Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 January 2010

1,408 Pages | 150 engravings & black and white photographs; 30 line drawings; plus examples of typographical features


ISBN: 9780198606536

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

2 Volumes

General editor Michael Suarez SJ
Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and H. R. Woudhuysen

  • A ground-breaking 2-volume reference work on all aspects of the book from ancient times to the present day
  • Includes bibliography, palaeography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, textual criticism, book collecting, libraries, the history of the book, and the electronic book
  • Covers the book around the world, including the Muslim world, Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Europe and North America
  • A unique combination of 48 essays followed by over 5,000 A-Z entries, fully cross-referenced to provide both depth of analysis and swift access to information
  • Written by over 400 of the world's best scholars in bibliography and book history
  • Supplementary material includes a thematic index of entries and a general index
  • Richly and imaginatively illustrated

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