`A feast for bibliophiles and those fascinated by the world of print' --We Love This Book
`Lively ... Lyons never forgets the beauty of books as artefacts - neither, fortunately, does the publisher of handsome volume'
'A fascintating history' --Bath Life
'The perfect present for bibliophiles'
[Martin Lyons'] beautifully illustrated work is, rather, an accessible, lightly-written account of the evolution of the many forms of what we now regard as 'the book' --Contemporary Review
Opulently illustrated ... a feast for book lovers --Good Book Guide
Thames & Hudson are renowned for their beautiful production and design, and this book is no exception ... a beautiful and beguiling book ... It is certainly on my list of Christmas gifts --Learned Publishing
Well-structured and admirably researched --The Birmingham Post
Opulently illustrated ... a feast for book lovers everywhere, this richly informative volume celebrates the enduring power of books throughout the ages and stakes its claim to a similar role in the ages yet to come. --Good Book Guide
About the Author
Martyn Lyons is professor of history at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and the author of "A History of Reading and Writing in the Western World "(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and "Reading Culture and Writing Practices in Nineteenth-Century France" (University of Toronto Press, 2008).
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