The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers' Journey Through Curiosities of History

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A fascinating tour through the curious history of Western civilization told through its most emblematic invention - the book. As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past. You'll learn about the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork ...

The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers' Journey Through Curiosities of History 2016, Michael O'Mara Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781782435570

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