The Nation Volume 85

The Nation Volume 85

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...BIBLIOPHILES. The comparative study of the types of early printers, which might count its be-' ginning from the publication of the late Robert Proctor's Index to the Early Printed Books in the British Museum and the Bodleian Library, will presumably receive a new impetus from the organization of the Gesellschaft fiir Typenkunde des xv. Ja.hrhunderts, which was organized last year and has now sent out its first publication (Leipzig: R. Haupt). The object of the society is to present (as a companion to Professor Haebier's "Typenrepertorium der Wiegendrucke" and the catalogue which is in preparation by the Prussian Commis slon for the cataloguing of incunabuia), a facsimile collection of characteristic pages and as far as possible complete alphabets of all the types used during the fifteenth century. There are already two such comprehensive facsimile collections, the wellknown "Monumenta Germaniae et Italiaa Typographica," edited by Konrad Burger under the auspices of the Reichsdruckerei in Berlin; and that published by the London Type Facsimile Society founded by Proctor and working on the basis of his Index. The compass of Burger's work, however, is comparatively narrow, and the English collection, though not so limited, is issued in only fifty copies at a correspondingly high price. The object of the new society, which is international in scope, is to present_ultimately a complete series of the types of the printers of the fifteenth century, and there is no intention to limit the number of subscribers. The membership fee, 25 marks a year, is moderate enough. It was originally the intention to issue 100 sheets a year, but on account of the small number of subscribers, only sixty will be issued the first year;. of...show more

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  • Paperback | 868 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,520g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916212
  • 9781236916211