The Title-Page: Its Early Development, 1460-1510

The Title-Page: Its Early Development, 1460-1510

by Margaret M. Smith

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A century has passed since A.W. Pollard's ; Smith finds a few more words in this survey of how and why there came to be a title-page in the first printed books. Smith (U. of Reading) argues that the logistics of mass production created an opportunity for a new way to begin a book: a page devoted to its title and, not coincidentally, its producer. She describes several stages of the title-page's development, including the blank page, the label-title, the label-title plus woodcut or printer's mark, and the decorative border. With numerous b&w illustrations from the collections of the British Library. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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