[London]: Review, (2003),
Second printing of paperback issue. octavo, pictorial wrappers. (320)pp. Review, Item #16151
In 1450, all of Europe's books were handcopied and amounted to no more than a few thousand. By 1500, they were printed and numbered in the millions. This because of the invention of the movable type by Johann Gutenberg. The author's own research of questions such as why Gutenberg, why the Rhineland, why the mid-15th century led him to the conclusions of Gutenberg's genius presented in this book. Drawings and several color photographic illustrations. New.