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By Adrian Johns

In The Nature of the Book, a travel de strength of cultural historical past, Adrian Johns constructs a completely unique and vibrant photograph of print tradition and its many arenas—commercial, highbrow, political, and individual.

"A compelling exposition of the way authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for strength over the broadcast web page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's publication lies within the perfect aspect he has accrued to explain the area of books within the first centuries after the printing press arrived in England."—Alberto Manguel, Washington Times

"[A] immense and stimulating account of where of print within the heritage of data. . . . Johns has written a vastly discovered primer."—D. Graham Burnett, New Republic

"A certain, engrossing, and surely eye-opening account of the formative levels of the print tradition. . . . this is often scholarship at its best."—Merle Rubin, Christian technological know-how Monitor

"The so much lucid and persuasive account of the hot type of wisdom produced by way of print. . . . a piece to rank along McLuhan."—John Sutherland, The Independent

"Entertainingly written. . . . the main accomplished account on hand . . . good documented and engaging."—Ian Maclean, Times Literary Supplement

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