The history and power of writing

  • 591 Pages
  • 3.28 MB
  • English
University of Chicago Press , Chicago, London
Writing -- History., Printing -- History., Books and reading -- History., Written communication -- His
StatementHenri-Jean Martin ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 591p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22636799M
ISBN 100226508358

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