THE MIRROR OF THE LIBRARY.
With an Introduction to the Reader by Robert D. Fleck
- (New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
- full leather, deckle edges, paper cover label
- 52 pages
- ISBN: 1584562021
- ISBN: 9781584562023
Price: $95.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 90816
Limited to 900 numbered copies of which this is one of 200 printed by hand at the Kotinos Press in Athens, Greece on special paper and bound thus. Issued in conjunction of the 30th Anniversary of Oak Knoll and containing a biographical introduction by its proprietor. 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.