- Wien: A. Hartleben's Verlag, 1882.
- thick 8vo.
- original decorated and embossed cloth with gilt
- viii, 806 pages with 26 plates (14 in color) and 380 text illustrations.
Price: $30.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 32355
First edition. (St. Bride Cat. p.318). Standard 19th century history of book printing, copiously illustrated with facsimiles, type specimens, illustrations of printing presses, information on bookbinding practices and papermaking. Original binding held together with cloth, with the original spine pasted on top. Front hinge cracked and separating from the text block. Front free endpaper loose. Rear hinge starting. Light rubbing to cover edges and corners. Bookplate on front pastedown. Private ownership stamp on front free endpaper.