[colophon: Oaxaca: Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú, Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca, & Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa] Small folio (27 cm; 10.5"). 387,  pp.. 2011 The first full history and bibliography of Oaxaca's Independence- and early Republic-era printer, => José María Idiáquez, with considerable background information on colonial-era printing not found in Medina or Nicolás León. Pascoe, a practicing and highly skilled hand-press printer and printing historian, worked here "en colaboración con Carolina Ballesteros, Lérida Moya y Penélope Orozco" and presents pertinent texts from Nicolás León and José Toribio Medina. The work's historical introduction is from the pen of Moisés Guzmán Pérez and the prologue from that of María Isabel Grañen Porrúa. => The work's many illustrations include a large ladling of reproductions in full color. The work ends with "Fuentes de consulta" on pp. 79). In sum, a work for the book historian, the bibliographer, the collector, and the cataloguer. A copy is firmly ensconced in the PRB&M reference library.
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