Chapter 35. Some Non-Textual Uses of Books

  1. Simon Eliot and
  2. Jonathan Rose
  1. Rowan Watson

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690949.ch35

A Companion to the History of the Book

A Companion to the History of the Book

How to Cite

Watson, R. (2007) Some Non-Textual Uses of Books, in A Companion to the History of the Book (eds S. Eliot and J. Rose), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690949.ch35

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127653

Online ISBN: 9780470690949

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Keywords:

  • books;
  • newsprint;
  • iconography;
  • bookseller;
  • philosophers

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Egypt, Greece, and Rome

  • The Ritual Function of Christian Bibles and Service Books

  • Divination

  • Talismanic Use of Books and Texts

  • “Associational Copies” : The Book as Relic

  • Taking Oaths upon the Book

  • Books that Boast

  • Non-textual Uses of Libraries

  • Books and Ornament

  • Books as Interior Decoration