Early Printed Books – E. Gordon Duff (1893) (1st ed)


Early Printed Books – E. Gordon Duff (1893) (1st ed)


Title: Early Printed Books

Author: E. Gordon Duff

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. London, 1893. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, good. Spine sunned and fraying slightly. Deckle edges. Ex-libris plate to endpaper. 10 black-and-white illustrations. 219pp. App. 8″ by 5″.

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A good overview of books printed at the advent of the printing press by a bibliographer and a librarian.

Contents include:

  1. Steps towards the Invention
  2. The Invention of Printing
  3. Spread of Printing in Germany
  4. Italy
  5. France
  6. The Low Countries
  7. Spain and Portugal, Denmark and Sweden
  8. Westminster
  9. Oxford and St Aleans’
  10. London
  11. The Spread of the Art in Great Britain
  12. The Study of Bookbinding
  13. The Collecting and Describing of Early Printed Books