Books, Banks, Buttons, and Other Inventions from the Middle Ages.
 · New York
by Frugoni, Chiara. [McCuaig, William; Translator].
New York: Columbia University Press, . First U.S. Edition. Quarto, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xiv, 178 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in full-color. From jacket: Once regarded by historians as a period of intellectual stagnation, the Middle Ages were actually a time of extraodinary cultural and technological innovation. This entertaining romp through the inventions of the period tells the story of the first appearance of dozens of items and ideas of lasting significance. (Inventory #: 05227scs)