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Bibliography: Manuscript Production: Material Culture (Paper, Bindings, etc.)


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Blum, André. On the Origins of Paper. Trans. Harry Miller Lydenberg. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1934. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (paper) *]

Briquet, Charles-Moise. Les filigranes: Dictionnaire historique des marques du papier des leur apparition vers 1282 jusqu'en 1600; A Facsimile of the 1907 Edition with Supplementary Material Contributed by a Number of Scholars. Ed. Allan Stevenson. 4 vols. Amsterdam: Paper Publication Society, 1968. [The standard work on watermarks, in a new edition (at head of title page: The New Briquet, Jubilee Edition). See also Piccard, whose work supplements, and sometimes supersedes, Briquet.] [* Subject heading: manuscript production; early printed books; material production (paper); watermarks *]

Churchill, W[illiam] A[lgernon]. Watermarks in Paper in Holland, England, France, etc. in the XVII and XVIII Centuries, and Their Interconnection. Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger and Co., 1935. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; early printed books; material production (paper); watermarks *]

Diehl, Edith. Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique. 2 vols. New York and Toronto: Rinehart and Co., 1946. [There have been several reprints, including the following: Rpt. New York: Dover Publications; London: Constable, 1980 (two volumes in one).] [* Subject heading: manuscript production; early printed books; incunabula; material production (bookbinding) *]

Foot, Mirjam M. "Scholar-collectors and their Bindings." In Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning. Ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris. Publishing Pathways. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. Pp. 27-43. [* Subject heading: libraries and repositories (historical); provenance; early printed books: ownership and collecting; material production (bookbinding) *]

Foot, Mirjam M. Studies in the History of Bookbinding. Aldershot, Hants.: Scolar Press, 1993. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; early printed books; incunabula; material production (bookbinding) *]

Goldschmidt, Ernst Philip. Gothic and Renaissance Bookbindings, Exemplified and Illustrated from the Author's Collection. 2nd ed. 2 vols. 1928; rpt.: Nieuwkoop: B. Degraaf, 1967. [Volume I contains an essay on historical styles of bookbinding and proposed methods of dating. Volume II contains facsimiles of the author's extensive collection of rubbings of sculpted and carved binding boards [abstract by John Morris].] [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (bookbinding) *]

Hills, Richard. Papermaking in Britain 1488-1988: A Short History. London: Athlone Press, University of London, 1988. [* Subject heading: early printed books; history of printing; material production (paper) *]

Hobson, Anthony. Humanists and Bookbinders: The Origins and Diffusion of the Humanistic Bookbinding, 1459-1559. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (bookbinding); early printed books; incunabula *]

Hobson, George, D. English Binding before 1500. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1929. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; early printed books; incunabula; material production (bookbinding) *]

Marks, P. J. M. The British Library Guide to Bookbinding: History and Techniques. The British Library Guides. London: British Library, 1998. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; early printed books; material production (bookbinding) *]

Needham, Paul. Twelve Centuries of Fine Bookbindings, 400-1600. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library; London: Oxford University Press, 1979. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; early printed books; material production (bookbinding) *]

Pollard, H. G. "Some Anglo-Saxon Bookbindings." The Book Collector 24 (1975): 130-159. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (bookbinding); Anglo-Saxon period *]

Ryder, M. L. "Parchment: Its History, Manufacture, and Composition." Journal of the Society of Archivists 2 (1964): 391-399. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (paper, parchment, vellum) *]

Stevenson, A. "Paper as Bibliographical Evidence." The Library 5th ser. 17 (1962): 197-212. [Cautionary tales re: paper and watermarks as evidence of date of manuscript.] [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (paper); watermarks *]

Stevenson, Allan. Observations on Paper as Evidence. University of Kansas Publications, Library Series 11; Annual Public Lecture on Books and Bibliography 7. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Libraries, 1961. [On paper and watermarks.] [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (paper); watermarks *]

Szirmai, J. A. The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding. Aldershot, Hants., and Brookfield, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 1999. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (bookbinding) *]

Thompson, D. "Medieval Parchment-Making." The Library 4th ser. 16 (1935): 113-117. [* Subject heading: manuscript production; material production (paper, parchment, vellum) *]



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