|BibS_phys_2015 17 Feb. 2016 (119 pp.); 31 July, 10 Nov. 2015 [created 5/17/15 from “physical_book_for_bibsite,” saved 8/2/2010 844K [based on a version ending “april2008”]; then from WWW_for_phys .
James E. May (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Penn State University
Recent Studies on Books Printed 1660-1820 as Physical Objects: Including Binding,
Paper and Papermaking, Printing, & Typography, 1985-2015
This bibliography surveys scholarship published from 1985 to 2015 concerning the physical features of printed materials produced c. 1660-1820. It is most inclusive for the years 1990-2014, in consequence of my compiling studies from those years for Section 1--"Printing and Bibliographical Studies"--of ECCB: Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography. A 2015 revision corrected and added entries to the previous version of this bibibliography (2010), expanding the typescript from 74 to 112 pages; then in February 2016, I brought expanded the list to 120 pp. Included are studies of the physical features of particular books, editions and issues, such as bindings, paper, and type (as well as studies of the general period’s bindings, paper, type, typographical design, presses and presswork). Also included are studies of bookbinding, papermaking and typefounding as arts and studies of materials of production, as printing presses. I include some dissertations and many book reviews. In general, fields covered here are directly related to analytical and descriptive bibliography. For the English-speaking world, Philip Gaskell's A New Introduction to Bibliography (1972) remains the first step in such fields of study. Note that, although studies of bookbinding, papermaking and typography as industries or trades are included, studies of individuals in the bookbinding and type-founding trades have usually been placed in a bibliography on "Printers & Publishers and Publishing 1660-1820," which I am posting this year (2015) at BIBSITE. I have listed related studies excluded here in my other bibliographies, such as that on engraving also posted at BibSite. I have not often included reprints of old bibliographies and studies, such as those co-published by Oak Knoll Press and the British Library in 2001 (e.g., E. C. Bigmore and C. W. H. Wyman's A Bibliography of Printing). Although important to the study of bindings, aside from a few representative samples, I've not listed the informative catalogues of antiquarian dealers. (To speak only of those specializing in English books, most might be noted from Bayntun, Stuart Bennett, James Burmester, DeBurca, Christopher Edwards, Christopher Johnson, Jarndyce, Maggs Bros., Quaritch, Sokol, Ximenes, and recent illustrated catalogues sent out on PDF by John Price and others--and auction house catalogues could be added--some of the antiquarian catalogues are important resources, such as Maggs’s no. 1212, Bookbinding in the British Isles ). Nor have I included most regional histories of printing, such as Bruce Whiteman's Lasting Impressions: A Short History of English Printing in Quebec (1994), which usually belong in a bibliography on the print trade. Some electronic sources are included. For the most part, with the exception of exhibitions of bindings and typography, library exhibition catalogues have a separate home in the bibliography of 18th-century materials in modern collections. Occasionally, as in noting reviews, I have abbreviated lengthy journal titles, such as Papers of the Bibliographical Society of American (PBSA) and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC). In imprints, I sometimes have abbreviated "British Library" as "BL." An earlier revision benefited from Eleanor F. Shevlin’s survey of research on book history and her list of sources in The History of the Book in the West: 1700-1800, Vol. 3 in a five-volume series, gen. ed., Alexis Weedon (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), xvi-lix. Besides printed books and journals, I have drawn upon websites of individual scholars, journals, and publishers, of Dialnet, Project Muse, JSTOR, and other venders of scholarly articles, OCLC’s Worldcat, and the two premiere on-line bibliographies: MHRA's Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (the printed volumes once having chapters on periodicals) and the Modern Language Association’s International Bibliography. As for general serial surveys of bibliographical and book history publications, I benefited most from the electronic quarterly L’Almanacco Bibliografico--for over ten years now the most useful bibliographical review in any language, and also from the most helpful in English: the “Recent Books” and “Recent Periodicals” surveys in The Library and William Baker’s “Bibliography and Textual Criticism” for Year’s Work in English Studies. In consequence of pooling my sources, I believe I have compiled the most inclusive bibliography for studies on this subject during the past quarter century. Nonetheless, I am certain I need to apologize to many scholars for inaccuracies and for work overlooked. Finally, I thank Christina Geiger, the editor of BibSite, and the Bibliographical Society of America for posting this bibliography on BibSite.
James E. May
Penn State University--DuBois Campus
17 February 2015
[Earlier versions: 17 June 2003; revised 2 May 2004; 30 January 2005; 18 March 2008; 21 July 2010 (former postings assisted by Jeffrey Barton and Travis Gordon); 21 July 2015]
Abbott, Craig S. “Designating Color in Descriptive Bibliography: The ISCC-NBS Method in Practice.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 84 (1990), 119-29.
