1962. London: Association of Assistant Librarians (Section of the Library Association), 1962.
8vo, , 387, pp. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt to backstrip; illustrated throughout by means of black-and-white facsimiles within the text. Owner inscription to front pastedown. Very slight staining to top board, a few passages underlined in green pencil. Very good.
§ Second edition, revised and enlarged. Discussion of the history of printing divided into sections based on region, with a discussion of the history of illustration, as well as an introduction to bookbinding techniques. Includes a large number of images from block books and wood engravings (p. 239 with an image from Bewick’s Water Birds, and p. 240 with an image from Blake’s illustrations of Virgil). Item #104375