History / History- Social & Commercial. / A history of reading by Alberto Manguel Alberto Manguel Harper Collins, 1996: first edition hardcover in dust jacket: 372 pages: black and white illustrations.  Synopsis : A history and detailed  analysis of reading from its beginnings in  Fourth Century B C  Babylon  to the  20th century . The author rangers over a diversity of subjects including  learning to read, the shape of the book, stealing books, being read to, picture reading, the translator as reader, the author as a reader, the book fool-  citing  the  famous and the personally known , analysing  quotations,  masterpieces,  personal experiences, encounters and episodes; and including the Book of Hours, Bibles, the invention of printing, the Alexandrian library, the Aldine press, W H Smith, Penguin, cuneiform, codex, the Book Thief of Paris, Pliny the Younger,   the  Camel  Library of the Grand Vizier of Persia,  the ancient Greeks Reading Club,  Tyndale's biblical translation, hypertext, etc.   Condition: very clean and good over all/almost as new. used books
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  • Book Title: A history of reading
  • Author: Alberto Manguel
  • ISBN: 000255067
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Year Published: 1996
  • Our Normal Price: £33.00 GBP ($42.57 USD)
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  • Description: Harper Collins, 1996: first edition hardcover in dust jacket: 372 pages: black and white illustrations. Synopsis : A history and detailed analysis of reading from its beginnings in Fourth Century B C Babylon to the 20th century . The author rangers over a diversity of subjects including learning to read, the shape of the book, stealing books, being read to, picture reading, the translator as reader, the author as a reader, the book fool- citing the famous and the personally known , analysing quotations, masterpieces, personal experiences, encounters and episodes; and including the Book of Hours, Bibles, the invention of printing, the Alexandrian library, the Aldine press, W H Smith, Penguin, cuneiform, codex, the Book Thief of Paris, Pliny the Younger, the Camel Library of the Grand Vizier of Persia, the ancient Greeks Reading Club, Tyndale's biblical translation, hypertext, etc. Condition: very clean and good over all/almost as new.
  • Condition: Collectable- Like New
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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