PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE ILLUSTRATING THE IMPACT OF PRINT ON THE EVOLUTION OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION DURING FIVE CENTURIES. London: Cassell and Company. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, . Folio, pp. [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv] xv-xxxiii [xxxiv-xxxvi] 1-280, the "catalogue" printed in double columns, illustrations, facsimiles, cloth. First edition. An annotated catalogue with full descriptions of "books which, for the ideas that they brought to the world for the first time, are of prime importance to the mind of man ... here under 424 entries (some of them multiple), is the essential documentation of their first appearance in print." The catalogue is preceded by "Fiat Lux," a fine 20-page introductory essay by Denys Hay. This is perhaps the most influential bibliography published to date, and justifiably so. Private owner's bookplate affixed to the upper fore-edge corner of the front paste-down. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some mild dust soiling. (#163905).
First edition so stated on copyright page.