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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 (SKU: 14460)

Specimen Pages of Korean Movable Types

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 (SKU: 14460)

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.

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book dealer
Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s 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
second hand
Edition
Limited to 300 copies, of which is one of 205 regular copies. Co
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Dawson's Book Shop,
Place of Publication
Los Angeles:
Date Published
1966
Size
Folio. 31 x 43 cm

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Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg

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