blankPage Books

Development of the writing starts the history of books, and the inventions of papers, printing and continues through brought us to the modern day’s books. in the 3rd millennium BC Mesopotamian were used Clay tablets. dating from the 7th century BC 22,000 tablets were found At Nineveh; this was the archive and library of the kings of Assyria, who had workshops of copyists and conservationists at their disposal. This presupposes a degree of organization with respect to books, consideration given to conservation, classification, etc. Tablets were used right up until the 19th century in various parts of the world, including Germany, Chile, and the Saharan Desert.

In Ancient Egypt, papyrus was used for writing maybe as early as from First Dynasty, but first evidence is from the account books of King Neferirkare Kakai of the Fifth Dynasty (about 2400 BC). A calamus, the stem of a reed sharpened to a point, or bird feathers were used for writing. The script of Egyptian scribes was called hieratic, or sacerdotal writing. Papyrus books were in the form of a scroll of several sheets pasted together, for a total length of up to 10 meters or even more. Some books, such as the history of the reign of Ramses III, were over 40 meters long. such as the Book of the Dead, from the early 2nd millennium BC
Writing on bone, shells, wood and silk existed in China long before the 2nd century BC. Paper was invented in China around the 1st century AD.

The first printing of books started in China and was during the Tang Dynasty (618–907), but exactly when is not known. The oldest extant printed book is a Tang Dynasty work of the Diamond Sutra and dates back to 868. When the Italian Catholic missionary Matteo Ricci visited Ming China, he wrote that there were “exceedingly large numbers of books in circulation” and noted that they were sold at very low prices.
Romans used wax-coated wooden tablets orpugillares upon which they could write and erase by using a stylus. One end of the stylus was pointed, and the other was spherical.

Book production developed in Rome in the 1st century BC with Latin literature that had been influenced by the Greek.