John Sparrow (1906-1992).
Title Visible Words: A Study of Inscriptions in and as Books and Works of Art.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969
0521065348 / 9780521065344
Seller ID CH814-320
Series: The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 11 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. (xvi), (152) pp. Half-title, printer's device on title page, 63 black-and-white figures, index; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Gray cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners bumped, jacket soiled. Very Good. With a quick glance at ancient inscriptions, this book studies the development of the inscription - a text composed with a view to its being presented in lines of different lengths, the lineation contributing to or enhancing the meaning, so that someone who does not see it, actually, or in the mind's eye, misses something of the intended effect - as a literary form in Renaissance and post-Renaissance Europe.
John Sparrow, The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography, Visible Words A Study of Inscriptions in and as Books and Works of Art, Cambridge University Press