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Selection of blocks from the collection of John A. Birkbeck

Author
Title Selection of blocks from the collection of John A. Birkbeck
Imprint Alan Anderson and Alex M. Frizzell
Date of Publication 1971
Language
Notes This is a most attractive selection of examples of printing from the ornamental blocks in the collection of the Scottish printer John A. Birkbeck. Many of Birkbeck's manuscripts and books are now held by the Library, including those in the Birkbeck special collection. This acquisition complements these existing holdings. It is also notable that this is printed by the Edinburgh-based Tragara Press, whose publications we have been collecting over the years. This work was printed by Alan Anderson and Alex M. Frizzell on 15 June 1971, in a run of 25 copies only. It is in fine condition, loose in blue wrappers as issued.
Shelfmark APS.3.203.12
Reference Sources Anderson, Alan. The Tragara Press 1954-1979. Edinburgh, 1979.
Acquired on 31/05/02
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