The Resource The Smithsonian book of books, Michael Olmert ; introduction by Christopher de Hamel

The Smithsonian book of books, Michael Olmert ; introduction by Christopher de Hamel

Label
The Smithsonian book of books
Title
The Smithsonian book of books
Statement of responsibility
Michael Olmert ; introduction by Christopher de Hamel
Creator
Contributor
Author of introduction,
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From earliest attempts at writing to the newest electronic computer-books; from sumptuous illuminated and bejeweled medieval manuscripts to Gutenberg and the invention of movable type; from the diverse arts and crafts of bookmaking to the building of magnificent libraries for housing treasured volumes; from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh to the plays of Shakespeare and the tales of Beatrix Potter, the author highlights the evolution of the commercial value of books and of the passion for book collecting
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olmert, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z4
LC item number
.O54 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
De Hamel, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books
  • Book industries and trade
  • Pictorial works
  • Livres
  • Livres
  • Book industries and trade
  • Books
  • Boeken
  • Handschriften
  • Buch
Label
The Smithsonian book of books, Michael Olmert ; introduction by Christopher de Hamel
Link
https://archive.org/details/smithsonianbooko00olme
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scrolls and scribes: the greatest story ever told: from the Old Testament to the New -- People of the book -- Illuminating the dark ages: from the edge of beyond: medieval glories of the British Isles -- Debits and credits: the keeping of accounts -- The Gutenberg revolution: Caxton and Aldus: masters of the press -- A brave new world: printing in the Americas -- Yes, we have now bananas: Morison, Zapf, and Gill: modern masters of typography -- The bookmaker's craft: to print or not to print? for Shakespeare, that was the question -- By its cover: the art of the binder -- The infinite library, timeless and incorruptible: heralds of science: books that changed the world -- The best of the past: a medieval revival in the arts of the book -- A picture's worth: Mother Goose and company: books for the young and the young at heart -- Every word for everyman: The book business: Ah, you publishing scoundrel! -- Old leaves, new lives: lost and found between the covers -- Last words
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780895990303
Lccn
91039590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24907462
  • (OCoLC)ocm24907462
Label
The Smithsonian book of books, Michael Olmert ; introduction by Christopher de Hamel
Link
https://archive.org/details/smithsonianbooko00olme
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scrolls and scribes: the greatest story ever told: from the Old Testament to the New -- People of the book -- Illuminating the dark ages: from the edge of beyond: medieval glories of the British Isles -- Debits and credits: the keeping of accounts -- The Gutenberg revolution: Caxton and Aldus: masters of the press -- A brave new world: printing in the Americas -- Yes, we have now bananas: Morison, Zapf, and Gill: modern masters of typography -- The bookmaker's craft: to print or not to print? for Shakespeare, that was the question -- By its cover: the art of the binder -- The infinite library, timeless and incorruptible: heralds of science: books that changed the world -- The best of the past: a medieval revival in the arts of the book -- A picture's worth: Mother Goose and company: books for the young and the young at heart -- Every word for everyman: The book business: Ah, you publishing scoundrel! -- Old leaves, new lives: lost and found between the covers -- Last words
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780895990303
Lccn
91039590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24907462
  • (OCoLC)ocm24907462

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