A Bibliographic History of the Book: An Annotated Guide to the Literature

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Scarecrow Press, 1995 - History - 425 pages
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Rosenblum provides the student of the book with a selective guide to a growing discipline. Emphasis is on more recent works, though classics are included regardless of age. The four sections focus on, but are not restricted to, the book in the West. The first section covers reference works. The second section is devoted to technical aspects of the making of books and manuscripts, such as ink, printing, and binding. The third section is arranged by period, from the ancient world to the present. A final section deals with book collecting, bookselling, and private presses.
 

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Contents

Bibiographies
19
General References
28
Technical Aspects
33
Writing Surfaces
35
Studies
36
Decorated Papers
48
Geographical Studies
50
Japan
53
The Middle Ages
233
The Fifteenth Century
266
Studies
267
The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
290
The Eighteenth Century
308
The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
323
The Book in America
334
Miscellaneous Subjects
349

United States
55
Ink
57
The Alphabet
61
Manuals
62
Studies
65
Typography Printing and Book Design
95
The Printing Press
129
Lithography
130
Illustration
135
Histories
139
Childrens Books
169
Bookbinding
173
Manuals
174
General Studies
180
American Bindings
192
Arabic Bindings
195
French Bindings
199
Italian Bindings
200
History
203
General Works
205
The Book in Antiquity
224
Book Collecting
351
Biographical Directories
355
Memoirs and Histories
357
Bookselling
367
Private Presses
389
Individual Presses
394
The Curwen Press
395
The Daniel Press
396
The Eragny Press
398
The Gogmagog Press
399
The Golden Cockerell Press
400
The Gregynog Press
401
The Hours Press
402
John Henry Nash
406
The Nonesuch Press
407
The Officina Bodoni
408
Author Index
411
Subject Index
421
About the Author
425
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About the author (1995)

Joseph Rosenblum has taught at Duke University, the University of Mississippi, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College, High Point University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His other books include Shakespeare: An Annotated bibliography and American Book Collectors and Bibliographers.