Excerpt from A Short History of English Printing: 1476-1898
Reed's admirable work, A History of the Old English Letter Foundries, written from a differ ent standpoint, to serve as a guide. His own researches at the Record Office have enabled Mr. Plomer to enlarge considerably... our know ledge of the printers at work during the second half of the seventeenth century, but when the State made up its mind to leave the printers alone, even this source of information lapses, and the pioneer has to gather what he may from the imprints in books which come under his hand, from notices of a few individual printers, and stray anecdotes and memoranda. Through this almost pathless forest Mr. Plomer has threaded his way, and though the road he has made may be broken and imperfect, the fact that a road exists, which they can widen and mend, will be of incalculable advantage to all students of printing.
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