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Creator:
Fowler, Alastair, author.
Title(s):

The mind of the book : pictorial title pages / Alastair Fowler.

Edition:
First edition.
Published/Created:
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Physical Description:
xii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
Z242.T6 F694 2017 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-209) and index.
Subject Terms:
Book design -- History.
Book design.
Buch.
Buchkunst.
England.
Frontispiz Buchdruck.
Titelblatt.
Title pages -- History.
Title pages.
Form/Genre:
History.
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  • Introduction : Historical setting ; Borders ; Architectural structures ; Portrats ; Printers' devices ; Emblems ; Chronograms ; Compartments ; Later history
  • Frontispieces and commentaries : Geffray Chaucer, The Workes (1532) ; The Great Bible (1539) ; John Dee, General and Rare Memorials (1577) ; John Harington, Orlando furioso (1591) ; Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion (1612, 1622) ; Ben Jonson, The Workes (1616) ; Francis Bacon, Instauratio magna (1620) ; Robert Herrick, Hesperides (1648) ; Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651) ; Francis Barlow, Aesop's Fables (1666) ; Edward Sherburne, The Sphere of M. Manilius (1675) ; Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man (1745) ; John Baskerville, Virgil's Bucolica, Georgica et Aeneis (1757) ; William Makepeace Thackeray, The Rose and the Ring (1855) ; Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) ; Geoffrey Chaucer, Works (1896) (The Kelmscott Chaucer).