Title: A history of reading
Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Harper Collins
Year Published: 1996
Our Price: £33.00 GBP ($41.25 USD)
Description: Harper Collins, 1996: first edition hardcover in dust jacket: 372 pages: black and white illustrations. Synopsis : A history and detailed analysis of reading from its beginnings in Fourth Century B C Babylon to the 20th century . The author rangers over a diversity of subjects including learning to read, the shape of the book, stealing books, being read to, picture reading, the translator as reader, the author as a reader, the book fool- citing the famous and the personally known , analysing quotations, masterpieces, personal experiences, encounters and episodes; and including the Book of Hours, Bibles, the invention of printing, the Alexandrian library, the Aldine press, W H Smith, Penguin, cuneiform, codex, the Book Thief of Paris, Pliny the Younger, the Camel Library of the Grand Vizier of Persia, the ancient Greeks Reading Club, Tyndale's biblical translation, hypertext, etc. Condition: very clean and good over all/almost as new.
Condition: Collectable- Like New
Type: Used Books