Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Books: A Living History
Foyalty 60

Books: A Living History (Hardback)

£19.95
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

This lavishly illustrated volume explores one of the most versatile, useful and enduring technologies ever invented: the book. Books: A Living History charts the evolution and influence of books around the world, from the cuneiform tablets of ancient Sumer through the development of movable type and the emergence of the modern information revolution. A feast for traditional book-lovers, as well as an inspiration for those excited by new electronic technologies, this beautifully produced volume celebrates the enduring power and magic of books.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciences Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd Publication Date: 08/09/2011 ISBN-13: 9780500251652  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

Martin Lyons is Professor in the School of History and Philosophy at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has published widely on the history of books and reading, including Readers and Society in Nineteenth-Century France: Workers, Women, Peasants and Ordinary Writings, Personal Narratives: Writing Practices in 19th- and Early 20th-Century Europe.

More books by Martyn Lyons

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

A History of the World
(Paperback)
Andrew Marr
 
 
£9.99
 
A History of Diplomacy
(Paperback)
Jeremymorni Black
 
 
£20.00
 
The Promise of the East, Nazi Hopes...
(Hardback)
Christian Ingrao; Andrew Brown
 
 
£25.00
 
The Glorious Art of Peace: Paths to...
(Paperback)
John Gittings
 
 
£12.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close