B.G. Teubner, Leipzig. 1840. (vi), 16, vii-xiv, 406 pages with 35 plates, of which 7 are folding and 8 in colours, at the end 10 plates of specimens of Oriental types, and numerous illustrations in the text. Blindstamped cloth, spine title gilt. edges marbled. Spine faded and worn, head & foot chipped and with loss. Boards are rubbed, stained and faded, corners bumped, foxing more or less throughout. (Saint Bride p. 315).
”Falkenstein’s ʻHistory of the art of printingʼ is the most important of the works published in Germany, on the occasion of the 4th centenary of its invention. Its many facsimiles, well cut and printed in the tints of the originals, give it a high value.” (Bigmore and Wyman, A bibliography of printing vol. I p. 211).