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The book : the story of printing & bookmaking

Author: Douglas C McMurtrie
Publisher: New York : Dorset Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas C McMurtrie
ISBN: 0880293489 9780880293488
OCLC Number: 22092762
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 3rd rev. ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 1943.
Description: xxx, 676 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 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.
Responsibility: by Douglas C. McMurtrie.

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