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Remarkable Books : A Celebration of the World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works - (Hardcover)

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This handsome, color-illustrated reference for general readers and students offers profiles of more than 80 books selected for their historical, cultural, and social significance as well as their beauty and aesthetic appeal. The books include sacred literature, scientific papers, political treatises, and adult and children’s literature. An introduction (also illustrated) surveys the history of the book from scrolls and codices to the present. The profiles are presented in chronological order, from the Ancient Egyptian Books of the Dead through the Diamond Sutra, Don Quixote, Das Kapital, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Feminine Mystique. Each profile is a two-page spread with description of the book, notes on details of particular editions, notes on context and reception of the work, and notes on the authors, along with illustrations from original editions. Each chronological section includes a directory of other important works of the period, with brief descriptions and some book covers. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: History, Antiques + Collectibles
Sub-Genre: Books
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Dk Pub
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2017
TCIN: 52773713
UPC: 9781465463623
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6795
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Beautiful book. Giving as a present.
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