This introduction to some of the technicalities of printing in the Elizabethan period examines ways in which knowledge of those technicalities, as they can be discovered by examining the original printed editions of Shakespeare's works, can aid modern scholars in discovering what the physical object -- the book -- reveals about the literary artifact -- the text. Illustrated.
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Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp, 1985. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP18413961
Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp. Book Condition: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # S09F-00152
Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp. Book Condition: Good. . Acceptable dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # S09F-00456
Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG091801672X
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Book Description Folger Books, 1985, 1985. 1st edition, hardback, large 8vo, 103pp, illustrated, clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good / Good dustwrapper. wrapper torn at corner of rear panel. ISBN: 091801672X. Bookseller Inventory # 214270
Book Description Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, first edition, 1985, 1985. Cloth, 8vo, 25 cm, 103 pp, 35 ills. From the blurb: "As the title indicates, this monograph serves two functions. First, it traces the developments that led to the invention of printing, noting Gutenberg's various technical discoveries and his remarkable synthesis of them into the craft as it was practiced throughout the Western world for four centuries. This section examines the special features of the hand press: of type design and casting; and of ink, paper, and binding. Professor Williams then follows the spread of the printing press across Europe and into the New World. He gives particular attention to the craft in England; to William Caxton, the first English printer; and to his sixteenth-century successors, ending with the printers and publishers of the Elizabethan period. This volume demonstrates how the invention of printing has made possible the preservation of Shakespeare's writings for all time. The Craft of Printing also records and analyzes the methods of printing and the publication of Shakespeare's poems and plays. It divides the publication history of the plays themselves into two treatments—the quartos from 1594 to 1622 and the First Folio of 1623, the first collected edition of the plays. Several tables supply publication dates of the various quarto plays, divided by category. with reprints listed and information on the printing of the different Folio plays. They provide a handy reference aid to a fairly complicated printing history Some information is also given about modern bibliographical techniques of analyzing composition, imposition, casting-off copy, and type-identification as they have been demonstrated in scholarly work on the quartos and the First Folio. Brief notices of the later Folios follow. The author seeks to introduce some of the technicalities of printing in the Elizabethan period and some of the ways in which a knowledge of those technicalities, as they can be discovered by examining the original printed editions of Shakespeare's works, can aid modern scholars in discovering what the physical object - the book - reveals about the literary artefact - the text. Modern editions of Shakespeare depend on deductions drawn from the actual printing conditions of the Elizabethan printshop." Very Good in dustwrapper, Bookseller Inventory # ABE-41941
Book Description Folger Books, Washington, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition. 103pp. with index, b&w photos, some pencil underlining, VG+/VG+, This volume demostrates how the invention of printing has made possible the preservation of Shakespeare's writings for all time. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Antiques/Collecting. Bookseller Inventory # 42134
Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-170-X2-1028901