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The Resource Remarkable books : a celebration of the world's most beautiful and historic works, contributors, Father Michael Collins, with Alexandra Black, Thomas Cussans, John Farndon, and Philip Parker

Remarkable books : a celebration of the world's most beautiful and historic works, contributors, Father Michael Collins, with Alexandra Black, Thomas Cussans, John Farndon, and Philip Parker

Label
Remarkable books : a celebration of the world's most beautiful and historic works
Title
Remarkable books
Title remainder
a celebration of the world's most beautiful and historic works
Statement of responsibility
contributors, Father Michael Collins, with Alexandra Black, Thomas Cussans, John Farndon, and Philip Parker
Title variation
  • Remarkable books
  • Remarkable books
Title variation remainder
the world's most beautiful and historic works
Contributor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A beautifully illustrated guide to more than 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts ever produced, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators. From ancient masterpieces such as The Art of War, written on the leaves of bamboo, to the stunningly illustrated Birds of America, to Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, [this book] delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural context, and is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the synergies between the growth in human knowledge and the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts themselves, close-up views draw out interesting features, which are discussed in greater detail, while biographies tell the lives of the people who produced them. This coffee table-worthy book is wrapped in a textured jacket with gold foil, making it a great gift for those with an interest in literature and art and design."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NPC
Dewey number
002.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z4
LC item number
.R46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Collins, Michael
  • Black, Alexandra
  • Cussans, Thomas
  • Farndon, John
  • Parker, Philip
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Best books
  • Books
  • Books and reading
Label
Remarkable books : a celebration of the world's most beautiful and historic works, contributors, Father Michael Collins, with Alexandra Black, Thomas Cussans, John Farndon, and Philip Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
300 BCE to 999 CE -- 1000 to 1449 -- 1450 to 1649 -- 1650 to 1899 -- 1900 onward
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781465463623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Remarkable books : a celebration of the world's most beautiful and historic works, contributors, Father Michael Collins, with Alexandra Black, Thomas Cussans, John Farndon, and Philip Parker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
300 BCE to 999 CE -- 1000 to 1449 -- 1450 to 1649 -- 1650 to 1899 -- 1900 onward
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781465463623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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