Book of Books: Pearls from the Meandering Stream of Time that Runs Across Continents, by James Matthew and Kent Bicknell, paperback (new condition)
Book of Books is a box of literary delights. Illustrated throughout, it provides a guided tour of rare books, manuscripts, and historical artifacts in a single collection. The reader is invited to explore and enjoy carefully chosen pearls that dangle from the strands of Time. The theme runs across cultures and centuries from both East and West with excerpts from the works of many great authors including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Omar Khayyam, Rabindranath Tagore, and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and such notable figures as Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi.
"This book on rare books, holographs, and historical artifacts in a single collection is a treasure in itself. With generous portions of passages paired with pictures and tastefully spiced with comments, this book is a feast to the intellect. I commend this book as an aperitivo for starters and a digestivo for the sated. Bon Appetit to all guests!" —Adoor Gopalakrishnan, India, Writer & Filmmaker, Recipient of India’s highest film honour: Dadasaheb Phalke Award; Winner: British Film Institute Award; French honour: Commander of the Order of Arts & Letters