Provenance Research in Book History

Provenance Research in Book History A Handbook

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Since this handbook was first published in 1994, interest in the book as a material object, and in the ways in which books have been owned, read and used, has burgeoned. Now established as a standard reference work, this book has been revised and expanded with a new set of over 200 colour illustrations, updated bibliographies and extended international coverage of libraries and online resources. It covers the history and understanding of inscriptions, bookplates, ink and binding stamps, mottoes and heraldry, and describes how to identify owners and track down books from particular collections via library and sale catalogues. Each section features an evaluated bibliography listing further sources, both online and in print. Illustrated examples of the many kinds of ownership evidence which can be found in books are also shown throughout. Relevant to anyone seeking to identify previous owners of books, or trace private libraries, this title will also support the work of all book historians interested in the history of reading or the use of books and in the book as a material object. An essential handbook for anyone working in provenance research.

Book information

ISBN: 9781851245109
Publisher: Bodleian Library
Imprint: Bodleian Library
Pub date:
Edition: New and revised edition
DEWEY: 002.0941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 436
Weight: 1186g
Height: 240mm
Width: 186mm
Spine width: 41mm