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A Bibliographic History of the Book

An Annotated Guide to the Literature

Joseph Rosenblum

Rosenblum provides the student of the book with a selective guide to a growing discipline. Emphasis is on more recent works, though classics are included regardless of age. The four sections focus on, but are not restricted to, the book in the West. The first section covers reference works. The second section is devoted to technical aspects of the making of books and manuscripts, such as ink, printing, and binding. The third section is arranged by period, from the ancient world to the present. A final section deals with book collecting, bookselling, and private presses. « less more »
Scarecrow Press / Salem Press
Pages: 440Size: 5 3/4 x 8 3/4
978-0-8108-3009-7 • Hardback • June 1995 • $110.00 • (£75.00)
Joseph Rosenblum has taught at Duke University, the University of Mississippi, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College, High Point University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His other books include Shakespeare: An Annotated bibliography and American Book Collectors and Bibliographers.
...generally useful annotations...
Papers Of The Bibliographical Society Of America

...attractively produced.
The Library Association Record

This skillfully compiled bibliography should be useful to anyone interested in placing his or her studies in the context of printed and bound literature...
English Literature In Transition 1880-1920

Rosenblum's work should be considered for purchase by any library with staff or patrons who retain a sense of reverence for the preelectronic printed word.
American Reference Books Annual

...a most useful publication...packed into 409 pages 1967 annotated entries on important books and articles.
Rare Books and Manuscript Librarianship

...a concise, one-volume work...the scholar as well as the novice is... fortunate to have this excellent work, and libraries will find it invaluable for use in collection development.
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