An Account of Calligraphy and Printing in the Sixteenth Century from Dialogues Attributed to Christopher Plantin, Printed and Published by him in Antwerp, in 1567
Cambridge: Merrymount Press for Harvard College Library, 1940. Hardcover. 1 of 250 copies, with Ray Nash signature to half title page. French and Flemish text in facsimilie, English translation and notes by Ray Nash. "This Dialogue, which has been surprisingly overlooked, presents an interesting description of the art of writing. But it is even more important as the earliest account of the working of teh printing press. Therefore, it is a highly appropriate first publication by the Harvard Library's new Department of Printing and Graphic Arts" (foreword). Cream cloth spine over blue paste paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Clean and bright. In original glassine with many tears and losses to edges. 30 pages plus plates in facsimilie. BOB/. Very Good.