The Care of Books - An Essay on the Development of Libraries and Their Fittings, from the Earliest Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century. Fully Illustrated with Index and Footnotes. by John Willis Clark (Hardback, 2011)
The Care of Books is an engaging text, considering t only the preservation of books, but also their physical ordering. Clark draws on archival and archaeological sources, displaying his wide range of interests. Clark writes in the Preface that 'The subject was entirely new' and all the illustrations were purchased, commissioned or photographed by him for the 1901 publication. This edition comes with over 150 illustrations, over 500 foottes and the original index.