An Introduction to the History of Printing Types: An Illustrated Summary of the Main Stages in the Development of Type Design from 1440 up to the Present Day, An Aid to Type Face Identification.

By: Geoffrey Dowding (1905-1996).

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SECOND EDITION, with a new Foreword by Alan Bartram. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/4 inches. xxiv, 277 pp. Illustrated throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth, spine titled in gilt, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear to jacket cover. Very Good. Studies the history of the great printer-publishers and their innovations over five centuries in a concise presentation. Well illustrated with examples of works held in The British Library and the St. Bride Foundation Printing Library. Geoffrey Dowding was Director of Wace and Company for many years; Wace and Company originally published this work in 1961.

Title: An Introduction to the History of Printing Types: An Illustrated Summary of the Main Stages in the Development of Type Design from 1440 up to the Present Day, An Aid to Type Face Identification.

Author Name: Geoffrey Dowding (1905-1996).

Categories: Typography,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: London and New Castle, DE:, The British Library and Oak Knoll Press,: 1998

ISBN Number: 1884718434

ISBN Number 13: 9781884718434

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: CH814-176

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