200 decorative title-pages / edited by Alexander Nesbitt

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Identifier: REF.BC.2431
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, facsimiles ; 29 cm
Copyright dates: 1964
Reproductions of title pages from selected books from the 15th through the 20th centuries. Includes bibliographical references.

"This new collection of title-pages is concerned exclusively with decorative (as opposed to typographic) title-pages. Dealing with all periods of the printed book, it offers a graphic summary of a stylistic evolution and an extremely valuable pictorial archive of designs, motifs, and type faces from 500 years of beautiful books." -- back cover.

Contents:
Foreward
I. The Period of the Woodcut Title
II. The Etched of Engraved Title
III. The Nineteenth Century and Beyond
Bibliography and Sources of the Plates