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Ames, Joseph 1689-1759

Works: 281 works in 557 publications in 2 languages and 2,022 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Catalogs  Biography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Auction catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: CS439, 929.2
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Most widely held works about Joseph Ames
Most widely held works by Joseph Ames
An index to Dibdin's edition of the Typographical antiquities by Samuel Roffey Maitland( Book )

3 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical view of the English Biblical translations : the expediency of revising by authority our present translation: and the means of executing such a revision. by William Newcome( Book )

3 editions published in 1792 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographical antiquities or The history of printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland by Joseph Ames( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this work was published, its original author had been dead for fifty years. As the title page explains, the work of Joseph Ames (1687-1759) was considerably augmented by William Herbert (1718-95), and then 'greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings' by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), several of whose other works are also reissued in this series. Ames' history of printing, based on his own collection, was published in 1749, as an aid to booksellers in identifying old works (and modern forgeries). Herbert, a printseller and bibliophile, acquired Ames' own interleaved copy of the work and intended to enlarge it, but died having completed only three of six proposed volumes. His working copies then passed to Dibdin, who eventually published this four-volume edition between 1810 and 1819. Volume 2 considers the lives and work of printers including Wynken de Worde and Richard Pynson
A list of various editions of the Bible, and parts thereof, in English. From the year 1526 to 1776 by Andrew Coltee Ducarel( Book )

3 editions published in 1778 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographical antiquities by Joseph Ames( )

1 edition published in 1785 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of English printers, from the year 1471 to 1600; most of them at London by Joseph Ames( Book )

6 editions published between 1740 and 1745 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Joseph Ames bibliógrafo e antiquário inglês

Joseph Ames bibliographe et historien du livre

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