The World of the Book

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A celebration of the book from the Middle Ages through the present day, this resource explores volumes ranging from the rare to the iconic, from significant historical and scientific titles to classic literature and modern graphic novels. Images taken from some of the world’s most stunning books are included, including John James Audubon’s Birds of America and William Caxton’s groundbreaking Myrrour of the Worlde. A comprehensive history of book production, design, and illustration in the Western world rounds out this stunning review.

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Des Cowley is a rare books librarian, and Clare Williamson is a senior exhibitions curator. They both work at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia where they cocurated the exhibition Mirror of the World: Books and Ideas.”

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"Drenched in vivid colors, snappy and glamorous in its design, deploying the sharpest or most exotic images, the overall impression the book gives is of the glittering treasure chest."  Sydney Morning Herald



"Sumptuously illustrated . . . The World of the Book could not easily be bettered."  Canberra Times



"This authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated work includes religious texts, great travel tomes, books that changed the world, typography, and cover design and comics. It’s a book for browsing and admiring as much as for reading."  Sun Herald

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