The Printed Book

The Printed Book

by Harry Gidney Aldis
     
 

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First published in 1916 as part of the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature series, this is a fascinating short guide to the history of the printed book. Aldis traces the development of printing in Western Europe, from its origins in the hand-written manuscripts of fifteenth-century Germany, to the rapid growth of mechanised printing in the period following the
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