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ISBN-10: 0-9753334-3-7. ISBN-13: 978-0-9753334-3-3.

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Strange & Wonderful: An Informal Visual History of Manuscript Books and Albums brings together an amazingly diverse group of volumes produced over time without the aid of a printing press.

Jed Perl, art critic at The New Republic, and author of a number of books, contributes a masterful introductory essay. 101 books are represented in full-color spreads, offering a survey of unique creations over a wide breadth of time, place and subject. From pre-Gutenberg manuscripts to contemporary one-of-a-kind artists' books, the whole suggests the birth of a new classification of outsider art. 

Designed by Fabio Cutró. Edited and compiled by Dan Wechsler. Photographed by Matt Weber. Printed at Meridian Printing in East Greenwich, R.I., USA.

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