ABHB: Annual Bibliography of the Printed Book and Libraries. 31 vols. Edited by Hendrik D. L. Vervliet, later the Dept. of Special Collections, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and others. The Hague: M. Nijhoff; then later: Dordrecht: Springer; Kluher, 1973-2006. [Divisions include chapter fields like “Paper, Ink, and Printing Materials,” Binding, the book trade, etc.; with further organizing by parts of the world. Vols. 1-2, “for 1970” and “for 1971” with additions for former period, were published in 1973 (pp. 245 in vol. 2). For long the delay between coverage and publication was two years, e.g.: vol. 18, “for 1987” with additions from preceding years, in 1989 (430 pp.); the last I’ve seen, on Google.books was vol. 27 for 1996 (1999; c. 580 pp.). The series concluded with vol. 31: for 2000, published in 2006 by Springer. The printed editions were discontinued and the bibliography’s materials since vol. 21 are maintained in a database compiled by the Dept. of Special Collections of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. The vols. have been reissued in paperback by Springer in 2012-2015.]
AbiFares, Huda Smithuijzen. Arabic Typography: A Comprehensive Sourcebook. London: Saqi Books, 2001. Pp. 264; bibliography; glossary; illus.; index. [Both a historical study and guide to design.]
Aceto, Maurizio. “Analisi di pigmenti e coloranti su libri scientifici illustrati del XVIII secolo.” Crisopoli: Bollettino del Museo Bodoniano di Parma, n.s. 14, no. 2 (2011), 117-29. [Cf. the similar study of Renaissance printed books by Danilo Bersani.]
Adams, Alison, Stephen Rawles, and Alison Saunders. A Bibliography of French Emblem Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. (Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 331, 362.) 2 vols. Vol. 1: A-J; Vol. 2: L-Z. Geneva: Droz, 1999, 2002. Pp. xxxii + 670; xxii + 759 illus. [Rev. (Vol. 1): (favorably) by Philip Ford in TLS (March 17, 2000), 34; (favorably, with another book) by T. H. Howard-Hill in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America [PBSA], 94 (2000), 309-10.]
Adams, David. Bibliographie des oeuvres de Denis Diderot 1739-1900. Vols. 1-2. Ferney-Voltaire: Centre International d'étude du XVIIIe Siècle, 2000. Pp. 460; 477; illus. [Rev. by Robert L. Dawson in Libraries and Culture, 38 (2003), 79-80; by Jo-Ann McEachern in British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 25 (2002), 267-68.]
Africa, Dorothy. “Book Forensics: The Analysis of Material Evidence Found in Book Conservation.” Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History, 17 (2014), 230-41.
Aguilló Cobo, Mercedes. “La encuadernación y encuadernadores de Madrid: Siglo XVI al XVIII.” El Libro como objeto de arte: Actas del I Congresso Nacional sobre Bibliofilia, Encuardernación artistica, restauracion y Patrimonio Bibliografico, Cadiz, 21-24 abril de 1999. Cadiz: Diputación de Cadiz, Fundación de Cadiz, 1999.
Albert, Neale M. The Neale M. Albert Collection of Miniature Designer Bindings: A Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Grolier Club September 13-November 4, 2006. Photographs by Tom Grill. New York: Grolier Club; Piccolo Press, 2006. Pp. xii + 212; illus. (most color).
Alexandre, J.-L., G. Lanoe, and G. Grand. Reliure de la Bibliothièque municipale de Reims. Turnhout: Brepols, 2009.
Alfonso Jiménez, José Luis. Conocimientos teóricos básicos de encuadernación. Madrid, 1991. Pp. 183.
Alston, R[obin]. C. (ed.) Order and Connexion: Studies in Bibliography and Book History: Selected Papers from the Munby Seminar, Cambridge, July 1994. Rochester, NY, and Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K.; D. S. Brewer; Cambridge, MA: Boydell and Brewer, 1997. Pp. xxii + 202; illus. [The ten essays include Hugh Amory’s “’A Bible and other Books’: Enumerating the Copies in Seventeenth-Century Essex County”; Keith Maslen’s “Samuel Richardson as Printer: Expanding the Canon”; Jo Ann McEachern’s “The Bibliography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract”; and B. J. McMullin’s “The Lingering Death of the Press Figure.”]
Ambroso, Laura. “La Legatura romana del 1700: Una nota.” Culture del testo e del documento, 6 [collective issue no. 18] (Sept.-Dec. 2005), 69-72.
American Antiquarian Society, Michael Papantonio, and others. Early American Bookbindings from the Collection of Michael Papantonio. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1985. Pp. xx + 124; illus. Revised edition: Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1995. Pp. 120. Exhibition catalogue with essays by Nicolas Barker, Marcus McCorison, and others. [Rev. in a review essay (“American Bookbinding through Two Centuries (ca. 1660-1860) in Three Recently Published Books”) in Quaerendo, 17 (1987), 60-75.]
Amert, Kay. "Digital Comparison of Letterforms." Printing History, 23, no. 2 (Fall 2003 ), 21-35; illus.
Amoroso, Laura. "La legatura romana del 1700: Una nota." Culture del testo e del documento, 6, no. 18 (2005).
Amory, Hugh. “The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Concealed Proofs of Fielding’s Juvenal.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 80 (1986), 15-54; appendix with facsimiles with Amory’s annotations.
Amory, Hugh, and David D. Hall (eds.). A History of the Book in America. Vol. I: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press; Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 2000. Pp. xxiv + 638; illus. [Of special relevance here are "Re-inventing the Colonial Book" by Hugh Amory; "The Atlantic World, Part 2: Printers' Supplies and Capitalization" by John Bidwell; "The Book in the Middle Colonies, 1680-1720" by James N. Green; and "The German- and Dutch-Language Books and Printing" by A. Gregg Roeber.]
