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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date September 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375706394
ISBN-10 0375706399
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summary
Tracing the evolution of the book and its companion, the bookshelf, an intriguing study ranges from the scrolls of antiquity to the modern-day volume, explaining how the art of book storage evolved, and discusses such topics as libraries, bookselling, book collection, and book buying throughout history. Reprint. 30,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: First edition, paperback. The ways in which the housing of books evolved, from the scroll, to the codex, to the volume we are used to. The author takes us into the pre-Gutenberg world, where books were so scarce they were chained to lecterns for security. He explains how the printing press not only changed the way books were made and shelved, but increased their availability and made readers into books owners and collectors. Chapters on Books and Bookshops, Bookstack Engineering, Shelves that Move, etc. With 67 illustrations, bibliography, and index. x, 290, 2 . stiff paper wrappers.. small 8vo..

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375406492
 
1 edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1999)
9780375406492 | details & prices | 290 pages | 6.00 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Traces the evolution of the book and the bookshelf, from the scrolls of antiquity to the modern-day volume, explains how the art of book storage evolved, and discusses such topics as libraries, bookselling, book collection, and book buying throughout history
Paperback
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from Vintage Books (September 1, 2000)
9780375706394 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Tracing the evolution of the book and its companion, the bookshelf, an intriguing study ranges from the scrolls of antiquity to the modern-day volume, explaining how the art of book storage evolved, and discusses such topics as libraries, bookselling, book collection, and book buying throughout history.

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