4to. xiv, 192 pp, preface, foreword and acknowledgments, list of 125 b&w plates, The Great Printers and Their Books by Joseph Blumenthal: Gutenberg and the Advent of Printing; The Spread of Printing in Europe; The Golden Age of Printing in France; The Netherlands: Plantin and Elzevir; Censorship; The Imprimerie Toyale; The 18th Century; France and England in the 18th Century; The 19th Century and the Industrial Revolution; British Private Presses; The German Revival in Europe; The Printed Book in the United States. The Plate Section; selective bibliography, index. First Edition, 1973. Maroon cloth with gilt anchor on front board, and gilt lettering to spine. "Neither a printing manual nor a technical treatise, this volume was written by an accomplished designer and printer and presents concisely and consecutively the history and romance of the greatly printed books, and includes descriptions of the lives of the great printers, and presents the historical backgrounds under which their noble folios were made." from the jacket flap.
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