André, Louis. Machines à papier: Innovations et transformations de l'industrie papetière en France, 1798-1860. (Recherches, 69.) Paris: École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales, 1996. Pp. 501; graphs; illus.; maps. [Rev. very favorably by F. Barbier in RFHL, 104-05 (1999), 452-54.]
André, Louis. "Une révolution de papier: Le papier et la 'seconde révolution du livre.'" Revue française d'histoire du livre, nos. 106-09 (2000), 219-30. [In a special issue entitled "Les trois révolutions du livre," edited by Frédéric Barbier, containing papers from a 1998 colloque at Lyon/Villeurbanne.]
Annenberg, Maurice. Type Foundries of America and Their Catalogs. Revised and expanded by Stephen O. Saxe. Indexed by Elizabeth K. Lieberman. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll, 1994. 286; appendices; bibliography; illus; index. [First published in 1975. Saxe has added an account of Annenberg and of 73 unrecorded type specimens to Annenberg's list; Saxe adds one additional type founder, Abraham Riggs of New York (appendices 2 and 3); type specimens belonging to NYPL, Smithsonian, and Saxe are also added (appendices 4-6).]
Arbour, Keith. "Additions and Emendations to Pre-1801 Entries in Thomas J. Holmes's Bibliographies of the Mathers." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 94 (2000), 81-130; bibliographical descriptions; plates.
Arbour, Keith. "Papermaking in New England before 1675? A Document and a Challenge." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 96 (2002), 351-79. [The document "Notes about New-England--Taken 4 Febry 1674/5 by Sr Wm Petty & Dr Taylor from Mr Frost & Mr Bartholemew" includes the note "Paper hath been made in New England"; a transcription of the document appears here so that the claim might be assessed in terms of the entire document.]
Arbour, Keith. “Printings of the Brady-Tate Psalms, Boston, 1762 and 1766.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 92 (1998), 529-33.
Arbour, Keith. "Solomon Stoddard's 'Addition' to The Safety of Appearing (Boston, 1729) and the Attribution of Its Printing, with a Note on 'Reilly 695.'" Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 95 (2001), 340-47; facsimiles; tables. Attributes printing to Samuel Kneeland and Timothy Green on the basis of cast ornaments.]
Arbour, Keith. "Where Was John Davenport's 1669 Massachusetts Election Sermon Printed?" Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 97 (2003), 81-88.
Archivio di Stato di Milano (ed.). Sì carta! Catalogo della mostra, Milano, novembre 2013-febbraio 2014. Milan: Archivio di Stato di Milano, 2013. Pp. xxxii + 142; bibliographical catalogue; illustrations (some in color). [On the occasion of an exhibition, this volume has short contributions by many scholars on the history of paper-making, particularly in the Milan area, including introductory essays such as a historical overview of production (Luciano Stassi [xiv-xx]) and papers on cancellation (Edoardo Rossetti), Squassi paper (Katia Toja), colored and decorative papers (Luciano Sassi [95-100]), and the paper industry of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Nicolò Titolo). Rev. by Alessandro Ledda in L’Almanacco bibliografico, no. 30 (June 2014), 35.]
Arner, Robert D. "The Sources and Significance of Joseph Dumbleton's [poem] 'The Paper Mill': Augustan American Poetics and the Culture of Print in Colonial Williamsburg." Pp. 195-224 in Finding Colonial Americas: Essays Honoring J.A. Leo Lemay. Ed. by Carla Mulford and David S. Shields. Newark: U. of Delaware Press; Cranbury, NJ: Associated U. Presses, 2001.
Arnim, Manfred von. "Beiträge zur Einbandkunde VIII: Ein Wiener Intarsien-Einband, ca. 1812, für Albert von Sachsen-Teschen.” Philobiblon, 34 (1990), 340-43; illus.
Arnim, Manfred von. "Beiträge zur Einbankunde IX: Ein Bologneser Evantail- (Fächer-) Einband, um 1660.” Philobiblon, 35 (1991), 44-47; illus.
Arnim, Manfred von. "Beiträge zur Einbankunde IX: Ein Wappen-Einband Von (Jean?) Padeloup für Maria Leszczynska, ca. 1748." Philobiblon, 33 (1989), 39-40.
Arnim, Manfred von. "Einband von Zessio für eine Gräfin Lichnowska: Paris, um 1815/20.” Philobiblon, 37 (1993), 68-72; illus.
Arnim, Manfred von. "Einband von Staggemeier & Welcher; London, um 1795." Philobiblon, 37 (1993), 175-79.
Arnim, Manfred von. Europäische Einbandkunst aus sechs Jahrhunderten: Beispiele aus der Bibliothek Otto Schäfer, Schweinfurt. [Schweinfurt:] Bibliothek Otto Schäfer, 1992. Pp. xvii + 494;  leaves of plates (some or all in color); indices. [Catalogue of exhibition October 1992-March 1993. Rev. by Helma Schaefer in Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte, 17 (1992), 190-92.]
Arnim, Manfred von. "Klassizistischer Einband von Staggemeier und Welcher, London, um 1795." Philobiblon, 37 (1993), 175-79; 1 of plate.
