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Preliminary Reading List

Printed Books since 1800: Description & Analysis

Preliminary Advices

Required Reading:

  1. Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. Winchester & New Castle, DE: St. Paul’s Bibliographies & Oak Knoll Press, 1995. Read especially pp. 189-310 on “Book Production: The Machine-Press Period, 1800-1950.”
  2. John Carter. ABC for Book Collectors. 8th edition revised by Nicolas Barker. Oak Knoll, 2004. An essential guide to book vocabulary.

Suggested Reading: