A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Henry R. Plomer

A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898

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Publication date: September 2010
ISBN: 9782819940272
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pubOne.info present you this wonderfully illustrated edition. hen Mr. Plomer consented at my request to write a short history of English printing which should stop neither at the end of the fifteenth century, nor at the end of the sixteenth century, nor at 1640, but should come down, as best it could, to our own day, we were not without apprehensions that the task might prove one of some difficulty. How difficult it would be we had certainly no idea, or the book would never have been begun, and now that it is finished I would bespeak the reader's sympathies, on Mr. Plomer's behalf, that its inevitable shortcomings may be the more generously forgiven. If we look at what has already been written on the subject the difficulties will be more easily appreciated. In England, as in other countries, the period in the history of the press which is best known to us is, by the perversity of antiquaries, that which is furthest removed from our own time. Of all that can be learnt about Caxton the late Mr. William Blades set down in[Pg viii] his monumental work nine-tenths, and the zeal of Henry Bradshaw, of Mr.
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