The First Printers and Their Books. A Catalogue of An Exhibition Commemorating the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Invention of Printing.

Philadelphia: The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1940,

First Edition. large octavo, printed wrappers with yapp edges. 94 pp. The Free Library of Philadelphia, Item #30091

Illustrated. This simple and well-designed catalogue claims not to be the result of original research, but "rather a culling of information from already published sources." Borrowing the Widener copy of Gutenberg's Bible, the exhibit contains the works of the major early printers: German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish and English. Sall circular offset mark to front wrapper. No writing, no inscriptions in the book.

Price: $10.00