The pocket book wasn’t the only innovation of the Italian Aldine Press. Ever used italic or Roman fonts?

Merchants of Print at John Rylands Library: A paperback publisher

Merchants of Print at the John Rylands Library explores the origins of pocket books – which began, unexpectedly, in Italy. Ah, the humble paperback. A format whose pulp fiction tales and easily cracked-spines were designed to…

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  • Stained glass window with reading man
  • Copyright of The University of Manchester 2015.
  • Centrefold of a book with text and illustration
Posted by 20 February 2015
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