London: Studio Vista, (1971),
First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 144pp. Studio Vista, Item #29299
Beginning with the earliest printed books, Quayle discusses novels and romances, poetry, drama, science and medicine, travel, natural history, early children's books, detective fiction and a miscellany of specialized fields. There is a chapter on binding, and a comprehensive glossaryof technical terms. Numerous illustrations in color and black and white. Name and address on front endpaper. Very minor shelf wear, a near fine copy.