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The library : a fragile history

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text The library : a fragile history

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Summary

In this meticulously written and deeply researched book, this history of the library, from the ancient world to the digital age, introduces readers to the antiquarians and the philanthropists who shaped the world's great collections.

Contents
Prologue: curating the ruins -- Inception and survival. A confusion of scrolls ; Sanctuary ; Little monkeys and letters of gold -- The crisis of print. The infernal press ; Coming of age ; Reformations -- The new collectors. The professionals ; Id... Read more
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Description
518 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Publisher
Basic Books 2021

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Library Location Status
East Bay Branch Library 027.473 PET in New Non-fiction Available

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