Encyclopedia of the book
Previously published as Glaister's Glossary of the Book, this classic work contains over three thousand definitions of terms used in bookbinding, printing, papermaking, and the book trade. "Its standard of fullness and of informative precision is remarkably high". -- The (London) Times Literary Supplement
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