A Book in the Hand: Essays on the History of the Book in New Zealand
Penny Griffith, Penelope Griffith, Peter Hughes, Alan Loney
Auckland University Press, 2000 - History - 252 pages
As we find ourselves in a technological revolution and the computer screen takes over the printed page, the history of the book has become a subject of study throughout the world. This collection of 15 essays looks at at a wide variety of topics from the history of the printed word in New Zealand.
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