Short History of the Printed Word, Warren Chappell, Knopf, New York, 1970another selection from Marc Demarest.
this is where I started my research
page 19 - his refs and guides are technoligical, physical equipment/media based.
book by a printer/print maven - has nice large type
"story of writing - search for simpler forms - page 25)
after his initial useful printing warmup, descent into alphabetical and gradual book evolution
bias towards objectivity - 190s newspaper discussion
inscription, literary word remains
dedicated to alfred knopf
written 1970, pre desktop publishing
page 223 - rampant opinion, need fact.