Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works (Hardcover)
A beautiful and enthralling guide to more than 80 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and important written works, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Anne Frank’s diary to the first Penguin paperbacks.
Remarkable Books delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural contexts. Spotlighting ancient and modern masterpieces, Remarkable Books is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the correlations between the growth in human knowledge and advancements in the bookmaking process.
Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts discussed, each exquisite chapter charts the evolution and legacy of these landmark books and the people who produced them.
About the Author
Michael Collins is a native of Ireland and studied theology at the University College Dublin. He has taught in a number of universities, including the American University of Rome; John Cabot University; and Duquesne University, Rome Campus, and he currently serves in St. Mary's Church in Dublin. Michael Collins has authored many books, including DK's The Vatican and Pope Francis: A Photographic Story of the People's Pope, and has been featured on CBS News's 60 Minutes.