Five Hundred Years of Printing
This classic is now available again in a finely illustrated, larger format, drawing on the collections and curatorial expertise of the British Library. The most famous introduction to the history of printing ever published.
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THE FIRST CENTURY OF PRINTING 145OI55O
THE ERA OF CONSOLIDATION 155O180O
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 180OI9OO
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