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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK. Geoffrey Ashall Glaister

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK.

With a new introduction by Donald Farren.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. small 4to. paperback. 576 pages. With a new introduction by Donald Farren. Paperback edition. Reprint of the 2nd edition of 1979. The breadth of this work is remarkable. Encyclopedia contains almost 4,000 terms and definitions used in bookbinding, printing, papermaking and the book trade. Biographical details of printers, authors, bookbinders and bibliophiles are included as well as precise notes on machinery and equipment, famous books, printing societies, book-related organizations..... READ MORE

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                      CONTENTS

SHORTENED PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION         viii

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION                    ix

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                  x

INTRODUCTION TO THE 1996 EDITION                 xi

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA                                  1

Appendix A: SOME TYPE SPECIMENS                 527

Appendix B: LATIN PLACE NAMES AS USED IN THE
IMPRINTS OF EARLY PRINTED BOOKS                 536

Appendix C: PROOF CORRECTION SYMBOLS            539

Appendix D: A SHORT READING LIST                547

COLOUR PLATES
(between pages 488 and 489)
Colour printing
Double-tone ink
Duplex half-tone
Three-colour analysis
Three-colour reproduction