The Book in Italy During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries Shown in Facsimile Reproductions ...

The Book in Italy During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries Shown in Facsimile Reproductions from the Most Famous Printed Volumes .

ORCUTT, William Dana

Published by George G. Harrap & Company Limited, London, 1928
From Randall House Rare Books (ABAA) (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 04 February 1998

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221 pp. Half folio. original cream parchment spine lettered in gilt over blue boards, top edges gilt. Illustrated. No. 498 of 750 copies. "The reproductions included in this collection formed the basis of the contribution of the Italian Government Libraries to the Paris Exhibition of 1900; and the exhibit gained a gold medal. . The books chosen to form the exhibit are those of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This limit was imposed because after the sixteenth century printing had become so common that it must be looked upon as an idustry rather than an art ." -from the Introduction. Spine a little soiled, boards with slight wear, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 33112

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Title: The Book in Italy During the Fifteenth and ...

Publisher: George G. Harrap & Company Limited, London

Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

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