The LIFE Of MR. THOMAS GENT, Printer, of York; Written by Himself. Thomas Gent, 1693 - 1778.
The LIFE Of MR. THOMAS GENT, Printer, of York; Written by Himself.

The LIFE Of MR. THOMAS GENT, Printer, of York; Written by Himself.

London: Printed for Thomas Thorpe, 1832. 1st Edition (Bigmore & Wyman I, 260). 208 pp. Frontispiece by Augustus Fox. 8vo. Later pebbled half-calf with marbled paper boards & eps (front board professionally reattached). TEG. Marbled eps. Average wear. Bookplate. Prior owner signature(s) to preliminary blank, with the second having the mss note: "Purchased at the / Drake sale May 1876 / H W Wadleigh" Image of Drake affixed underneath. Overall, Very Good. Item #47882

"Gent was a printer and writer, born in Ireland, who spent most of his working life in York. He authored several works, mostly histories, but was financially unsuccessful. His poetry and the woodcut illustrations in his publications are considered to be of a low standard, but his historical accounts, as well as details in his own autobiography are considered to be valuable historical resources." [Wiki]

Per B&W, "A very interesting biography of a distinguished country printer. It contains also a number of details relative to the history of typography during the second half of the eighteenth century."

Price: $245.00

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