Book Id: 41949 Historia typographorum aliquot Parisiensium vitas et libros completens. N with crown monogram on spine (not yet identified). Supposed page of manuscript by Maittaire tipped-in facing title. Michel Maittaire.
Historia typographorum aliquot Parisiensium vitas et libros completens. N with crown monogram on spine (not yet identified). Supposed page of manuscript by Maittaire tipped-in facing title.
Historia typographorum aliquot Parisiensium vitas et libros completens. N with crown monogram on spine (not yet identified). Supposed page of manuscript by Maittaire tipped-in facing title.
Historia typographorum aliquot Parisiensium vitas et libros completens. N with crown monogram on spine (not yet identified). Supposed page of manuscript by Maittaire tipped-in facing title.

Historia typographorum aliquot Parisiensium vitas et libros completens. N with crown monogram on spine (not yet identified). Supposed page of manuscript by Maittaire tipped-in facing title.

Publisher Information: London: Christopher Bateman and William Bowyer, 1717.

Mattaire, Michel (1668-1747). Historia typographorum aliquot parisiensium vitas et libros complectens. xvi, [4], 160, [8], 160, [2]pp. 2 engraved plates. London: Apud Christophorum Bateman; typis Gulielmi Bowyer, 1717. 189 x 118 mm. 18th-century mottled calf, gilt spine and edges, light wear and rubbing, front hinge cracking. Small closed tears in title-leaf and leaf B2, but very good otherwise. Manuscript copy of Mattaire’s Latin poem “Ad librum” tipped to the flyleaf opposite the title; notationin pencil above reading "Manuscrit de Mattaire."

First Edition. Mattaire, a French-born classical scholar and bibliographer, spent most of his life in England, where he taught and amassed an important library of early printed books. He is best known for his works on the history of printing, including this one, which contains biographies of Parisian scholar-printers Simon de Collines, Michel Vascosan, Adrien Turnebo, Jean Bienné, and Guillaume Morel and his descendants together with catalogues of their editions arranged both chronologically and by subject. Bigmore & Wyman, Bibliography of Printing, II, p. 14.

Book Id: 41949

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