Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages (1962) (2 vols)

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Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages (1962) (2 vols)

S$76.00

Title: Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of the Production and Distribution of Literature from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Author: Geo. Haven Putnam

Publisher: Hillary House Publishers, New York. 1962.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. 2 vol set, complete. Very good. Inscription and bookseller’s stamp to ffep on both vols. Slight wear and dents to covers, slight tanning. Text clean, binding tight.

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One of the most comprehensive histories of early books, publishers, and printers in Europe in the Middle Ages. Covers the beginning of letterpress printing, important people such as William Caxton, and the development of the press from the 15th to 18th centuries.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

George Haven Putnam A.M., Litt.D. (April 2, 1844 – February 27, 1930) was an American soldier, publisher, and author. He was the eldest son of publisher George Palmer Putnam and Victorine Haven Putnam, he was born in London, UK where his father had been living since 1841 while establishing a branch office for his New York City publishing company, Wiley & Putnam.