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The Library

An Illustrated History

Foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes / Introduction by Donald G. Davis

Throughout the history of the world, libraries have been constructed, burned, discovered, raided, and cherished—and the treasures they've housed have evolved from early stone tablets to the mass-produced, bound paper books of our present day. The Library invites you to enter the libraries of ancient Greece, early China, Renaissance England, and modern-day America, and speaks to the book lover in all of us. Incorporating beautiful illustrations, insightful quotations, and many marvelous mysteries of libraries—their books, patrons, and keepers—this book is certain to provide you with a wealth of knowledge and enjoyment.

Stuart A. P. Murray is the author of more than forty books. He is a former journalist as well as a book editor. He was the founding editor of Bantam’s Stagecoach series of Westerns, writing under the pseudonym Hank Mitchum. Murray is a principal in Lily Book Productions, a book publisher and packager in Red Hook, New York. He lives in Petersburgh, New York.

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