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BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF.|THE by  Henry Petroski - 1999 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press (SKU: 72679)

BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF.|THE

BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF.|THE by  Henry Petroski - 1999 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press (SKU: 72679)

BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF.|THE

by Petroski, Henry

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. x, 290, (2). First Edition. The ways in which the housing of books evolved, from the scroll, to the codex, to the volume we are used to. The author takes us into the pre-Gutenberg world, where books were so scarce they were chained to lecturns for security. He explains how the printing press not only changed the way books were made and shelved, but increased their availablity and made readers into books owners and collectors. Chapters on Books and Bookshops, Bookstack Engineering, Shelves that Move, etc. With 67 illustrations, bibliography, and index. Remainder mark on top edge of pages.

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Bookseller
Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
72679
Title
BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF.|THE
Author
Petroski, Henry
Format/binding
Paper-covered boards, dust jacket
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1999

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About Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press

Oak Knoll Books was founded in 1976 by Bob Fleck, a chemical engineer by training, who let his hobby get the best of him. Somehow making oil refineries more efficient using mathematics and computers paled in comparison to the joy of handling books. Oak Knoll Press, the second part of the business, was established in 1978 as a logical extension of Oak Knoll Books. Oak Knoll Books is a thriving company that maintains an inventory of about 20,000 titles. Our main specialties are books about bibliography, book collecting, book design, book illustration, book selling, bookbinding, bookplates, children's books, Delaware books, fine press books, forgery, graphic arts, libraries, literary criticism, marbling, papermaking, printing history, publishing, typography & type specimens, and writing & calligraphy - plus books about the history of all of these fields.

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remainder mark
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