- (Athens): National Book Centre of Greece Ministry of Culture, (2001).
- small 4to.
- pictorial paper-covered boards
- xx, 221, (3) pages
- ISBN: 9607894308
Price: $35.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 64949
Limited to an edition of 5000 copies. This catalogue was created to accompany an exhibition dedicated to the history of the publishing activities of Greeks during a critical period of time beginning with the Renaissance and extending to the Enlightenment. From Venice, Florence and Rome to Paris, Geneva, Moscow, Constantinople, Leipzig, Corfu and Chios, it details the role of each of the twenty cities that emerged as major centers of the publication of Greek books. Entries for the 105 titles provide the publishing history and historical background, significance of the text and people associated with the book. With numerous photographic facsimiles of woodcuts, engravings, printer's marks, ornaments, and title pages throughout. Some illustrations, page lines and shoulder notes in sepia tones, some initial letters, headings and ornaments in red, remainder in black. Bibliography with many titles in Greek. Index.