The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance by Henry Petroski

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Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually and charmingly about its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today.

Knopf, 1990.
ISBN: 9780394574226. 434 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.