This book is the first comprehensive study of the London partnership of Field & Tuer and their impri...
This book is the first comprehensive study of the London partnership of Field & Tuer and their imprint The Leadenhall Press (later the Leadenhall Press, Ltd.). Andrew White Tuer (1838-1900), was the creative force of the enterprise and one of the most imaginative printers and publishers of the second half of the nineteenth century. The firm published in almost every subject area and format, from sixpenny pamphlets to vellum-bound limited editions dedicated by command to the Queen, as well as two important and long-running periodicals: The Paper & Printing Trades Journal and The Printers' International Specimen Exchange. The essay on Tuer shows him to have been a man of remarkable energy, curiosity, and wit: a successful businessman, inventor, advocate for fine printing, collector, author, and correspondent. The annotated checklist describes nearly 450 publications issued from 1863 to 1913. Appendices cover Andrew Tuer's writings, ephemera, series titles, and collections of special interest.