A SPLENDOR OF LETTERS, THE PERMANENCE OF BOOKS IN AN IMPERMANENT WORLD.
- (New York: HarperCollins, 2003).
- paper-covered boards, dust jacket.
- xviii, (ii), 444 pages
Price: $20.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 128811
First edition, first printing. A fine copy. Basbanes "examines the many materials that have been used over the centuries to record information - among them clay tablets, papyrus scrolls, slabs of stone, palm leaves, animal skins, and hammered sheets of gold and copper." He discusses the current situation on book preservation and conservation textually and physically in relationship to our new electronic world.
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