New York: Oxford University Press, 1941. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022376
Limited to only 900 copies. This volume you will find translations into English during Gutenberg's lifetime in which the name of the inventor of printing has been found within 28 documents. McMurtrie's translations are based on the text published by Schorback, along with other authorities. The translations themselves are preceded by a detailed analysis of the subject matter of the documents, presenting a comprehensive survey of what is know of Gutenberg's ancestry and of what the documents reveal of his life, his social status, his worldly circumstances, and his activities. Bound in salmon pictorial cloth depicting the printing press in black outline, spine lettering black. A fine bright copy in unclipped dust jacket with some rubbing to spine and edges.