9781851244713

The Book Lovers' Miscellany

Claire Cock-Starkey


Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781851244713
Published: September 2017

Price: $24.99

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Ever wondered how ink is made? Or what is the bestselling book of all time? Or which are the oldest known books in the world?

Highbrow to lowbrow, all aspects of the book are celebrated and explored in 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany'. From a list of unfinished novels, a short history of the comic, the story behind Mills and Boon and an entry on books printed with mistakes, to a guide to the colours of Penguin paperback jackets and a list of the most influential academic books of all time.

Between these pages you will discover the history of paper, binding, printing and dust jackets; which books have faced bans; which are the longest established literary families; and which bestsellers were initially rejected. You can explore the output of the most prolific writers and marvel at the youth of the youngest published authors; learn which natural pigments were used to decorate a medieval bible; and what animal is needed for the making of vellum.

The ideal gift for every bibliophile, 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany' is full of fun facts, potted histories and curious lists, perfect for dipping into and sharing.

Details
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN13: 9781851244713
  • Published: September 2017
  • Publisher: The Bodleian Library
  • Number of pages: 136
  • Width (mm): 110
  • Height (mm): 1700
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): Not specified

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