Arnim, Manfred von. "Die Luxuseinbände zu Goethes Taschenbuch für 1798 und der Fabrikant ihrer Seiden, David Girard in Berlin." Philobiblion, 36 (1992), 361-64; 1 colored plate.
Ash, Nancy, and Shelley Fletcher, with a contribution by Jan Piet Filedt Kok. Watermarks in Rembrandt's Prints. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1998. Pp. 251; illus.
Ashbee, Andrew, Robert Thompson, and Jonathan Wainwright. The Viola da Gamba Society Index of Manuscripts Containing Consort Music. Vol. 2. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. Pp. xvi + 422. [This volume compiles music c. 1590-1739, often copied by the owners, with much attention to handwriting and physical details of the paper. Rev. by Richard Andrewes in Fontes Artis Musicae, 57 (2010), 209-10; by David Pinto in Music and Letters, 90 (2009), 278-80.]
Ashby, Robert F. "The First Editions of The Farmer's Boy ." Book Collector, 41 (1992), 180-87.
Asunción Pastor, Josep. The Complete Book of Papermaking. New York: Lark Books, 2003. Pp. 160; colored illustrations.
Asunción Pastor, Josep. Papermaking: Traditional Techniques and Methods of Production. London: Batsford, 2002. Pp. 160; illus. [Translated into German as Das Papierhandwerk: Tradition, Technik und Projekte (Bern: Haupt, 2003), 160 pp.; 620 illus.]
Axel-Nilsson, Christian. Type Studies: The Norstedt Collection of Matrices in the Typefoundry of the Royal Printing Office: A History and Catalogue. Translated by Roger Tanner. Stockholm: Norstedts Tryckeri, 1983. Pp. 198; catalogue of matrices from 16C-19C; 3 facsimiles of type specimens; illus. [Axel-Nilsson studies a cache of roughly 100,000 matrices now at the Nordiska Museum in Stockholm, most imported into Sweden. Rev. (fav.) in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 81 (1987), 217-18.]
Bachmann, Manfred. “Bucheinbände aus Südwestdeutschen Werkstätten im Fondo Barberini der Biblioteca Vaticana.” Bibliothek und Wissenschaft, 31 (1998), 128-210.
Bain, Heather. “Binding Marvell: Form and Content in Book Arts.” Andrew Marvel Society Newsletter, 5, no. 1 (Summer 2013), open-access posting on the WWW at www.st-andrews/marvellsociety/issue/vol-5-no-1/.
Bain, Peter, and Paul Shaw (curators), and David Pankow (ed.). Blackletter: Type and National Identity. Foreword by Lawrence Mirsky. New York: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences (distributed through New York: Princeton Architectural Press), 1998. Pp. 72; illus. [Includes essays by Philipp T. Bertheau, et al., on German Gothic type. Published in conjunction with an exhibition, curated by Bain and Shaw, at the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York. Also issued in Nos. 38/39 of Printing History (Vol. 19, no. 2 and Vol. 20, no. 1), with the subtitle "A Catalogue of the Exhibition March 3 to May 2, 1998 . . . ." (pp. 80; index). Rev. by Eric Kindel in the Winter 1998/1999 Printing History Society Bulletin (46: 11-12).]
Baines, Phil, and Andrew Haslam. Type and Typography. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2002. Pp. 192; appendices (as of type designers); colored illus.; glossary; index. [Textbook without a historical focus, with chapters are on definition, function, form, manufacture & design, and structure. Rev. by James Mosley in Journal of the Printing History Society, n.s. 8 (2005), 58-59.]
Baker, Cathleen A. From Hand to the Machine: Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums: Technologies, Materials, and Conservation. Ann Arbor, MI: Legacy Press, 2010. Pp. xiv + 389; 500+ illustrations. [A groundbreaking study of artistry and techniques, explaining why some papers are good and others bad. Rev. by Laurel Davis in RBM, 13, no. 1 (2012), 64-66; (favorably) by Randy Silverman in SHARP News, 20, no. 4 (Autumn 2011), 8.]
Baker, William. "Recent Work in Bibliography." Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography, n.s. 5 (1991), 126-55. [The annotations to entries contain good summaries and analyses. Baker later continued such surveys in Year’s Work in English Studies.]
Baldacchini, Lorenzo. “Alla ricerca di copertine tipografiche del Settecento: Dalla raccolta Bertarelli alle bibliotech.” Pp. 289-300 in Testo e immagine nell’editoria del Settecento: Atti del Convegno Internationale, Roma, 26-28 febbraio 2007. (Biblioteca di “Paratesto,” 4.) Edited by Marco Santoro and Valentina Sestini Rome: Fabrizio Serra, 2008.
Balston, J[ohn]. N. The Elder James Whatman, England's Greatest Paper Maker: A Study of Eighteenth-Century Papermaking Technology and Its Effect on a Critical Phase in the History of English White Paper Manufacture. 2 vols. West Farleigh, Kent: J. N. Balston, 1992. Pp.  + xvii + 362 + 15 plates;  + xvii + 300 + 11 plates; appendices; bibliography; frt.; illus.; indices; maps (2 folding); and tables. Rev. (favorably; with another book) in an unsigned rev. article ("The Great Whatman," presumably by journal editor Nicolas Barker) in The Book Collector, 42 (1993), 161-84.]
