The Book Before Printing: Ancient, Medieval and Oriental.

New York: Dover Publications, (1982),

Reprint of The Hand-Produced Book, 1953 edition. octavo, printed wrappers. 603 pp. Dover Publications, Item #29160

An exploration of rare and priceless manuscripts from museums around the world, this survey features nearly 200 photographic facsimiles that depict ancestors of the modern book. Contributions from numerous people and cultures include ancient sources of Greece and Rome, central and southern Asia, Africa, pre-Columbian America, the Far East, and Europe. A couple of creases to spine, else a fine copy.

Price: $12.00

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