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Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of the Production and Distribution of Literature from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Close of the Seventeenth Century -- Volume I. 476-1600 by  George Haven PUTNAM - Signed First Edition - 1896 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 43185)

Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of the Production and Distribution of Literature from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Close of the Seventeenth Century -- Volume I. 476-1600

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Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of the Production and Distribution of Literature from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Close of the Seventeenth Century -- Volume I. 476-1600

by PUTNAM, George Haven

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1896. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and device. xxvii, 459pp, (4pp ads). Top edge gilt. Very good. Mild edgewear, else tight, nice and internally fine. First edition of the first volume (only) of this notable pair -- with lovely autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is an irregular 5 3/4" X 1" slip bearing the typed salutation "I am, with cordial regards, / yours faithfully" followed by Putnam's bold signature in black ink. Tipped above this is the 8" X 2½" printed letterhead portion ("G.P. Putnam's Sons / Publishers and Booksellers") of Putnam's stationery. Putnam (1844-1930) was the son of publishing house founder George Palmer Putnam (G.P. Putnam's Sons) and himself a Civil War veteran, author and businessman, and became head of that firm after his father's death; in addition to this book, he authored "Some Memories of the Civil War" (1924), "Memories of My Youth" (1914) and "Memories of a Publisher" (1915). First volume only, but nice and bearing interesting author signature.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
43185
Title
Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of the Production and Distribution of Literature from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Close of the Seventeenth Century -- Volume I. 476-1600
Author
PUTNAM, George Haven
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1896
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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
device
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
G
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the...[more]

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