Printing in Colonial Spanish America

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Author: Thompson, Lawrence Sidney (1916–1986)

Year: 1962

Publisher: Archon Books, The Shoe String Press, Inc

Place: Handeb


108 pages with facsimiles and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First edition.

A broad overview of early printing in the Spanish Americas, important for its role in busting many myths which had sprung up about the first productions of the various presses. Following the text is an extensive selection of photographic reproductions of many early title pages from the region. Covers early printing and printers in Mexico, Peru, Old Paraguay, Rio de la Plata Region, Central America, New Granada, Chile and the Spanish Antilles.


Some foxing to head end pages else a very good to fine copy.

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