5. Codicology and Book History

  • Alexander, J. J. G., Medieval Illuminators and their Methods of Work (New Haven, CT, 1992). Restricted Access: 98VSR.B. Ask Enquiries.
  • Beach, A. I. (ed.), Manuscripts and Monastic Culture: Religious Reform and Intellectual Life in Twelfth-Century Germany, Medieval Church Studies 13 (Turnhout, 2006). MHBF.K. Proceedings of the Admont Conference.
  • Beach, A. I., Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria, Studies in Palaeography and Codicology (Cambridge, 2004).
  • Bennett, H. S., English Books and Readers, 1475 to 1557: Being a Study in the History of the Book Trade from Caxon to the Incorporation of the Stationers’ Company (2nd edn, Cambridge, 1969). ZC3ea.E.
  • Bennett, H. S., English Books and Readers, 1558–1603: Being a Study in the History of the Book Trade in the Reign of Elizabeth I (Cambridge, 1965). ZC3ea.F.
  • Bennett, H. S., English Books and Readers, 1603 to 1640: Being a Study in the History of the Book Trade in the Reigns of James I and Charles I (Cambridge, 1970). ZC3ea.H.
  • Bettley, J. (ed.), The Art of the Book: From Medieval Manuscript to Graphic Novel (London, 2001).
  • Bracken, J. K., and J. Silver (eds), The British Literary Book Trade, 1475–1700, Dictionary of Literary Biography 170 (Detroit, 1996). ZC3ea1.
  • Brown, M. P., Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon Age (London, 2007).
  • Brown, M. P., and S. McKendrick (ed.), Illuminating the Book: Makers and Interpreters. Essays in honour of Janet Backhouse (London, 1998). ZC3.B.
  • Brownrigg, L. L. (ed.), Making the Medieval Book: Techniques of Production, Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford, July 1992 (London, 1995). 9ZC3.B: Ask Enquiries.
  • Brownrigg, L. L., and M. Smith (ed.), Interpreting and Collecting the Fragments of Medieval Books (London, 2000).
  • Burnett, C., The Introduction of Arabic Learning into England, The Panizzi Lectures 1996 (London, 1998).
  • Chartier, R. (ed.), The Culture of Print: Power and the Uses of Print in Early Modern Europe, trs. L. G. Cochrane (Cambridge, 1989). VT3.D.
  • Chaytor, H. J., From Script to Print: An Introduction to Medieval Vernacular Literature (Cambridge, 1945). YU.B. On copying and corruption, see pp. 148-52.
  • Claassens, G., and W. Verbeke (eds), Medieval Manuscripts in Transition: Tradition and Creative Recycling, Mediaevalia Lovaniensia, ser. 1, Studia, vol. 36 (Leuven, 2006).
  • de Hamel, C., A History of Illuminated Manuscripts (Oxford, 1986). Oversize: 98VSR Restricted Access.
  • de Hamel, C., Medieval Craftsmen: Scribes and Illuminators (London, 1992). VS.
  • de Hamel, C., The Rothschilds and their Collections of Illuminated Manuscripts (London, 2005). 98VSR Restricted Access.
  • Diringer, D., The Illuminated Book: Its History and Production, rev. with the assistance of R. Regensburger (2nd edn, London, 1967). VSR.
  • Dumville, D. N., English Caroline Script and Monastic History: Studies in Benedictinism, A. D. 950–1030, Studies in Anglo-Saxon History 6 (Woodbridge, 1993). But see also the review by T. A. Heslop in Journal of Theological Studies, 45 (1994), 378-81.
  • Echard, S., Printing the Middle Ages, Material Texts (Philadelphia, PA, 2008). ZC3ea.B.
  • Eliot, S., and J. Rose (eds), A Companion to the History of the Book (Oxford, 2007).
  • Finkelstein, D., and A. M. Cleery (eds), The Book History Reader (London, 2002).
  • Foot, M., The History of Bookbinding as a Mirror of Society, The Panizzi Lectures 1997 (London, 1998). ZCE.
  • Ganz, D. M., ‘Book Production in the Carolingian Empire and the Spread of Caroline Minuscule’, in R. McKitterick (ed.), The New Cambridge Medieval History, vol. 2, c.700–c.900, ed (Cambridge, 1995), pp. 786–808. MB.
  • Ganz, D. M., Corbie in the Carolingian Renaissance, Beihefte der Francia 20 (Sigmaringen, 1990).
  • Gotoff, H. C., The Transmission of the Text of Lucan in the Ninth Century, Loeb Classical Monographs (Cambridge, MA, 1971). XJ.L932. An instructive study in the transmission of a classical text.
  • Grafton, A., and M. Williams, Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea (Cambridge, MA, 2007).
  • Grafton, A., The Footnote: A Curious History (London, 1997).
  • Griffiths, J., and D. Pearsall (eds), Book Production and Publishing in Britain, 1375–1475 (Cambridge, 1989). ZC3ea.B.
  • Hellinga, L., and J. B. Trapp (eds), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. 2, 1400–1557 (Cambridge, 1999). ZC3ea.C.
  • Howard-Hill, T. H., The British Book Trade, 14751890: A Bibliography, 2 vols. (London, 2009).
  • Howsam, L., Old Books and New Histories: An Orientation to Studies in Book and Print Culture (Toronto, 2006).
  • Humphreys, K. W., ‘The Loss of Books in Sixteenth-Century England’, Libri, 36 (1986), 249–58. Journals ZN6. Ask Enquiries.
  • Keefer, S. L., and R. H. Bremmer (eds), Signs on the Edge: Space, Text and Margin in Medieval Manuscripts, Mediaevalia Groningana, New Series 10 (Leuven, 2007).
  • Manion, M. M., and B. J. Muir (eds), The Art of the Book: Its Place in Medieval Worship (Exeter, 1998). VSR.B.
  • Marks, P. M. J., The British Library Guide to Bookbinding: History and Techniques (London, 1998). ZCE3.
  • Marks, R., and N. Morgan, The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting, 1200–1500 (London, 1981). 98VSRea.B. Restricted Access.
  • Morgan, N., and R. Thomson (eds), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. 2, 1100–1400 (Cambridge, 2008). ZC3ea.C. Note especially: P. Robinson, ‘The Format of Books—Books, Booklets and Rolls’ (pp. 41–54); M. B. Parkes, ‘Layout and Presentation of the Text’ (pp. 55–74); R. M. Thomson, N. Morgan, M. Gullick and N. Hadgraft, ‘Technology of Production of the Manuscript Book’ (pp. 75–109); M. B. Parkes, ‘Handwriting in English Books’ (pp. 110–35); R. M. Thomson, ‘Monastic and Cathedral Book Production’ (pp. 136–67).
  • Mynors, R. A. B., Durham Cathedral Manuscripts to the End of the Twelfth Century (Oxford, 1939).
  • Needham, P., Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings, 400–1600 (New York, 1979). Rare Books 99ZCE.D.
  • Nixon, H. M., Five Centuries of English Bookbinding (London, 1978). ZCEea.
  • Nixon, H. M., and M. M. Foot, The History of Decorated Bookbinding in England, ed. M. M. Foot (Oxford, 1992). 9ZCEea. Ask Enquiries.
  • Pearson, D., Books as History: The Importance of Books Beyond their Texts (London, 2008). ZC3. Mostly concerned with books since the invention of printing in the fifteenth century, but still an excellent introduction to the possibilities and potential of book history: see esp. pp. 21–25.
  • Pearson, D., English Bookbinding Styles, 1450–1800: A Handbook (London, 2005). ZCEea. Ask Enquiries.
  • Polastron, L. X., Books on Fire (London, 2007).
  • Pulsiano, P., ‘Jaunts, Jottings and Jetsam in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts’, Florilegium, 19 (2002), 189–215.
  • Reed, R., Ancient Skins, