ECLAIRCISSEMENS SUR L'HISTOIRE DE L'INVENTION DE L'IMPRIM...
by Vries, Abraham De
First French translation of de Vries' study of Coster, originally issued in 1823 on the 400th anniversary of the Seculaire a Haarlem. (Bigmore & Wyman III, pp.56&57). An important study of the Dutch claim of inventing printing. Includes, in English, Cogan's The Narrative of Junius, Respecting The Discovery of Printing, Criticised. Spine faded; covers rubbed. Includes the bookplate of Dutch typefoundry Lettergieterij Amsterdam.