Encyclopedia of the Book / Geoffrey Ashall Glaister

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Identifier: REF.BC.2187
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 551 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Publication dates: 2001
Introduction by: Donald Farren
Was created at: London
"... the standard reference guide to the book... it contains over 3,000 alphabetically-arranged definitions of the terms used in bookbinding, printing, papermaking, and the book trade. There are also biographical details of printers, authors, bookbinders, bibliophiles; and precise notes on machinery and equipment, famous books, printing societies, book-related organizations, customs of the trade, etc." -- front flap of book jacket Contents -- Shortened Preface to the First Edition-- Preface to the Second Edition -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction to the 1996 Edition -- The Encyclopedia -- Appendix A: Some Type Specimens - Appendix B: Latin Place Names as Used in the Imprints of Early Printed Books -- Appendix C:Proof Correction Symbols -- Appendix D: A Short Reading List