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In this reprint of a 1991 survey of the handmade book in Western civilization, Avrin (library and archive studies, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem) admits to chutzpah in compiling the scattered information on writing and the handmade book into a continuous history. From ancient papyrus scrolls to the printed Gutenburg Bible, she examines the material on which a book was written, its script, manufacture, illustrations, and briefly, literature and cultural context. The 308 illustrations could be of better quality. The volume includes maps of the ancient Near East, Middle East, Hellenistic, Roman, and Islamic worlds. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In this detailed overview of the history of the handmade book, Avrin looks at the development of scripts and styles of illumination, the making of manuscripts, and the technological processes involved in paper-making and book-binding.

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ISBN:
9780838910382
Author:
Avrin, Leila
Publisher:
American Library Association
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Library & Information Science - General
Subject:
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8.26x11.02x.80 in. 1.94 lbs.

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