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On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History (signed by the author).

[Books About Books]. Basbanes, Nicholas A.

On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History (signed by the author).

Knopf New York 2013 Octavo, pp. 430. Indexed, 60 b/w illustrations.
The latest book by "Self-Confessed Bibliophiliac" Basbanes is an engaging look at the history and ongoing influence of paper. Despite the continuing declarations of the death of paper and the rise of the "paperless society", this subject continues to be important in the dissemination of ideas, the pivotal events of history, and the minutiae of everyday life. From its beginnings in China to the complex formulations of the paper that is used for American currency today, Basbanes dives deeply into his subject with enthusiasm and thoroughness. "An absolutely fascinating tale. Told in an engaging, accessible manner, Basbanes's coverage of the topic is wide-ranging, freewheeling, authoritative... An essential, engrossing book that no book lover should be without." (Publisher's Weekly Starred Review)

Binding: Cloth over Boards
Condition: New in new dustjacket
ISBN: 9780307266422
Book Id: 15853

Price: $35.00

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