Balston, John. The Whatmans and Wove Paper, Its Invention, and Development in the West. West Farleigh, Kent, U.K.: J. N. Balston, 1998. Pp. xliv + 333; illus. [Complements Balston's two-volume The Elder James Whatman, England's Greatest Paper Maker (1992). Rev. by John Bidwell in PBSA, 93 (1999), 419-25.]
Barber, Giles. The James A. de Rothschild Bequest at Waddesdon Manor, The National Trust: Printed Books and Bookbindings. 2 vols. Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury: Rothschild Foundation, 2013. Pp. 512; 513-1161; catalogue; illustrations (including 96 full-page color plates of bindings); index (in Vol. 1). [Some listings give “Printed Books” at the head of the title, ending the title with “Trust” (title as given is that on the cover). Based on work started by Graham Pollard (in 1961) and taken over by Barber after Pollard’s death in 1976. The library catalogued in volume 2 involves roughly 800 books collected by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898), builder of Waddesdon Manor; about two-thirds of the books are eighteenth-century French imprints. The catalogue offers collation, provenance, and notes on the authors and titles, plus much information on the book’s binding, often illustrated. Volume 1 contains a series of essays on Baron Rothschild and his collecting but also on nineteenth-century French bookbinding, the focus of Barber’s interest in the volume (covering tools, technique, stylistic developments, and the organization of the trade). Rev. by David Pearson (favorably) in Library & Information History, 30 (2014), 62-63.]
Barbier, Frédéric, Annie Parent-Charon, François Dupuigrenet Desroussilles, Claude Jolly, and Dominique Varry (eds.). Le Livre et l'historien: Études offertes en l'honneur du Professeur Henri-Jean Martin. (Histoire et civilisation du livre, VI: 24.) Geneva: Droz, 1997. Pp. xvii + 817 + ; index. [Some of the 22 essays, particularly in the second part, on "l'Ancien régime typographique," concerns the physical book, such as Michel Pastoureau's "La couleur en noir et blanc (XVe-XVIIIe siècles)" (197-214); François Lesure's "L'édition musicale en France au XVIIIe siècle: État des questions" (229-34); and Isabelle de Conihout's "Les reliures de Marin Cureau de la Chambre et l'atelier 'Rocolet'" (235-58). Most essays involve the history of publishing. Rev. (fav.; with a good overview of the contents) by Robert L. Dawson in Libraries and Culture, 33 (1998), 212-14; (with another book) by Yann Sordet in Bulletin du bibliophile (2002), 193-95.]
Barbieri, Edoardo. "Marcas de fuego." La Bibliofilía, 105 (2003), 249-58; illus. [Mainly ownership branding marks on leaf-edges.]
Barbieri, Edoardo (ed.). Comites latentes: Per gli ottanta anni di Francesco Malaguzzi. Vercelli: Gallo Arti Grafiche, 2010. Pp. 197. [Festschrift with 16 essays to a distinguished expert on Italian bookbinding.]
Barchas, Janine. "Grandison's Grandeur as Printed Book: A Look at the Eighteenth-Century Novel's Quest for Status." Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 14 (2001/2002), 673-714.
Barchas, Janine. Graphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 2003. Pp. xvi + 296; bibliography; illus.; index. [Focuses on what graphic design lends to novels of the first half of the century, such as Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Sir Charles Grandison, Clarissa, and Sarah Fielding’s David Simple. Includes a chapter “The Frontispiece: Cultural Authority and the Author Portrait” (19-59” and another on the title-page (60-91).Reissued by Cambridge in paperback in 2008. Rev. by Barbara M. Benedict in Libraries and Culture, 39 (2004), 475-77; (fav. with reservations) by Catherine Diller in SHARP News, 13, no. 3 (Summer 2004), 5; by Tim Erwin in 1650-1850, 13 (2006), 362-66; (fav. with reservations) by Thomas Keymer in TLS (12 Dec. 2003), 30; by Paul Korshin in Library, 7th ser., 6 (2005), 95-97; by Richard Quintance in Word & Image, 20 (2004), 85-86.]
[Barker, Nicolas?] "Decorated Paper and the Art of Marbling. [unsigned review essay]." Book Collector, 41 (1992), 305-06, 309-10, 313-14, 317-19.
Barker, Nicolas. Form and Meaning in the History of the Book: Selected Essays. London: British Library, 2003. Pp. xiii + 514; illus.; index; map. [Reprints 40 essays, published 1940-2001, most from The Book Collector, arranged into such fields as "Books and Texts," "Bookselling," "Libraries," and "Typography and Early Printing." Rev. (with another book) by Thomas Adams in Book Collector, 53 (2004), 307-08; by John Feather in English Historical Review, 119 (2004), 223-24; by Alexander Gillespie in SHARP News, 14, no. 3 (Summer 2005), 5-6; (with another book) by Anthony Hobson in Library, 7th ser., 5 (2004), 73-75; by Michael Levine-Clark in Libraries and Culture, 39 (2004), 94-95; by Derek Pearsall in Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History, 8 (2005), 269-71; by Colin Steele in Biblionews, 28 (2003), 152-53; by Germain Warkentin in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, 41, no. 2 (Fall 2003), 71-74; (with another book) by H. R. Woudhuysen in TLS (May 16, 2003), 28.]
