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Specimen Pages of Korean Movable Types by  Melvin McGovern - Hardcover - Limited to 300 copies, of which is one of 205 regular copies. Co - 1966 - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

Specimen Pages of Korean Movable Types

by McGovern, Melvin

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Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1966 Limited to 300 copies, of which is one of 205 regular copies. Copies of this book contained various numbers of original specimens, depending upon availability. This copy has two originals, dating from 1795 and 1815. Quarter white buckram over yellow paper boards. The binding was made by Kim Dong of Seoul, the only surviving practitioner of the craft of yellow handmade papermaking for traditional Korean bindings. Folio. 31 x 43 cm. Frontispiece and twenty-two mounted specimens of movable type (twenty facsimiles, two originals). A little soiling to covers, bookplate on front pastedown. A near fine copy in original plain yellow dust jacket, in publisher's slipcase. Considered one of Korea's greatest cultural achievements, the discovery of movable type in metal is a Korean innovation in printing which dates as early as the thirteenth century and predates Western printing by nearly 200 years. This edition is considered the best work on the subject and is beautifully printed by Voyages Press, Tokyo. It was five years in the making.
  • Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 14460
  • Title: Specimen Pages of Korean Movable Types
  • Author: McGovern, Melvin
  • Format/binding:Quarter white buckram over yellow paper boards. The binding was made by Kim Dong of Seoul, the only surviving practitioner of th
  • Book condition: Used
  • Edition: Limited to 300 copies, of which is one of 205 regular copies. Co
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Dawson's Book Shop,
  • Place: Los Angeles:
  • Date published: 1966

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