New York: Oxford University Press, (1967),
Ninth printing of the third revised edition "under present title" quarto, cloth. xxx, 676pp. Oxford University Press, Item #29670
First published as The Golden Book in 1927, McMurtrie expanded and revised that work into this book in the late 'thirties. It has become a classic general history of the development of printing, with specific chapters on woodcut illustrations, early book decoration, printer' s marks, typography's golden age, the spread of printing in America, and ending with an examination of mdoern fine printing, binding and book design. Illustrated. With an extensive bibliography and index. With the earlier bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club, designed by Enrico Arno in 1967 and with Dr Flamm's holograph notation, "Los Angeles 6 October 1972"