Chap-book Chaplets (Scolar)

Selected spreads not taken from a relief printed original, but from Scolar Press’s fine 1976 reissue of Chap-book Chaplets, originally published in 1883 by Field & Tuer at ‘Ye’ Leadenhall Press (the same collection of chapbooks was issued the same year in the larger volume Olde Tayles Newlye Relayted). The Scolar edition is a facsimile printed by offset lithography, and advantage was taken of the technology to publish the book in full colour, based on a hand coloured original. It provides an excellent approximation of the now-rare coloured editions, which remain surprisingly bright and rich.