Of course, there is our course-pack.

But, beforehand, for impatient readers, some links and titles.

Useful links for bibliographers:

Bibliopolis Glossary: a searchable database of terminology for the history of the book

ABC for Book Collectors : a mainstay of bibliographers and book collectors, this work by John Carter is freely available as a PDF from the ILAB website.

For paper in general :

For watermarks, paper etc.:

An a-z of paper terms in English:

For the Aldine editions,–Catalogue-Of-The-Ahmanson-Murphy-Collection-Of-Books-By-Or-Rel


Wagner, Bettina, and Marcia Reed. Early Printed Books As Material Objects: Proceedings of the Conference Organized by the IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Munich, 19-21 August 2009. (Berlin [etc.]: De Gruyter Saur, 2010).

Bibliography before the “new bibliography” : J. D. Cowley, Bibliographical Description and Cataloguing (New York: B. Franklin, 1970).

Patrick Wilson,Two Kinds of Power: An Essay on Bibliographical Control (Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 1978).


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