The book the story of printing and bookmaking
History of books - WikipediaThe Book covers the origin of writing and of the alphabet; the beginnings of printing in the Far East; writing materials; the genesis and early history of paper; books in manuscript and their scribes and illustrators; the European invention of printing and its dissemination; type design and its development; book illustration and decoration; bookbinding and the work of celebrated binders; the work of eminent printers, such as Jenson, Aldus, Plantin, Baskerville, Didot, Bodoni, Benjamin Franklin, William Morris, and their more recent successors; the private presses; and finally, contemporary book designing, typography, and illustration, and the ideas of the book designer of today. The Book answers any but the most specialized and technical questions in regard to books and their makers. The actual processes of book production are described simply and plainly. There are more than one hundred and seventy illustrations including some hundred and twenty reproductions of title pages, text pages, and engravings from famous books, all of which supplement and enrich the text. Your email address will not be published. Professional Packaging — I always use Top Quality packaging products to ensure you receive your item in the condition it was sent. Additional information Weight 1.
The Book: Story of Printing & Bookmaking
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The history of books starts with the development of writing , and various other inventions such as paper and printing , and continues through to the modern day business of book printing. The earliest history of books actually predates what would conventionally be called "books" today and begins with tablets, scrolls, and sheets of papyrus. Then hand-bound, expensive, and elaborate books known as codices appeared.
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No eBook available Amazon. This reference book can be used as reference for the history of printing, printing types and bookmaking. Hefty, but set in generally big type, this book is sure to make you interested in its examples - who knows, you may even decide to work on editing and printing your own book! Read full review. Account Options Sign in.
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