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A Short History of the Printed Word
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hartley & Marks
Publication date April 1, 2000
Pages 313
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 rev upd
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780881791549
ISBN-10 0881791547
Dimensions 1 by 5.80 by 9.10 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This classic volume should find its place on every design student's bookshelf. Here is the history of the printed word, from the earliest alphabets through the evolution of the printing press. The contributions of the great printers and typographers are here. A new chapter by Robert Bringhurst takes up this history where Chappell put down his pen, covering the most recent developments in the printed word. Over 200 illustrations appear throughout.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780880293242
 
Reprint edition from Dorset Pr (May 1, 1990)
9780880293242 | details & prices | List price $19.95
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Paperback
Book cover for 9780879233129 Book cover for 9780881791549
 
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With Robert Bringhurst | 2 rev upd edition from Hartley & Marks (April 1, 2000); titled "A Short History of the Printed Word"
9780881791549 | details & prices | 313 pages | 5.80 × 9.10 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.95
About: This classic volume should find its place on every design student's bookshelf.
Reissue edition from David R Godine Pub (September 1, 1984); titled "A Short History of the Printed Word"
9780879233129 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: Discusses the technical innovations which have furthered the evolution of printing from the first alphabet to contemporary presses

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