- Portland, OR: Ma Nao Books, (2017).
- stiff paper wrappers
- (vi), 190, (4) pages
- ISBN: 9780967026442
Price: $24.95 other currencies
Order Nr. 129628
Exploring the origins of the book, Margaret E. Davis traces the early history of communicating by paper pages.
She offers illustrated instructions for four of the first forms of books on paper, developed by the Chinese, which can be replicated today using simple tools and available materials.
China Under the Covers blends history, how-to expertise, and a journalist's eye for detail into a compelling narrative of both cultural continuity and contemporary change.
First edition. Introduction, table of contents, glossary, bibliography, list of images and illustrations. Black and white illustrations throughout. A study of books and bookbinding, part of the author's search for the origins of the book. Advertising post card laid in.