London: Farrand Press & Private Librairies Association, (1990). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 12 of 50 specially bound copies, quarto size, 374 pp. Fine. Item #33330813
Have you ever considered how the text of books was reproduced after the invention of movable type, other than by the use of that same movable type? This work by Michael Twyman (b. 1934) explores the world of books produced using lithography for text as well as for illustrations, which began within a few years of Alois Senefelder's invention of the process in Munich in 1798. A work that is both fascinating and scholarly, an important addition to anyone who wishes to understand the world of books.
The author is uniquely qualified to speak on the subject, having been Professor Emeritus of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, the first department of its kind. He has also been a visiting teacher at Rare Book Schools around the world, and for many years he has served as Vice-President of the Printing Historical Society and in 2016 became President of the Ephemera Society. Mr. Twyman is often cited for his works on the history of printing and ephemera, especially lithography. He was an early member of the Printing Historical Society and has edited and contributed to issues of its Journal. In 1983 he was awarded the Samuel Pepys Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Ephemera Studies 1983 and in 2014 the Sir Misha Black award and was added to the College of Medallists. (n. b., above info from Wikipedia).
___DESCRIPTION: Specially bound in quarter calf with vellum tips and hand-marbled sides, gilt illustration on both covers, gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, black-and-white illustration of a boy carrying lithographic stones as the frontispiece, various black-and-white illustrations and lithographs throughout; set in Linotype CR Tronic Trump Mediaeval on Westcote acid free paper, quarto size (10" by 7.75"), pagination: [1-9], 10-374, limited edition, this number 12 of 50 specially bound copies.
___CONDITION: Fine throughout; clean, crisp, as new, absolutely free of wear or prior owner markings, the leather smooth and supple, the marble sides unrubbed, the interior almost sparkles.
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