The Printed Book in America



by Joseph Blumenthal


David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston. 1977. Hardcover in dust jacket. Red boards with gold lettering on the spine. 250 pages. 7 X 11 inches. Set up as a text or reference book, with edge notes on every page. The last third of the book contains B&W and two-toned illustrations in full page plates. An in-depth history of American publishing, from the Bay Psalm Book in 1640 through the 1960's, highlighting prominent publishers, presses and significant books.