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Edward Rowe Mores

(1730—1778) antiquary and historian of printing


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Mores published an engraved facsimile of part of the Bodleian’s Anglo-Saxon Genesis MS, then attributed to Caedmon (1754). His pioneering Dissertation on early English typefounders, which he also printed, was published posthumously (1778) by Nichols in a small press run and without the intended type specimens, but it has nevertheless become a classic text.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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