By Douglas C. McMurtrie
London   Oxford University Press
9.5" by 7" xxx, 676pp.
The third revised edition of this illustrated book on printing and bookmaking by Douglas C. McMurtrie, in the scarce dust wrapper.
By Douglas C. McMurtrie

1943 The Book: The Story of Printing & Bookmaking

London   Oxford University Press
9.5" by 7" xxx, 676pp.
The third revised edition of this illustrated book on printing and bookmaking by Douglas C. McMurtrie, in the scarce dust wrapper.
£45.00
: 0.75kgs / : 907Z23

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Description

Early Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The third revised edition under the present title. 

In the publisher's original cloth with the scarce original unclipped dust wrapper. 

Illustrated with numerous monochrome vignettes and full page illustrations and twenty-two monochrome plates. Collated complete. 

This interesting work was written by Douglas C. McMurtrie, an American typeface designer, graphic designer and bibliographer of printing. The work provides a comprehensive historical account of bookbinding and printing practices, starting with primitive printing and the origin of the alphabet and ending with contemporary practices and type-design.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth with the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally excellent with only slight bumping to the extremities. Small bookplate belonging to 'Daniel Dougal' to the front free endpaper. The wrap is generally smart with fading to the spine, handling marks, a closed tear to the tail of the spine joint and chipping and small closed tears to the extremities. Internally firmly bound with clean and bright pages.

Fine

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