The Rise and Fall of the Printers' International Specimen Exchange

Young, Matthew McLennan

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Place Published: New Castle, Delaware
Publisher: The Oak Knoll Press
Date Published: 2012
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
ISBN: 9781584563099
Book Id: 38984


SIGNED. 154pp. Slim quarto [28.5 cm] Purple cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. In a pictorial dust jacket.


Signed by the author on the title page. From the Publisher- "The Rise and Fall of the Printers' International Specimen Exchange is the first in-depth study of an institution whose goal was nothing less than a renaissance of fine printing at a time when quantity mattered far more than quality. The Printers' International Specimen Exchange was founded in 1880, first and foremost as a means to encourage British printers to improve their technical and artistic skills, which lagged far behind those of their American and European counterparts. It came to be a far more international and influential institution than its originators imagined, its 16 volumes including the work of more than 1,000 printing establishments (several times that number of contributors, including employees and apprentices) from 28 different nations."

By This Author: Young, Matthew McLennan
By This Publisher: The Oak Knoll Press