INVENTION OF PRINTING, A COLLECTION OF FACTS AND OPINIONS DESC RIPTIVE OF EARLY PRINTS AND PLAYING CARDS, THE BLOCK-BOOKS OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY, THE LEGEND OF LOURENS JANSZOON COSTER, OF HAARLEM AND THE WORK OF JOHN GUTENBERG AND HIS ASSOCIATES. By Theo. L. De Vinne.
- New York: George Bruce's Son & Co., 1878.
- modern quarter leather over pebbled cloth-covered boards with leather tips, title in gilt on spine, five raised bands
- 168 pages.
Price: $175.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 24195
This text first appeared in 1876 in thick 8vo. published by DeVinne. (Bigmore & Wyman I, 167). It is here reissued as a type specimen book by the type founder, George Bruce's Son. Illustrated with many facsimiles of early types and woodcuts. An important book in the study of early printing issued in an interesting format. Rear board detached yet present. Front hinge worn and cracked. Wear to spine ends and tips. Evidence of mold in the textblock.
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