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Scribes, Script, and Books: The Book Arts from Antiquity to the Renaissance

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Leila Avrin ISBN-13: 9780838910382 392 pages 
 8½ x 11 
 2010

In this detailed overview of the history of the handmade book, Avrin looks at the development of scripts and styles of illumination, the making of manuscripts, and the technological processes involved in paper-making and book-binding. Readers will have a greater understanding of ancient books and texts with 

  • More than 300 plates and illustrations
  • Examples of the different forms of writing from ancient times to the printing press
  • Coverage of cultural and religious books
  • Full bibliography

Reference librarians and educators will find this resource indispensable.

Sku: 9780838910382
Vendor: ALA Editions

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