Anton Hiersmann Verlag, Stuttgart. 1984. 8vo. viii, 404, (4) pages. Blue cloth titled in gilt. Bookplate inside front board (Lennart Johansson). Section with plates, with 140 illustrations, printed on glossy paper. With a bibliography and an index. (Vol. 8 in the series ”Bibliothek des Buchwesens”).
Important reference work. Otto Mazal believes and states that in the incunable period, at least, ”the understanding of typographical peculiarities is impossible without palaeographical and codicological knowledge”, and that printing in its early decades must must be studied in the context of the scribal culture within which it arose and much of which it eventually supplanted.
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