Author:Joseph Ames

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Joseph Ames

English bibliographer and antiquary

Joseph Ames


  • A Catalogue of English Printers, from the year 1471 to 1600, most of them at London, (n.d.),
  • An Index to the Pembrokian Coins and Medals (without date or place, (?1746), 8 pp., with device.
  • A Catalogue of English Heads, or an account of about two thousand prints describing what is particular on each; as the name, title, or office of the person, the habit, posture, age or time when done, the name of the painter, graver, scraper, &c., and some remarkable particulars relating to their lives, (London: 1748)
  • Typographical Antiquities, being an historical account of printing in England, with some memoirs of our antient printers, and a register of the books printed by them, from the year 1471 to 1600, with an appendix concerning printing in Scotland and Ireland to the same time, (London:1749). (external scan)
  • Parentalia, or Memoirs of the Family of the Wrens, viz. of Matthew, bishop of Ely, Christopher, dean of Windsor, &c., but chiefly of Sir Christopher Wren, late surveyor-general of the royal buildings, P.R.S. &c., in which is contained, besides his works, a great number of original papers and records on religion, politics, anatomy, mathematics, architecture, antiquities, and most branches of polite literature, compiled by his son Christopher; now published by his grandson, Stephen Wren, Esq., with the care of Joseph Ames, (London:1750)

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