The Book on the Bookshelf

The Book on the Bookshelf

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Baker & Taylor
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

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Technology popularizer Petroski (civil engineering and history, Duke U.) traces how books have been stored and displayed during the course of their evolution from scroll to codex to modern volume. He describes how before Gutenberg and printing, books were so rare and valuable they were chained to lecterns for security, and how books were first shelved with their spines in rather than out. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

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. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375406492
0375406492
Branch Call Number: 022.4 PET
Characteristics: x, 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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