Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Two 4to volumes in slipcase. Red cloth with red leather gilt-stamped spines, in decorative paper-covered slipcase. Both volumes and slipcase near fine. Near fine. Item #24004
Wide-ranging reference guide to the history of the book. Volume I includes historical essays on the technologies of paper, printing, bookbinding, and the electronic book; thematic studies of genre and text; and geographical overviews covering Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and elsewhere. The remainder of Vol. I and Vol. II are devoted to shorter entries, with both a thematic index to guide the reader and a general index.