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The world of the book

Author: Des Cowley and Clare Williamson
Price: $49.99 – new paperback edition out now for 2017
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press in association with State Library Victoria

Written by joint curators of the Library's permanent exhibition World of the book (formerly Mirror of the world), The world of the Book is a celebration of manuscripts and publications in all their varying forms, from past to present.

The book draws upon rare Library collections and features beautiful illustrations from great books and publishing innovations of the past and present, revelling in the sheer beauty of books as objects to be desired and treasured.