- Paris: (Imprimerie Nationale), 1973.
- (xiv), 295, (7) pages
Price: $125.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 114203
Limited to 5000 numbered copies. Text in French. Preface by Julien Cain, honorary administrator of the French National Library. A collection of scholarly essays on the history of the state printer of France, focusing on book arts. Essays cover the origins of L'Imprimerie in the 15th century, its changing role under monarchical and republican governments, its responses to French global exploration, and its response to changing technologies in more recent history. Frontispiece, color and black and white illustrations throughout. Postword by director Georges Bonnin. Table of contents. Top edge slightly stained.