Smithsonian Book of Books

ISBN-10: 089599030X

ISBN-13: 9780895990303

Edition: 1992

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 9/17/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Introduction: Putting a Price on It
Prologue
Scrolls and Scribes
The Greatest Story Ever Told: From the Old Testament to the New
People of the Book
Illuminating the Dark Ages
From the Edge of Beyond: Medieval Glories of the British Isles
Debits and Credits: The Keeping of Accounts
The Gutenberg Revolution
Caxton and Aldus: Masters of the Press
A Brave New World: Printing in the Americas
"Yes, We Have Now Bananas"
Morison, Zapf, and Gill: Modern Masters of Typography
The Bookmaker's Craft
To Print or Not To Print? For Shakespeare, That Was the Question
By Its Cover: The Art of the Binder
'The Infinite Library, Timeless and Incorruptible"
Heralds of Science: Books That Changed the World
The Best of the Past: A Medieval Revival in the Arts of the Book
A Picture's Worth...
Mother Goose and Company: Books for the Young--and the Young at Heart
Every Word for Everyman
The Book Business: "Ah, You Publishing Scoundrel!"
Old Leaves, New Lives: Lost and Found Between the Covers
Last Words
Acknowledgments
Index
Picture Credits
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