B-75. American Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1800–1900 - Advance Reading List

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  • Recommended Reading

    Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. London: Oxford University Press, 1972; corrected edition 1974; several times reprinted, most recently (2009) by Oak Knoll Press. Read pp. 146–153 (“Binding”) and 230–250 (“Edition Binding”).

    Pickwoad, Nicholas. “Onward and Downward: How Binders Coped with the Printing Press before 1800.” In A Millennium of the Book: Production, Design, and Illustration in Manuscript and Print, 900–1900, edited by Robin Myers and Michael Harris, 61–106. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1994.

  • Suggested Reading

    Allen, Sue. “Machine-Stamped Bookbindings, 1834–1860.” Antiques 115 (March 1979): 564–572; reprinted in Guild of Book Workers Journal 18 (1979–80): 1–23.

    Comparato, Frank E. Books for the Millions. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1971.

    Miller, Julia. Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings. Ann Arbor, MI: Legacy Press, 2010. Read Chapter 4, pp. 135–191.

    Pickwoad, Nicholas. “The Origins and Development of Adhesive Case Bindings.” Jaarboek voor Nederlandse Boekgeschiedenis 19 (2012): 117–130.