Books on Books

Books on Books


  • Western Illuminated Manuscripts: A Catalogue of the Collection in Cambridge University Library

    By Paul Binski

    Our Price: $357.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521848923
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: April 2011
  • History of the Book In America

    By Hugh Amory

    Our Price: $324.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521482561
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: December 1999
    A History of the Book in America is a five-volume, interdisciplinary series that offers a collborative history of the book in American culture from the earliest days of European settlement to our own days. Its creation is a principal activity of the American Antiquarian Society. Volume 1, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World is organized around three major themes: the persisting colonial relationship between European settlements and the Old World; the gradual emergence of a pluralistic book trade that differentiated printers from booksellers; and the transition from a "culture of the Word" to the culture of republicanism. The volume also describes nascent forms of literary and learned culture (including the circulation of manuscripts), literacy and censorship, orality, and the efforts by Europeans to introduce written literacy to Native Americans and African Americans.
  • Sir Phillip Sydney and the Circulation of Manuscripts 1558-1640

    By H. R. Woudhuysen

    Our Price: $235.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198129660
    • Publisher: Clarendon Press
    • Published: August 1996
  • Victorian Yellowbacks and Paperbacks, 1849-1905, in Nine Volumes

    By Chester W. Topp

    Our Price: $225.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299548565
    • Publisher: Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop
    • Published: N.D.
    Volume I: George Routledge. Volume II: Ward and Lock. Volume III: John Camden Hotten and Chatto and Windus; Chapman and Hall. Volume IV: Frederick Warne and Co.; Sampson Low and Co. Volume V: Macmillan and Co.; Smith, Elder and Co. Volume VI: Longmans, Green and Co.; C.H. Clarke; John Maxwell and Co.; Tinsley Bros. Volume VII: F.V. White and Co.; Cassell and Co.; William Blackwood and Sons; Vizetelly and Co. Volume VIII: Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; J.W. Arrowsmith; Richard Bentley; Ward and Downey; James Blackwood. Volume IX: David Bryce; Ingram, Cooke and Co.; David Bogue; Henry Lea; Swan Sonnenschein and Co.; J. and C. Brown and Co.
  • Cambridge History of the Book In (V.2) Britain, 1100-1400

    By Nigel J. Morgan

    Our Price: $222.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521782180
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: April 2008
    This is the first history of the book in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the early 15th century. The twenty-six expert contributors to this volume discuss the manuscript book from a variety of angles--as physical object; its purpose & readership; & as the vehicle for particular types of text. In all of this, broader, changing social & cultural context is kept in mind, & so are the various connections with continental Europe. The volume also includes a full bibliography & over eighty black-&-white plates.
  • Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed In England, 1558-1603

    By Soko Tomita

    Our Price: $215.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780754663737
    • Publisher: ASHGATE
    • Published: February 2009
    (Anglo=Italian Renaissance Studies). Through entries on 291 Italian books (451 editions) published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a summary of current research & knowledge of diffusion of Italian culture on English literature in this period. It also provides a foundation for new work on Anglo-Italian relations in Elizabethan England.
  • Journal of the Ex Libris Society (Nine Volumes)

    By W.H.K. Wright

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199731166
    4to. 1st Greenwood reprint of ed. published in 1891-1892. (Eighteen vols.) in nine. VG. THE SET:
  • The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection

    By Dora Wiebenson

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112095210
    • Publisher: National Gallery of Art
    (1993). 4 volumes. 4to. Light soiling and edgewear to dust jackets, with a bit of fading to spines. NF/VG.
  • Christopher Plantin and Engraved Book Illustrations In Sixteenth-Century Europe

    By Karen L. Bowen

    Our Price: $179.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521852760
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: May 2008
    This is an interdisciplinary study of Christopher Plantin's pioneering role in the production & distribution of books with engraved & etched illustrations in 16th-century Europe. Using the rich archival sources at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Belgium, it examines the artists who worked on these illustrations, the types of illustrations that appealed to specific markets, & the technological, cultural, & economic constraints under which Christopher Plantin operated as he ventured into this new area of publishing.
  • Print In Transition, 1850-1910: Studies In Media & Book History

    By L. Brake

    Our Price: $170.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780333770474
    • Publisher: HUMANITIES PRESS
    • Published: July 2001
    Looking beyond the genre of periodicals to embrace the larger field of serials and serialization, Brake (literature and print culture, U. of London) explores relations among different forms, such as part-issue, magazine serialization, journals and newspapers as well as relations between serials and books. A second section looks at journals and gender, and a third focuses on the publishing career of Walter Pater, 1866-96. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Abstractions of Evidence In the Study of Manuscripts & Early Printed Books

    By Joseph A. Dane

    Our Price: $165.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780754665014
    • Publisher: ASHGATE
    • Published: January 2009
    This book critiques the use of material evidence in studies of manuscript & printed books by delving into accepted notions about the study of print culture. It questions the institutional & ideological ptresuppostions that govern medieval studies,, descriptive bibliography, & library science. The book begins by asking what is the relation between material evidence & the abstract statements made about the evidence; ultimately it asks how the evidence is to be defined.
  • Geographies of the Book

    By Miles Ogborn

    Our Price: $165.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780754678502
    • Publisher: Ashgate
    • Published: April 2010
    The geography of the book is as old as the history of the book. Yet, while book history is an established field of study, there has been much less focus on geographical approaches to the book. Increasingly, however, new work is pointing to the spatial dimensions of book history. Recognition of the significance of place, of the effects of movement over space & of the importance of location in the making, meaning & reception of print culture has been a feature of this recent scholarship, which often draws upon the history of science as well as upon geography & book history. This volume brings together exciting new perspectives on the geographical dimensions of the book & print culture.
  • The Kilgour Collection Of Russian Literature 1750-1920 With Notes on Early Books and Manuscripts of the 16th and 17th Centuries

    By Jr. Kilgour

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112177336
    • Publisher: Harvard College Library
    • Published: 1959
    4to. 1st edition. Mild rubbing to bottom edges of covers. Light stains to bottom edge of text block. Wear and rumpling with short tear to head of spine of d.j. VG/VG.
  • Lost Libraries : the Destruction of Great Book Collections Since Antiquity

    By J. Raven

    Our Price: $149.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781403921192
    • Published: June 2004
    This pioneering volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of loss. Fourteen original contributions, introduced by a major re-evaluative history of lost libraries, offer the first ever comparative discussion of the greatest catastrophes in book history from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical book collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the recent horrifying pillage and burning in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.
  • Studies on the Derveni Papyrus

    By Andre Laks

    Our Price: $135.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198150329
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
    • Published: June 1997