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The mind of the book : pictorial title pages / Alastair Fowler.
Creator:
Fowler, Alastair, author.
Title:
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.
Alastair Fowler presents a fascinating study of title-pages printed in England from the early modern era to the nineteenth century, exploring their place in the History of the Book for the first time. He illuminates key features of title-page design and presents 16 illustrations of significant title-pages with commentaries, from Chaucer to Dickens.
Contents:
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).
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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