PRINTING IN THE WORLD OF YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Booklet issued in commemoration of the five hundredth anniversary of the invention of printing from movable type. Ding in rear panel affects the entire booklet at the lower edge.
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> Coakley, J.F., THE TYPOGRAPHY OF SYRIAC: A HISTORICAL CATALOGUE OF PRINTING TYPES, 1537-1958.
> Johnson, Herbert H (editor), FESTINA LENTE, THE JOURNAL OF THE MELBERT B. CARY, JR. GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
> THE MELBERT B. CARY, JR. GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION.
THE LIFE AND AGE OF WOMAN.
A seven-figure image of the stages in a woman's life from one to ninety years of age by Albert Alden (1812-1883). The 30 year-old woman is on the highest step, when she is "at the height of her physical and intellectual powers." Age 18 is described as the "most critical stage" in a woman's life. At age 90 "we see all that remains of her who once tripped the light fantastic." Appears to be a companion to Alden's woodcut "The Life and Age of Man," ca. 1830 (Princeton University Main Catalog). Both illustrate 19th century conceptions of morality and gender roles, depicting the woman as nurturer and spiritual guide. Verse from the Old Testament book of Proverbs on the traits of the ideal woman cited. Featured is an illustration of a woman mentoring a young girl reading the Scriptures. Stained and creased.