Hardcover. Boston, David R Godine, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 218 pages. Dust jacket spine slightly sunned, else like new. 21 black & white plates (some folding), and facsimiles. Edited by Nicholas Barker, and published posthumously. Printed at the Stamperia Valdonega. A major work examining the history and development of early Italian writing books from one of the world"s most noted typographic historians.