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A History of Reading / Manguel, Alberto ; Serafini JL., 1996

Identifier: CC-28387-29585

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Scope and Contents

The author recounts the 6000 year old history of reading in an approachable and illuminiating style that is easily understood, tracing "the reader's progress from clay tablet to scroll, codex to CD-Rom." A timeline of reading history is printed on the verso of the dust jacket. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1996



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (372 pages) in dust jacket) : illustrations ; 24.3 x 17.5 x 3.3 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: New York : Viking Press. Nationality of creator: Canadian. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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