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The Smithsonian Book of Books

By Michael Olmert

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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Book

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1 available at Sandhills
  • 002 Olm, Nonfiction

Publish Date

1992

ISBN

089599030X


Format: Book
Author: Olmert, Michael
Title: The Smithsonian book of books / Michael Olmert.
Publisher Date: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, 1992.
Subject: Books -- History Book industries and trade -- History
Isbn: 089599030X
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 002 Olm
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Bib Id: 28117

Format: Book
Author: Olmert, Michael
Title: The Smithsonian book of books / Michael Olmert.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, 1992.
Description: 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Books -- History
Subjects: Book industries and trade -- History
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 91039590
ISBN: 089599030X
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 002 Olm