- New Castle, DE and Durham, NC: Oak Knoll Press and Fine Books & Collections, 2005.
- cloth, dust jacket, slipcase.
- 380 pages.
- ISBN: 1584561777
- ISBN: 9781584561774
Price: $225.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 89154
First edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author and in slipcase unopened copy. This is the first time that one of Nick Basbanes' titles has appeared in a limited edition. Inspired by a landmark exhibition mounted by the British Library in 1963 (Printing and the Mind of Man) of 440 books that "made things happen" in the world, Basbanes examines the specific aspects of book culture, considers various works that have shaped our culture, nudged the course of history, and influenced the way we see the world. This limited edition is bound in a high quality Franconia cloth with gold stamping, attractively illustrated with 50 photographs, wrapped in the original jacket and housed in a specially made slipcase.