1953. London: Association of Assistant Librarians, 1953.
Thick 8vo, xii, 370, pp. Original maroon cloth, stamped in gilt to backstrip; illustrated throughout by means of facsimiles within the text. Slightly shelf-cocked, some spotting to edges, uniformly browned. Very good.
§ First edition. 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 an illustration from Bewick’s Water Birds (p. 237), as well as a discussion of William Blake (p. 238) and his followers (p. 239). Item #104376