L-25. Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books - Advance Reading List
Silver, Joel. “Bibliographical Citations: An Introductory Guide for the Perplexed.” AB Bookman’s Weekly (6 January 1997): 5–9. [PDF]
Silver, Joel. “Bibliographies, Checklists, and Catalogs: The Core of a Collector’s Reference Shelf.” Fine Books & Collections (January/February 2008). [PDF]
Silver, Joel. “Book Censuses: Making Every Copy Count.” Fine Books & Collections (September/October 2008). [PDF]
Tanselle, G. Thomas. “The Literature of Book Collecting.” In Book Collecting: A Modern Guide, edited by Jean Peters, 209–271. New York & London: R. R. Bowker Company, 1977.
Those students with no experience or coursework in descriptive bibliography should also read:
Belanger, Terry. “Descriptive Bibliography.” In Book Collecting: A Modern Guide, edited by Jean Peters, 97–115. New York & London: R. R. Bowker Company, 1977.