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PRINTING FOR KINGDOM, EMPIRE AND REPUBLIC: TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE. Ed. by H. George Fletcher. Grolier Club, New York, 2011. Organized and published in association with Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, and Editions de l'atelier du Livre d'art et de l'Estampe, Paris. Distributed by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle. 120 pp. with 59 ills. (50 col.). 30 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781605830377 In English.
Tracing the history of the French national typographic and printing establishment, the Imprimerie Nationale, from the 16th century to the present, this volume accompanied an ambitious exhibition that documented the art and craft of printing and bookmaking in France over five centuries, featuring exquisitely printed books and manuscripts, artists' books, albums of type specimens and such related objects as punches, matrices, typefonts and Chinese ideograms carved in wood.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Several Periods — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 73,75
Worldwide Number: 076829
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