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Middle Hill Press Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Subjects
Topographical surveying--England; Genealogy--England; Phillipps, Sir Thomas

History
Most of the collection was purchased in 1967. Additional items are added as available.

Description
The Middle Hill Press was established ca 1822 by the bibliophile, Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872). It was used by him mainly to publish his discoveries in early English topography and genealogy. A large number of works emanating from the Press were edited by Phillipps himself and printed in very limited editions varying from twenty-five to one hundred copies. Many are leaflets consisting of extracts from registers, visitations, genealogies, etc. The collection also includes some proofsheets annotated by Phillipps.

Language
English and Latin.

Holdings
Approximately 380 items.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is accessible through a special card file.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher.

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.