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History of the Book in 100 Books

Roderick Cave and Sara Ayad
# UP1122 Paperback, 288 pages; 2014
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It's impossible to distill the astonishing history of the printed word and its influence on human culture into just 100 books, and yet the artifacts collected in this beautiful tome are all worthy ambassadors of “the book.” Assyrian cuneiform tablets, the Korean Tripitaka, Homer's Iliad, Ethiopia's Garima Gospels, a Croatian Book of Hours, the first printed joke book, Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, Beadle & Adams's Dime Novels, the world's first e-book (patented in 1949!)…each entry is examined in its historical context with full-color photographs and illustrations. The History of the Book in 100 Books presents an uncommon, kaleidoscopic, and completely riveting biblio history…so far! (KG)
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