Lot 205 of 515:
Metal type in Korea before Gutenberg  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,560
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Specimen Pages of Korean Movable Types
Author:
McGovern, Melvin P.
Place:
Los Angeles
Publisher:
Dawson's Book Shop
Date:
1966
Description:

[2], 73 pp. Foreword by Dr. Kim Chewon. 22 mounted specimen leaves, 3 of which are originals from 17th to 19th century books, the others facsimile. photogravure frontispiece (folio) 42x29.3 cm (16½x11½"), white cloth-backed boards with yellow, patterned, handmade paper-covered boards, slipcase. No. 184 of 300.

"The basic idea of movable type seems to have come from China, but the making and use of it in metal was a Korean invention, and that about two hundred years before Gutenberg..." -from foreword by Kim Chewon.

Lot Amendments
There are 3 original leaves, not 11 as stated.
Condition:
Small splits and light wear to slipcase; volume fine.
 
Item number:
244090
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