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The book : the story of printing & bookmaking

Author: Douglas C McMurtrie
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1943.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd rev. ed. under present titleView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944.
Book.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1943
(OCoLC)576363504
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas C McMurtrie
OCLC Number: 1387180
Notes: "Seventh edition as successor to four editions of 'The golden book', first published in 1927"--Verso, title page
Printed date of preface on page ix (for first edition) reads: "July 20, 1937"; printed date for 3rd revised edition on page x reads: "November 2, 1942"
Description: xxx, 676 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Primitive human records --
The origin of the alphabet --
The alphabet in western Europe --
Paper and its origins --
Handwritten books --
Printing in the Far East --
Early European woodcuts --
The block books --
The stage setting for typography --
Johann Gutenberg's invetion --
The case of rival claimants --
The dissemination of printing --
The master printers of Venice --
The first printing in English --
The production of the incunabula --
Woodcut book illustration --
Engraved book illustration --
Early book decoration --
Some special problems --
Printer's marks --
The study of incunabula --
Typography's golden age --
Italian book illustration --
The indomitable Plantin --
The vogue of engraving --
Baskerville and his disciples --
The press in the New World --
Printing on Massachusetts Bay --
Typographer, philosopher, statesman --
Printer and historian --
The spread of printing in America --
The revival of craftsmanship --
The private presses --
Contemporary fine printing --
Modern typography --
Modern book illustration --
Processes of bookmaking --
The art of bookbinding --
The printing of illustrations --
The title page --
Concerning type design --
The printer's ideals.
Other Titles: Story of printing & bookmaking
Responsibility: by Douglas C. McMurtrie.

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