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The Smithsonian Book of Books

Olmert, Michael

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ISBN 10: 089599030X / ISBN 13: 9780895990303
Published by Smithsonian Books, 1992
Condition: As New Hardcover
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A wonderful copy of this sruvey of the Library and its holdings. It has very nice color illustrations throughout. Size: 9x11. Bookseller Inventory # 001200

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Title: The Smithsonian Book of Books

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Through more than 300 glorious illustrations from library collections around the globe, you'll discover a wealth of book lore in these pages and gain a new appreciation for the role of books in human society, from our earliest attempts at writing and recording information to the newest electronic 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; and from the earliest illustrated books to revolutionary science texts.

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Michael Olmert is the author of Milton's Teeth and Ovid's Umbrella. Christopher de Hamel is Donnelley Fellow Librarian, Corpus Christi College and former curator of Western and Oriental manuscripts at Sotheby's.

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