Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by television’s favorite rare-book expert from HISTORY’s hit series Pawn Stars.Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been viewed as one of the highest achievements of human innovation. But the march of progress hasn’t...

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Title:Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History
Author:Rebecca Romney
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ISBN:0062412310
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages

Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History Reviews

  • Charlie Lovett
    Dec 02, 2016
    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this forthcoming gem. A delightful romp through the history of printing. I thought I knew a lot about books but I found out all kinds of interesting tidbits and laughed out loud at the same time. Great fun and highly informative and interesting....
  • Katie/Doing Dewey
    May 12, 2017
    This review was originally posted on Doing Dewey...
  • Carol
    Jan 29, 2017
    Laced with humor, vulgarity and pop culture references, this is a wild ride through some highlights of printing's history, and a reader's exploration of how "the issues we face in the digital age have been faced before."...
  • Sarah Beth
    Feb 06, 2017
    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This work of non-fiction shares selected historical tales from the world of publishing. Although printing is viewed as a prime example of human innovation, it has also been at the center of controversy, mishaps, and strange events...
  • Lynn
    Mar 16, 2017
    Today's post is on Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History by Rebecca Romney and J. P. Romney. It is 384 pages long and is published by HarperCollins. The cover is white with a printing press and an editor freaking out over the misprinted title. The intended reader is someone who is in...
  • Mehdi
    Mar 26, 2017
    A delightful foray into some of the most exciting episodes in the history of the Book. Mr and Mrs. Romney bring joy, laughter and irreverence to a subject that - much to our chagrin - has too often been the exclusive domain of dour, austere, old white men. We learn much about luminaries like Johanne...
  • Aisling
    Apr 12, 2017
    Laugh out loud funny....I know weird, right? I had no idea this book would be so incredibly entertaining. I expected it to be educational and about an interesting topic. I did not expect to learn things about William Blake (this was my area of Eng Lit--my major for crying out loud!) or literally all...
  • Chris
    May 22, 2017
    Very good look at some critical moments in the history of print and printing. The authors get a bit too cute at points, and this is a book that probably won't age well due to the humor, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. FYI, the book text ends at page 284. The endnotes run from pages 287-338 and the ind...
  • LillyBooks
    May 02, 2017
    I enjoyed this book even though I feel like it was mis-titled. Only the introduction is about true printers' errors (those typos, misspellings, and other errors often found in first editions). Rather, the majority of the book is a collection of quirky and/or quaint stories about the printed word. So...
  • Dkettmann
    May 23, 2017
    Excellent book, more-so than I expected. On first glance, an odds-and-ends book about the history of the printed word. But wrapped in wonderfully contained chapters, and with an unexpected dry humor from the author, this book is very entertaining. Who knew that Charles Dickens got a figurative black...