Barker, Nicolas. The Future of Typographical Studies. (Hanes Lecture, 10.) Chapel Hill, NC: Hanes Foundation, Rare Book Collection, U. of North Carolina Library, 1996. Pp. 28. [Reviewed by T. H. Howard-Hill in PBSA, 91 (1997), 437.]
[Barker, Nicolas?] "The Great Whatman” [unsigned review essay, treating Balston's The Elder James Whatman and anr. book]. Book Collector, 42 (1993), 161-64, 167-70, 173-76 178-80 182-84.]
Barker, Nicolas. “Letters and the Binding.” Book Collector, 59 (2010), 339-40, 342, 344-46, 349-50, 352.
[Barker, Nicolas.] "Making Type" [review essay]. Book Collector, 55 (2006), 171-99 [pagination discontinuous due to advertisements]; bibliography [198-99]. [Issue's title-page wrongly indicates "56, no. 2."]
Barker, Nicolas. “The Morphology of the Page.” Pp. 248-67 in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain. Vol. 5: 1695-1830. Ed. by Michael F. Suarez and Michael L. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 2009.
Barker, Nicolas. “The Old English Letter Foundries.” Pp. 602-19 of The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain. Vol. 4: 1557-1695. Edited by John Barnard, D. F. McKenzie, and Maureen Bell. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 2002. Pp. xxvii + 891; 32 plates; illustrations; indices; statistical appendices.
Barker, Nicolas (ed.). Pleasures of Bibliophily: Fifty Years of The Book Collector: An Anthology. Foreword by A. S. G. Edwards. London: British Library; New Castle: Oak Knoll, 2003. Pp. 320; 50 illus. [Rev. by Robert Dawson in Libraries and Culture, 40 (2005), 194-97; by John Feather in Journal of the Printing Historical Society, n.s. 6 (2003), 58-59; (with another book) by Anthony Hobson in Library, 7th ser., 5 (2004), 73-75; by David Pearson in SHARP News, 14, nos. 1-2 (2005), 10; by James Raven in Book Collector, 53 (2004), 309-10; by Colin Steele in Biblionews, 28 (2003), 152-53; (with another book) by H. R. Woudhuysen in TLS (May 16, 2003), 28.]
Barker, Nicolas. “The Renaissance Typographic Revolution.” [review essay of two books by Hendrik D. L. Verliet]. Book Collector, 60 (2011), 11-12, 15-18, 21-24.
Barker, Nicolas. “Type and Graphic Design.” Book Collector, 61 (2012), 159-60, 163-66, 169-70.
[Barker, Nicolas.] "Type Specimens." Book Collector, 55 (2006), 487-508 [discontinuous]. [Review essay of André Jammes and Isabelle Jammmes's Collection des specimens de caracters, 1517-2004 (2006).]
Barker, Nicolas. “Typographic Studies.” Pp. 83-98 of The Book Encompassed: Studies in Twentieth-Century Bibliography. Edited by Peter Davison.Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1992. Rept. in paperback: Winchester: St. Paul’s Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll, 1998. Pp. xvi + 315; index
Barlow, Derek. On the Transition from Book Labels to Book Plates amongst the Circulating Libraries and the Booksellers in Later Eighteenth-Century Newcastle-on-Tyne. Oldham: Incline Press, 2002. Pp. 14 + 1 leave of plates; maps.
Barnard, John. “Dryden’s Virgil (1697): Gatherings and Politics.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 109 (2015), 131-39; appendix with collational formula and sequence of gatherings printed.
Barnard, John. "The Large- and Small-Paper Copies of Dryden's The Works of Virgil (1697): Jacob Tonson's Investment and Profits and the Example of Paradise Lost (1688)." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 92 (1998), 259-71.
Barnard, John. "The 1665 York and London Editions of Marvell’s The Character of Holland.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 81 (1987), 459-64.
