The Smithsonian Book of Books.

Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Books, 1992,

First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jacket. (320)pp. Smithsonian Books, Fine copy. Item #30129

With color plate illustrations. A survey history of the book as the conveyer of the intellectual history of man, focusing on the physical object as a work of art. With chapters on Illuminating the Dark Ages, The Gutenberg Revolution, The Bookmaker's Craft, "The Infinite Library, Timeless and Incorruptible." Introduction by Christopher de Hamel.

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