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Movable type and history of printing. NOBLOT. L'origine et les progrés des arts et des sciences.

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Movable type and history of printing. NOBLOT. L'origine et les progrés des arts et des sciences.
 

NOBLOT, Charles. L'origine et les progrés des arts et des sciences. Paris, Guerin, 1740

8vo, 165x90 mm, contemporary full leather binding, gilt titles and ornaments on the spine. Some foxing, good copy.

Condition Report

Rare first edition. Important work that contains interesting information on the invention of the letters of the alphabet, on the first libraries and on the most important ones existing in the eighteenth century. The work ends with a curious 'true story of the press' in which he talks about the contrasted relationship between Gutenberg and Faust.
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