Category: Books about Books


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Illustrators of Children's Books 1967-1976

By: Kingman, Lee; Hogarth, Grace Allen; Quimby, Harriet

Price: $33.12

Publisher: Boston, The Horn Book, Inc.: 1978

Seller ID: 003451

ISBN: 0876750188

Condition: New in New dust jacket

This is a supplement to Illustrators of Children's Books, 1744-1945, 1946-1956, and 1957-1966. This volume deals with a period in which hundreds of new artists entered the field of children's book illustration; in which artists coped with new demands on their techniques and ingenuity; in which international book fairs and international co-publishing burgeoned; in which the differing concepts of what constitutes a picture book became more marked by European and American standards; and in which publishing companies treated books as a growth industry. These philosophical and technical complexitie... View more info

The Book in America with Images from the Library of Congress

By: Clement, Richard W.

Price: $21.62

Publisher: Golden, CO, Fulcrum Pub: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003450

Condition: New in New dust jacket

The history of the book begins, in this volume, in 1638 and ends in the 20th century. Gracing the pages are rare images from the Library of Congress such as the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in the American Colonies; Thoreau's Walden; the first American cookbook, American Cookery; Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn; and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Clement offers fascinating portraits of the titans of publishing from Isaiah Thomas (the leading publisher in the new nation) and Matthew Carey (America's first modern publisher) to Henry Carey, Henry Holt, Frank N. Doubleday, Horace Liveright... View more info

Treasures of the Library of Congress

By: Goodrum, Charles A.

Price: $46.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N Abrams Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 003454

Condition: New in New dust jacket

The Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. Is, simply put, the largest collection of stored knowledge in the world. The range of its extraordinary holdings - almost 100 million objects - is revealed in text and pictures in this newly revised and expanded edition of Treasures of the Library of Congress. In an incomparable blend of facts and anecdotal history, Charles Goodrum's brilliant text covers everything from the origins of the Library in 1800 when a shipment of 11 trunks of books arrived from England for Congress's use, to the exceptional, sometimes eccentric men - the Librarians of Con... View more info