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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRINTED WORD., Chappell, Warren.

Author Name    Chappell, Warren.

Title   A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRINTED WORD.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970

ISBN Number    0394445341 / 9780394445342

Seller ID   28083

244 pp + Index, 9 9/16" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) book that will inform the layman and give pleasure to the typophile. In it the aesthetic and technical considerations basic to the art and process of printing, from the earliest formulation of the letters of the alphabet to recent developments in twentieth-century graphic technology, are made clear through a lucid and lively narrative interspersed with more than 200 pertinent illustrations - calligraphy, typefaces, great books and their pages, presses and workshops - all carefully chosen and fitted into the text. Here is the evolution of the printing press - the ingenious and imaginative contributions of the great printers. And always the interaction between printing and the society and culture in which it grew is underlined." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny tear at top/bottom of spine.

Joseph  Addison,  Alphabets,  Ludovico  Degli  Arrighi,  Basel,  John  Baskerville,  Bed,  Thomas  Bewick,  Black  Letter,  Block  Printing,  Giovanni  Boccaccio,  Giambattista  Bodoni,  Books,  William  Bulmer,  Calligraphy,  Cameras,  Capitals,  William  Calson,  Old  Face  Type,  Casting,  Censorship,  Chancery  Script,  Color,  Composition,  George  Cruickshank,  Johannes  Da  Spira,  Hornore  Daumier,  Daniel  Defoe,  Firmin  Didot,  Francois  Ambroise,  Didot  Family,  Albrecht  Durer,  England,  Engraving,  Etching,  Fournier  Family,  France,  Frankfurt,  Claude  Garamond,  Germany,  Eric  Gill,  Gothic  Type,  Frederic  W.  Goudy,  Phillippe  Grandjean,  Gravers,  Johann  Gutenberg,  Gutenberg  Bible,  Holland,  Illustration,  Impression,  Incunabula,  Industrial  Revolution,  Intaglio,  Italics,  Nicholas  Jenson,  Kelmscott  Press,  Klingspor  Press,  Rudolf  Koch,  Fritz  Kredel,  Letter  Forms,  Lettera  Rotunda,  Letterpress,  Lettre  De  Forme,  Limited  Editions  Club,  Linotype,  Lithography,  Lower  Case,  Louis  Luce,  Lyons,  Mainz,  Aldus  Manutius,  Matrixes,  William  Morris,  Movable  Type,  New  York  City,  Newspapers,  Offenbacher  Werkstatt,  Ornaments,  Arnold  Pannartz,  Paper,  Paris,  Photocomposition,  Photography,  Cristophe  Plantin,  Platen,  Point  System,  Freedom  Of  Press,  Presses,  Printing,  Prints,  Punch-Cutting,  Punches,  Rembrandt,  Renaissance,  Bruce  Rogers,  Romain  Du  Roi  Louis  XIV,  Roman  Types,  Scribes,  Serifs,  William  Shakespeare,  D.  Stempel,  Stereotyping,  Title  Pages,  Geofroy  Tory,  Type,  Typography,  United  States,  Daniel  Berkeley  Updike,  Vellum,  Venice,  Ambroise  Vollard,  Emery  Walker,  Woodcuts. 

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