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RBS 2006 Advance Reading Lists

Rare Book School makes the advance reading lists used in its courses generally available. Each of these reading lists is provided with links leading to the relevant Amazon.com page for in-print items on the lists. Amazon's prices are competitive, and the links may be useful even if you don't intend to buy the books, because of the bibliographic information Amazon routinely provides (ISBN, edition or printing, availability of hard-cover vs paperback editions, &c.). Bear in mind that the out-of-print books listed (as well as some of the in-print books) may quite possibly be found through BookFinder.com, some of them at discount prices.

Binding
B-10  Introduction to the History of Bookbinding
B-40  Medieval & Early Renaissance Bookbinding Structures
B-60  European Bookbinding, 1500-1800
B-70  European Decorative Bookbinding
B-90  Publishers' Bookbindings, 1830-1910
 
Collecting and Collection Management
C-70  Collecting the History of Anglo-American Law
C-75  Developing Collections of African-American Materials
C-80  Artists’ Books: Strategies for Collecting
 
General: Descriptive and Textual Bibliography
G-10  Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography
G-50  Advanced Descriptive Bibliography
 
History
H-10  The History of the Book, 200-2000
H-15  The History of the Book in America
H-20  The Book in the Manuscript Era
H-25  15th-Century Books in Print and Manuscript
H-30  The Printed Book in the West to 1800
H-40  The Printed Book in the West since 1800
H-45  Printing, Publishing, & Consuming Texts in Britain, 1770-1919
H-50  The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820-1940
H-55  History of American Music Printing and Publishing
H-60  History of European and American Papermaking
H-75  Printed Ephemera
H-80  The Stationers' Company and the London Book Trade to 1830
H-90  Teaching the History of the Book
Illustration and Printing Processes
I-10  Introduction to the History of Illustration
I-20  Book Illustration Processes to 1900
I-70  Lithography: The Popularization of Printing in the C19
I-80  Japanese Printmaking, 1615-1868
I-85  Japanese Illustrated Books, 1615-1868
 
Libraries, Archives, and Electronic Resources
L-10  Introduction to Special Collections Librarianship
L-30  Rare Book Cataloging
L-40  Visual Materials Cataloging
L-50  Advanced Seminar in Special Collections Administration
L-55  Donors and Libraries
L-70  Electronic Texts and Images
L-75  Electronic Texts in XML
L-80  Implementing Encoded Archival Description
L-85  Publishing EAD Finding Aids
 
Manuscripts
M-10  Introduction to Paleography, 800-1500
M-20  Introduction to Codicology
M-40  Latin Paleography, 1100-1500
M-50  Introduction to Illuminated Manuscripts
M-80  Introduction to European Handwriting
M-85  Introduction to Islamic Manuscripts
 
Typography and Book Design
T-10  Introduction to the History of Typography
T-50  Type, Lettering and Calligraphy, 1450-1830
T-55  Type, Lettering and Calligraphy, 1830-1980