- New York: Viking, (1996).
- cloth-backed boards, dust jacket.
- (xii), 372 pages.
Price: $8.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 45919
Reprint of the first U.S. edition. Tracks the history of the transmission of the printed word to the reader. Intermixes this story with sub-plots concerning book thieves and anarchists, book burners and censors, and others.