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Author Name    John Sparrow (1906-1992).

Title   Visible Words: A Study of Inscriptions in and as Books and Works of Art.

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Used: Very Good

Type   Hardcover

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969

ISBN Number    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

Price = 35.00 USD

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