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1869 antique MOYEN ART RENAISSANCE french LACROIX 539p FIRMIN DIDOT color plates
librairie de firmin didot freres, fils et cie, 1868. SCROLL DOWN to see more PHOTOS . 1869 antique MOYEN ART RENAISSANCE french LACROIX 539p FIRMIN DIDOT color platesSEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS in DESCRIPTION BELOW.Click HERE to view or search ANTIQUE.COTTAGE listings.This listing is for the book with AMAZING content. Measures approx 8.25"x11.25" x 2.25" thick. with 539 pages. Some illuminated, shiny gold illustrations, some color, some black and white. Thick paper. Shiny gold page edges.Back cover has printed the name: Librairie De Firmin Didot A. Paris. The following information about Didot is from Wikipedia: Firmin Didot was born in Paris into a family of printers founded by François Didot, the father of 11 children. Firmin was one of his grandchildren. The family's paper manufactory was located at Essonnes, a town c. 30 km southeast of Paris near Corbeil, which had notable paper factories. Work Didot invented the word "stereotype", which in printing refers to the metal printing plate created for the actual printing of pages (as opposed to printing pages directly with movable type), and used the process extensively, revolutionizing the book trade by his cheap editions. His manufactory was a place of pilgrimage for the printers of the world. He first used the process in his edition of Callet's Tables of Logarithms (1795), in which he secured an accuracy till then unattainable. He published stereotyped editions of French, English and Italian classics at a very low price.[1] He was also the author of two tragedies -- La Reine de Portugal and La Mort d'Annibal -- and he wrote metr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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