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Book collectors, students of bibliography and of literature, librarians, and intelligent readers generally will find here the answer to many of their questions about printing. The author has assumed that such readers do not want minute details of engineering information but that they have a legitimate curiosity about how books were produced until recent times and who produced them. His discussion of printing history, the printer’s tools and methods of work, the development of type design, and the designing of books will give the amateur a foundation for the appreciation of typography. As a convenient summary of widely scattered information and as a map for further explorations in a particularly interesting field, the volume will be a welcome addition to even the most modest shelf of books.