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Aspects of French eighteenth century typography a study of type specimens in the Broxbourne Collection at Cambridge University Library by John Dreyfus

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Published by John P.W. Erhman?] in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire .
Written in English



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  • Ehrman, Albert -- Library.,
  • Cambridge University Library.,
  • Printing -- France -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Type and type-founding -- France -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Early printed books -- France -- 18th century -- Bibliography.,
  • France -- Imprints.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesFrench eighteenth century typography.
Statementby John Dreyfus ; with a handlist compiled by David McKitterick.
ContributionsMcKitterick, David.
LC ClassificationsPR1105 .R7 1982, Z144 .R7 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 119 p. :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3272043M
LC Control Number83194402

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