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An introduction to the history of printing types. An illustrated summary of the main stages in the development of type design from 1440 up to the present day, an aid to type face identification. by Geoffrey Dowding

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Published by Wace in [London] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Printing -- History,
  • Printing -- Specimens

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

Other titlesHistory of printing types.
SeriesPrimers for students of typography
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 277 p.
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23239048M

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