expected upon receipt unless otherwise agreed. Institutions may receive deferred billing and duplicates will be considered for credit. References or advance payment may be requested of anyone ordering for the first time. All sold items remain the property of John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller until paid for in full. Postage is extra and will be via UPS or USPS unless otherwise requested.

PayPal is the prefered payment method but Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also gladly accepted: if paying by credit card please be sure to read and understand the descriptions of the books you are ordering, as substantial charges can be assessed on returns for which the buyer is responsible. Please also note that under standard terms of business, title does not pass to the purchaser until the purchase price has been paid in full.

ILAB dealers only may deduct their reciprocal discount, provided the account is paid in full within 30 days; thereafter the price is net.