London: Faber & Faber, (1969),
Second Impression. quarto, red cloth in dust jacket. 448pp. Faber & Faber, Item #30960
A comprehensive history of the development of illustration from the earliest days down to the modern printed book. "By picking out salient and typical books the author seeks to indicate the main lines of development and to avoid a mere catalogue of titles." With more than 400 illustrations in line, tone or lithography, 20 of them in color. Ex-library with institutional bookplate on front free endpaper with offsetting from tape. Rubber-stamp to titlepage, copyright page and "Author's Note" else unmarked. Small chip to top edge of jacket with minoredge wear.