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The Book

£14.99

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In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages-of civilisations, empires, human ingenuity and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000 year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations, and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today. Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush, full-colour illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity's most important-and universal-information technology.
Text appears bright and unmarked, boards are clean but bumped at corners.

Item details

Author(s):
Keith Houston
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
216x150x41
EAN-13:
9780393244793
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0393244793
ISBN-13:
9780393244793
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
428
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Title:
The book

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In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages-of civilisations, empires, human ingenuity and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000 year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations, and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today. Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush, full-colour illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity's most important-and universal-information technology.
Text appears bright and unmarked, boards are clean but bumped at corners.

Author(s):
Keith Houston
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
216x150x41
EAN-13:
9780393244793
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0393244793
ISBN-13:
9780393244793
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
428
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Title:
The book

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