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Books: A Living History


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Introduction: The Power and Magic of the Book * 1. Ancient and Medieval World * 2. The New Culture of Print * 3. Enlightenment and the Masses * 4. The Publisher Arrives * 5. Knowledge for All * Conclusion: The New Age of the Book

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Headlines predict the death of the printed book, but this ambitious volume celebrates the enduring power of the most efficient and influential technologies ever invented


'The perfect book for bibliophiles ... elegantly designed and produced' - The Oldie
'Admirably international in its scope ... fascinating' - Scotsman
'Opulently illustrated ... a feast for book lovers everywhere, this richly informative volume celebrates the enduring power of books throughout the ages and stakes its claim to a similar role in ages yet to come' - Good Book Guide

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