The Book: Its History and Development (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Book: Its History and Development (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Cyril Davenport

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In nine engaging and authoritative chapters, author Cyril Davenport tells the story of the book from its earliest incarnations—formation of words and palm-leaf books—to the evolution of the illustrated book as an art form. What emerges is an intriguing portrait of paper and printing, the art of bookbinding, and illustration styles such as engraving, mezzotints, and photography.

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ISBN-13: 9781411455894
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Cyril James Humphries Davenport (1848–1941) was a writer who specialized in the history of bookmaking and other fine crafts. He is the author of Royal English Book Bindings (1896); British Heraldry; Cameos; Jewellry; The English Regalia (1897); English Embroidered Book Bindings (1899); Mezzotints (1904); and Miniatures: Ancient and Modern (1907).

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