Order Nr. 90815 THE MIRROR OF THE LIBRARY. Konstantinos Staikos.


(Kotinos Press).

With an Introduction to the Reader by Robert D. Fleck

  • (New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth, deckle edges, paper cover label
  • 52 pages
  • ISBN: 1584561793
  • ISBN: 9781584561798

Price: $45.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 90815

Limited to 900 numbered copies of which this is one of 700 printed by hand at the Kotinos Press in Athens, Greece. Issued in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of Oak Knoll and containing a biographical introduction by its proprietor, Robert Fleck. Konstantinos Staikos has become more than an author to Oak Knoll; he is our Greek friend who represents all that we admire most in this book world of ours. In addition to being a noted architect he has found time to write many significant texts on the history of libraries, form an important book collection, purchase and save a Greek letter-press printing company (which printed this book), establish a noted publishing house and develop a web based information resource for the study of library history. In this essay you will find his view of the development of the library and the impact it has had on mankind. You will read how the book and the knowledge it transmits has affected his life. You will feel his great love of books. You will read all this in a beautifully prepared book printed and bound by hand in the oldest tradition of fine craftsmanship.