See also:English printer and bibliographer, was
See also:born at Clapham,
See also:London, on the 5th of
See also:December 1824 . In 184o he was apprenticed to his'
See also:father's printing business in London, being subsequently taken into
See also:partnership . The
See also:firm was afterwards known as
See also:Blades, East & Blades . His
See also:interest in printing led him to make a study of the volumes produced by
See also:press, and of the early
See also:history of printing in England . His
See also:Life and
See also:Typography of
See also:William Caxton, England's First Printer, was published in 1861-1863, and the conclusions which he set forth were arrived at by a careful examination of types in the early books, each class of type being traced from its first use to the
See also:time when, spoilt by
See also:wear, it passed out of Caxton's hands . Some 450 volumes from the Caxton Press were ,thus carefully compared and classified in
See also:order . In 1877 Blades took an active
See also:part in organizing the Caxton celebration, and strongly supported the foundation of the Library Association . He was a keen
See also:collector of old books, prints and medals . His publications relate chiefly to the early history of printing, the Enemies of Books, his most popular
See also:work, being produced in 1881 . He died at Sutton in Surrey on the 27th of
See also:April 1890 .
BLADDER AND PROSTATE DISEASES
BLAENAVON, or BLAENAFON
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