Antiquæ Libri - The Archaeology of the Book - ATB-1201
Theodore De Vinne (12-25-1828/2-16-1914) - American printer and scholarly author on typography provides a description of early prints,... More > playing cards, block-books of the fifteenth century and the legend of Lourens Coster, of Haarlem, and the work of Gutenberg.
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