(London): The British Library, (2004),
First Edition. small octavo, printed paper wrappers. (xiv), 178pp. The British Library, New. Item #14206
The second half of the 18th century in France was one of the great ages of book illustration. Based on the text of The Panizzi Lectures in 2003, this book discusses the passionate interest in book collection and fine printing in the 1780s and how business responded to this new situation and the Revolution in the 1790s. With more than 200 footnotes, 90 black and white illustrations, and appendix giving the actual period of production of some of the most important books of the period. New.