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Author

Blades William

Title

The Pentateuch of Printing

Sub-Title

Publisher

 

A. C. McClurg and Company

Year

1891

City

Chicago

Edition

Scanned

Searchable

Cleaned

Deluxe

 

50.0000

50.0000

100.0000

200.0000

Description

This book also includes a Memoir of the Author, and a List of his Works, by Talbot B. Reed. The author writes in the "Preface" that "The Pentateuch of Printing is not so fanciful a title for the present book as might at first sight appear. There is a self-evident analogy between the Genesis of the World and the Genesis of Printing. The spread of Typography is not inaptly typified by an Exodus; while the laws promulgated in Leviticus have a plain  parallel in idea with the laws and observances necessary to be followed in making a book. Numbers certainly is not so directly suggestive of the many great names which figure upon the Printers' Roll of Honour; but Deuteronomy at once suggests, by its very signification, the second birth and reinforcement of the vital conditions of Printing introduced by the steam-machine. No subject is now-a-days complete without a knowledge of what specialists have previously written upon it, and the public generally are certain to form their opinions upon the published statements of the best Judges. We thus obtain six chapter-heads for our book, and whether the information offered under these heads is worth reading must now be left to the only Judge, against whose verdict it is useless to appeal -- the Reading Public."

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