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Printer's error : irreverent stories from book history / J.P. Romney and Rebecca Romney
Bib ID 7374223
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Romney, J. P., author
 
Edition First edition. 
Description New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] 
©2017 
xvii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780062412317 (hardcover)
0062412310 (hardcover)
Summary

"A lighthearted history of printed books is told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers as collected by a popular rare book expert"--

Full contents
  • What do you reckon this is?
  • How to forge a rare book
  • Forgetting Mr. Gooseflesh
  • Trees of truth
  • Making the round world flat
  • Bad Shakespeare
  • Benjamin Franklin makes it rain
  • Angelic visions and deadly terrors
  • The memoir that killed her memory
  • American bookaneers
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-338) and index.

Subjects Books -- History.  |  Printing industry -- History.
Other authors/contributors Romney, Rebecca, author

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