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Ingenious Impressions

Ingenious Impressions

By (author) Julie Gardham

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  • Accompanies a major exhibition exploring the invention of the printed book
  • The University of Glasgow holds one of the UK's most important collections of 'incunabula', or those books published over the fifty years from the invention of printing in the mid-fifteenth century
Full Description
The University of Glasgow's library contains over 400,000 manuscripts and printed works, built up since the university's foundation in 1451. The library's outstanding collection of over a thousand printed books ('incunabula') from the fifteenth century has recently been catalogued in detail. This beautifully illustrated book accompanies an exhibition that highlights a small selection of these fascinating works. It charts the development of the early printed book in Europe, exploring the transition from manuscript to print and its impact on late medieval society. The invention of mechanical movable type printing revolutionised bookmaking in Europe and was instrumental in the emergence of the Renaissance and the spread of learning across the continent.
About the Author
Julie Gardham has been a Rare Book Librarian in Special Collections at the University of Glasgow Library since 1997. She has a particular interest in fifteenth-century books. In 2004 she curated the World of Chaucer exhibition held at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow.
Specifications
Publisher
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
ISBN
9781857599268
Published
28th Jan 2015
Binding
Paperback / softback
Size
190 mm x 165 mm
Pages
80 Pages
Illustrations
50 color, b&w
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