Barnard, John, D. F. McKenzie, and Maureen Bell (eds.). The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain. Vol. 4: 1557-1695. Project editors, David McKitterick, D. F. McKenzie, and Ian Williston. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 2002. Pp. xxvii + 891 +  plates; illus.; indices; statistical appendices. [After John Bernard's Introduction (1-26), the book is divided into sections on Religion and Politics; Oral and Scribal Culture; Literature of the Learned, Literary Canons; Vernacular Traditions; The Business of Print and the Space of Reading; Beyond London: Production, Distribution, Reception; Disruption and Restructuring: The Late Seventeenth-Century Book Trade"; and "Statistical Appendices." Most of the 38 chapters by diverse experts falling into these divisions relate to the Restoration period: Ian Green and Kate Peters on "Religious Publishing in England 1640-1695" (67-93), [then switching to the section “Oral Cultures and Scribal Culture”:} Harold Love on "Oral and Scribal Texts in Early Modern England" (97-121) Mary Chan on "Music Books" (127-37); [switching to “Literature of the Learned”:] Julian Roberts on "The Latin Trade" (141-73), Graham Parry on "Patronage and Printing of Learned Works for the Author" (174-88), David McKitterick on "University Printing at Oxford and Cambridge" (189-205), Nicolas Barker on scholarly editing and historical scholarship (206-227), Laurence Words on "Maps and Atlases" (228-45), Michael G. Brennan on "Literature of Travel" (246-73), Adrian Johns on scientific books (274-303), Elisabeth Leedham-Green and David McKitterick on “Ownership: Private and Public Libraries” (323-38), James P. Carley on “Monastic Collections and their Dispersal” (339-47); [switching to “Literary Canons”:] John Pitcher on "Literature, the Playhouse, and the Public" (351-75), Joad Raymond on Milton (376-87), Paul Hammond on "The Restoration Poetic and Dramatic Canon" (388-409), Nigel Smith on "Non-Conformist Voices and Books" (410-30), Maureen Bell on “Women Writing and Women Written” (431-52); [switching to the section “Vernacular Tradition”] B. J. McMullin on "The Bible Trade" (455-73), J. H. Baker on legal literature (474-503), R. C. Simmons on "ABCs, Almanacs, Ballads, Chapbooks, Popular Piety and Textbooks" (504-13), Lynette Hunter on "Books for Daily Life: Household, Husbandry, Behaviour" (514-32), Carolyn Nelson and Matthew Seccombe on “The Creation of the Periodical Press 1620-1695 (533-50); [switching to “The Business of Print and the Space of Reading”:] D. F. McKenzie on "Printing and Publishing 1557-1700: Constraints on the London Book Trades" (553-67), James Raven on the latter's “Economic Context” (568-82), John Bidwell on "French Paper in English Books" (583-601), Nicolas Barker on “The Old English Letter Foundries” (602-19), Mirjam Foot on "Bookbinding" (620-31), Maureen Bell’s introduction to a group of five articles: "Mise-en-page, Illustration, and Expressive Form" (632-35), and then five articles on the typography of editions or types of editions (in fact, not a unified exemplification as presumably intended): Randall Anderson’s “The Rhetoric of Paratext in Early Printed Books” (636-44; illustrations), Peter Campbell’s “The Typography of Hobbes’s Leviathan” (645-47), Nicolas Barker’s “The Polyglot Bible” (648-51), Harold Love’s “The Look of News: Popish Plot Narratives 1678-80” (652-56), and T. A. Birrell on "Sir Roger L'Estrange: The Journalism of Orality" (657-62); [switching to “Beyond London: Production, Distribution, Reception”] John Barnard and Maureen Bell on “The English Provinces” [provincial booktrade] (665-86), Jonquil Bevan’s “Scotland” (687-700), Robert Welch on the book in Ireland “to the battle of the Boyne” (701-18), Philip Henry Jones on “Wales” (719-34), P. G. Hoftijzer on “British Books Abroad: The Continent” (735-43), Hugh Amory on "British Books Abroad: The American Colonies" (744-52); [switching to the final section, “Disruption and Restructuring: The Late Seventeenth-Century Book Trade, which includes only one essay:] Michael Treadwell on "The Stationers and the Printing Acts at the End of the Seventeenth Century" (755-76). There follow the substantial appendices including nine statistical tables by John Bernard and Maureen Bell, such as "Annual Book Production 1475-1700" and "Annual Totals 1475-1700" (779-785), "Quaker Publications 1652-1700" (790), "Analysis of Published Items in 1676" (791), "Anonymous Printing: 1644, 1676 and 1688," and "Freeman in the Provincial Book Trade" (793). Thereafter is appended D. F. McKenzie's "Survey of Printing Presses 1668" (794-96), and C. Y. Ferdinand's "Apprentices Bound in the Stationers' Company and What Became of Them 1557-1700" (797-802). The volume concludes with a list of abbreviations, bibliography (807-56), index, and 32 pages of plates. Rev. in a review essay ("Bibliographical Scholarship and the History of the Book") by David L. Gants in Huntington Library Quarterly, 67 (2004), 473-79; by Anita Guerrini in Restoration, 27, no. 2 (Fall 2003), 68-69; by T. H. Howard-Hill in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 98 (2004), 97-104; by Peter Hinds in Journal of the Printing Historical Society, n.s. 7 (2004), 71-73; by David H. Stam in Albion, 36 (2004), 307-08; by H. R. Woudhuysen in TLS (10 Oct. 2003), 12-13.]
Barth, Marilyn. "Exploring the Books Arts through One Fine Copy of The Castle of Otranto." Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1 (2001), 287-310; facs.; illus. [Barth lectures around the Smithsonian Institution's copy of a "sixth-edition" printed by Bodoni in Parma, 1791, with a fore-edge painting.]
Bartram, Alan. Five Hundred Years of Book Design. London: British Library, 2001. Pp. 192; illus. (including 169 pages of plates). [Rev. (fav) by Caroline Archer in Journal of the Printing History Society, n.s. 4 (2002), 63-64; (fav.) by Ruari McLean in Book Collector, 51 (2002), 586-87; (fav.) by Bernard Roberts in Matrix, 22 (2002), 178-80. McLean notes that Bartram's focus is equally on design failures and that he treats John Baskerville's presswork. Rev. by Caroline Archer in Journal of the Printing History Society, n.s. 4 (2002), 63-64.]
