New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1996. First Owl Books edition. Hardcover. 638pp. Octavo [23.5 cm]; 1/4 black cloth with dark brown paper covered boards. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. The top fore-edge corner of the front cover is bumped. The dust jacket, showing only marginal edge wear, is elaborately designed, illustrated, with extensive gold foil stamping; very nice production. Very good / near fine. Item #58511
Includes fifty-five Illustrations as well as a bibliography and an index. Basbanes' first book has become a classic for anyone interested in the world of books.