Remarkable Renaissance Books is a journey across 300 years, a story narrated and illustrated with extraordinary books from the very first printed in the fifteenth century to the groundbreaking scientific texts of the seventeenth. Twenty-four books, from Gutenberg to Galileo and beyond chart the story of readers, authors, printers, scientists, philosophers and artists, and the part they played in forging the modern world.

John Boardley’s Remarkable Renaissance Books will be published by Bodleian Library Publishing at the University of Oxford.