Bartram, Alan. Typeforms: A History. London: British Library; New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2007 [or 2008--published December 2007]. Pp. 128; illustrations. [Successor to Bartram and James Sutton’s The Atlas of Typeforms (1968), illustrations; 75 different types in their original metal forms. Briefly noted iin SHARP News, 17, no. 1 (Winter 2008), 14.]
Barth, Marilyn. “Exploring the Book Arts through One Fine Copy of The Castle of Otranto.” Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1 (2001), 287-310; bibliography; illustrations. [A discussion of the edition printed by G. B. Bodoni in Parma for James Edwards of London, 1791, with an illustration discussion of physical features of the copy of this edition owned by the Smithsonian Library, Washington, DC (such as its fore-edge painting and “Etruscan” binding.]
Bas Martín, Nicolás. "Muestrarios de letras de la imprenta valenciana del siglo XVIII." Pp. 327-40 in Vol. 1 of La memoria de los libros: Estudios sobre la historia del escrito y de la lectura en Europa y América. (Serie major, Instituto de Historia del Libro y de la Lectura, 4-5.) Ed. by Pedro M. Cátedra, María Luisa López-Vidriero, and Maria Isabel de Páiz Hernández. 2 vols. Salamanca: Instituto de Historia del Libro y de la Lectura, 2004. Pp. 917 + 813; illustrations.
Basbanes, Nicholas A. On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Pp. 430; bibliography; illus. (many); index.
Baudin, Fernand. From Mechanical to Cybernetic Exercises. (Typophiles Monograph, n.s., 14.) New York: Typophiles, 1997. Pp. 18. [Lectured delivered to Typophiles, Sept. 1995.]
Baurmeister, Ursula. "The Recording of Marks of Provenance in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Other French Libraries." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 91 (1997), 525-38; 3 of plates; 5 of tables.
Bayntun-Coward, Edward (comp.). George Bayntun, Catalogue 7; _____ 8; _____, 9; _____ 10, _____ 11. Bath: George Bayntun [Antiquarian Bookdealer, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JW], 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003. Pp.  including 15 of plates (some in color); color frontispiece;  +  colored plates on inside covers, with 35 illustrations (including many colored plates);  +  colored plates on inside covers, with 38 plates (many in color);  +  colored plates on inside covers, with 39 plates (many in color);  +  colored plates on inside covers, with c. 44 plates (some in color). Bayntun-Coward's catalogues offer illustrated accounts of fine bindings, many of which involve autographed and/or presentation copies; the eighteenth-century period is his particular expertise. [The catalogues of this firm, as those for Maggs Bros., Sokol and a few others antiquarian dealers (sometimes Bernard Quaritch and Stuart Bennett), are always noteworthy as resources for typography and binding.]
Beal, Peter. A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology, 1450-2000. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008 [reprinted in paperback, 2009]. Pp. 457; 96 illus. [Rev. by A. S. G. Edwards in Book Collector, 57 (2008), 626-27; by Arnold Hunt in Library, 7th ser., 10 (2009), 211-13; by Elizabeth New in Journal of British Studies, 48 (2009), 497-98; Andrew Zurcher in TLS (8 August 2008), 29.]
Bearman, Frederick A., Nati H. Krivatsky, and J. Franklin Mowery. Fine and Historic Bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Ed. by Rachel Dogget. Intro. by Anthony Hobson. Photographs by Julie Ainsworth. Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1992. Pp. 271; bibliography [263-66]; illus.; indices. [Rev. by Mirjam Foot in Library Quarterly, 64 (1994), 91-95; (favorably) by Margaret Gross in Library Journal, 117, no. 17 (Oct. 15, 1992), 66; by D. A. Harrop in The New Bookbinder, 13 (1993), 85-86; by David Pearson in Library, 6th ser., 16 (1994), 239-42; by C. Prince in Paper Conservation News (1993), 68; by Jean Toulet in Bulletin du bibliophile (1993), 222-25; (brief notice) in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 86 (1992), 101-02.]
Bee, Robert. “The Importance of Preserving Paper-based Artifacts in a Digital Age.” Library Quarterly, 78 (2008), 179-95.
Beelen, Hans, with Egbert Koolman (eds.). 50 niederländische Drucke des 15.-18. Jahrhunderts: Eine Ausstellung der Landesbibliothek Oldenburg. (Schriften der Landesbibliothek Oldenburg, 24.) Oldenburg, Germany: Holzberg, 1991. Pp. 39; exhibition catalogue; 8 illustrations. [Rev. by R. Breugelmans in Quaerendo, 23 (1993), 227-28.]
Belanger, Terry , and Peter Herdrich. The Anatomy of a Book. [Part] I: Format in the Handpress Period. New York: Viking Productions, 1991. VHS videotape (30 minutes); transcript and glossary of terms. [Produced to aid instruction. Rev. (fav.) by Sidney E. Berger in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 86 (1992), 95-98.]
Belhoste, Jean-François. “Du papier pour les livres: Tentative de bilan pour le XVIIIe siècle.” Histoire et civilisation du livre, 7 (2011), 11-31.