A View of Early Printing

A reprint of this long-out-of-print and now-classic work, which summarizes what can be known about the production and use of type in the first 150 years of printing. Originally a set of lectures, the book is an informal discourse by a master of his topic. The argument is illustrated with a large gathering of pictures. A new introduction by James Mosley explains the significance of the book and gives a short account of Carter’s life and work. And as with all Hyphen Press books, it’s a model of bookmaking. (It also includes a model of nepotism as it features a blurb from the author’s son.)

Author: Harry Carter
Introduction: James Mosley
Size: 5.375 × 85 inches
Pages: 220
Edition: 350 copies printed letterpress
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: Hyphen Press, 2002