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McGovern, Melvin P
Specimen pages of Korean movable types
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1966. Folio extra (44 cm, 17.375"). [1] f., frontis., 73, [1 (blank)] pp.; illus., 22 mounted samples. One of the Primary Edition of McGovern's leaf book of Korean printing using movable type. Our colleague Dr. Jerrold G. Stanoff of the Rare Oriental Book Company (ABAA, ILAB) writes: “This is a monumental and exhaustive work consisting of a total of 22 specimens of movable type & paper with tipped in examples. Each example exhibits a different movable type font, with a paragraph of description and identification in English with the font name in Hangul or Korean characters.” => In this Copy LXVI (i.e., 66) of 95 "primary" copies, all 22 specimens are original, none are facsimiles — a difference from copies of the standard edition. The earliest specimen dates from 1422 and the last from 1896.    Opposite each tipped-in leaf, as noted above, is an explanation of the type used and its history and also an brief essay about the book from which the leaf comes. Prior to the presentation of the leaves, the volume has a foreword by Dr. Kim Chewon, Director of the National Museum of Korea, an “Outline of the Development of Korean Printing” (pp. 11–18), and a “Chronological Table of Korean Fonts” (pp. 19–20). After the last sample leaf are a “Handlist of books and articles on Korean types & printing” (pp. 67–70), an index (p. 71), a printer's note on production problems and solutions (p. 72), and the colophon (p. 73).    Specimen Pages was printed by Peter Brogen, The Voyagers' Press, Ltd., in Tokyo, in => an edition of 300 copies of which “ninety-five … [Click Below for Full Description]
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