McMurtrie, Douglas C.
Title THE BOOK THE STORY OF PRINTING & BOOKMAKING
Book Condition Very good +
Jacket Condition Very Good Jacket
Publisher London Oxford University Press 1980
Seller ID 61
8vo (9½” x 7”). pp. xxx; 676. Dark blue cloth boards with titles in grey on spine. 173 b/w plates of historic text and illustrations; bibliographies for each chapter and general index. “The Book tells the story of how books came into being and of those earliest books that were written and illustrated by hand. It tells of the invention of printing and of how that invention made it possible for books to be produced cheaply and in such quantities that all men might have them…and of the ceaseless efforts of craftsmen and artists to produce the perfect book – the golden book" (from the jacket). A fresh, very good copy with light shelf wear and rubbing to corners with a few light spots to the edge of the text block in a very good DJ with a small (¼“) open tear.
Book History, Printing History, Gutenberg, Incunabula, Franklin, Baskerville, Morris,