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The Smithsonian Book of Books

Olmert, Michael; De Hamel, Christopher

Published by Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C., 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Owl & Company Bookshop (Calvello Books) (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.)

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Large quarto in white cloth and red faux leather spine with gilt titles in white cloth slipcase; illus. (some color); 319 pp., 29 cm.; illus. on slipcase is tipped in. In English. || Out of print; Abstract: "From earliest attempts at writing to the newest electronic computer-books; from sumptuous illuminated and bejeweled medieval manuscripts to Gutenberg and the invention of movable type; from the diverse arts and crafts of bookmaking to the building of magnificent libraries for housing treasured volumes; from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh to the plays of Shakespeare and the tales of Beatrix Potter, the author highlights the evolution of the commercial value of books and of the passion for book collecting." **A large, heavy book. Extra shipping charges may apply.**. Fine copy in fine slipcase (slip case) with very light fingerprints from handling in two spots on case and boards; else excellent; clean, tight copy; pages are bright, crisp, clean and free of marks and creases; binding is tight and square. Bookseller Inventory # 84736

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Title: The Smithsonian Book of Books

Publisher: Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: 1st ed.

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