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In A Cream Packard
Edward Hackemer
Captain Bartholomew Quasar: Starfaring Adventures (Captain Bartholomew Quasar #2)
Milo James Fowler
Maid of Baikal: A Novel of the Russian Civil War
Preston Fleming
Books for Kids: ELLIE THE ELEPHANT (Bedtime Stories For Kids Ages 4-8): Kids Books - Bedtime Stories For Kids - Children's Books - Early Readers - Free Stories (Fun Time Series for Beginning Readers)
Uncle Amon
Facts About Champagne And Other Sparkling Wine (Illustrated Edition)
Henry Vizetelly
The Sherlock Holmes Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle
Overcoming Daily
Dan Chesney
Progress: 12/192 pages
The Holy Bible : Scofield Reference Bible
Cyrus I Scofield
Progress: 456/1382 pages

The Art and History of Books

The Art and History of Books - Norma Levarie This book combined 3 of my favorite things: history, antiquities, and books... what could be better? This book was fascinating, looking at no only the history of the book and illustrations, but bookmaking and type. Studying the photos of the ancient books was very enlightening. I will continue to refer back to this book in the future, for facts and inspiration. A quote from the beginning of the book, " ' I read the beautiful clay tablets from Sumer and the obscure Akkadian writing which is hard to master. I had my joy in the reading of inscriptions in stone from the time before the flood...' These are the words of Ashurbanipal, the last great king of the Assyrian Empire, in the 7th century before Christ." serves to remind us, that no matter the form, people have always loved to read, and the long and intriguing history of books proves that. When this book was first published, in 1968, it was considered groundbreaking, and remains as one of the go-to references about the techniques regarding bookmaking over the centuries.