Recherches Historiques, Littéraires et Critiques, sur l'Origine de l'Imprimerie; particulièrement sur ses premier établissemens, au XVme. siècle, dans la Belgique.

Two engraved plates & a few text illus. 1 p.l., xvi, 500 pp. 8vo, mid-19th cent. sheep-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. Brussels: E. Flon, An VII [1799].

First edition of one "of the monuments of typographical bibliography."­Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 418. Lambinet's book is the result of much original historical research on the spread of printing in the 15th century. The author also treats the history of papyrus, vellum, paper; blockbooks and typefounding; the origins of printing with moveable type; etc.

Nice large copy with many edges uncut.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 237

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