Master Makers of the Book: Being a Consecutive Story of the Book from a Century before the Invention of Printing through the Era of the Doves Press

Master Makers of the Book: Being a Consecutive Story of the Book from a Century before the Invention of Printing through the Era of the Doves Press

Master Makers of the Book: Being a Consecutive Story of the Book from a Century before the Invention of Printing through the Era of the Doves Press

Master Makers of the Book: Being a Consecutive Story of the Book from a Century before the Invention of Printing through the Era of the Doves Press

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CONTENTS

I. FORERUNNERS OF ALDUS Why the Printed Book Came into Being 11

II. ALDUS MANUTIUS The Evolution of the Printed Book 43

III. ROBERT ÉTIENNE AND GEOFFROI TORY The Printed Book Freed from the Limitations of the Manuscript Volume 77

IV. CHRISTOPHE PLANTIN The Beginnings of Publishing 103

V. THE HOUSE OF ELZEVIR The Art of Printing Yields to the Necessities of Publishing 133

VI. JOHN BASKERVILLE Bright Lights in the Dark Age of Printing 155

VII. DIDOT, BODONI, IBARRA The Birth of Modern Bookbuilding 183

VIII. WILLIAM MORRIS The Art of Printing Comes Back into Its Own 207

IX. COBDEN-SANDERSON AND EMERY WALKER Printing as an Art Made Practical 231

BIBLIOGRAPHY 248

INDEX 249

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