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THE WORLD OF THE BOOK. Reprint. Des Cowley and Clare Williamson. State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 2009. Published in association with Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Press, Carlton. First published 2007. 264 pp. with 399 ills. (387 col.). 28 x 24 cm. ISBN 9780522857191 In English.
Drawing from the collections of the State Library of Victoria, this well-illustrated volume celebrates the beauty of books, book design and book illustration over the course of the past five centuries, presenting such wide-ranging examples as 15th-century illuminated manuscripts, illustrations from Diderot's Encyclopedie, an early folio of Shakespeare's plays, various illustrated natural-history books, volumes produced by William Morris's Kelmscott Press, Penguin paperbacks of the 1930s, pulp-fiction novels of the 1950s, modern illustrated children's books, and contemporary artists' books.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 73,75,68,69
Worldwide Number: 072667
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