Modern Book Design: From William Morris to the Present Day

By: McLean, Ruari

Price: $14.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: very good


Hardcover with dust jacket, blue cloth with gilt spine titles in a burgundy panel, 14 by 22 cm, xii 115 [1] pp., illus. The hardcover is very good with only minor signs of shelf wear; the jacket is good with minor edge wear and a few small chips and tears (now in mylar). Has a booksellers label for Wittenborn Art Books (New York) on the rear pastedown. From a New Stateman review on the front flap: “Lively and entertaining . . . he traces clearly the dominant mechanical elements in changing methods of book production since William Morris, while drawing in firm outline the personalities of the authors, amateurs, bibliographer, booksellers, engravers, illustrators, lithographers, poets, printers, publishers, type designers and founders - all the characters in order of appearance who perform for the gentle reader, whether paper-backed or cloth-spined.”

Title: Modern Book Design: From William Morris to the Present Day

Author Name: McLean, Ruari

Categories: Books on Books,

Edition: first edition

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1958

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: very good

Jacket Condition: good

Seller ID: 3755