Monday, March 14, 2011

RBSCL New Addition: The Oxford Companion to the Book

The American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library recently acquired The Oxford Companion to the Book for the reference collection. This comprehensive two volume set focuses on the history of the book across the globe from ancient to modern times.

The Oxford Companion to the Book

In addition to traditional subjects as bibliography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, and textual criticism, The Oxford Companion to the Book engages with newer disciplines such as the history of the electronic book. The tome took six years to produce and includes contributions from nearly 400 scholars in 27 different countries.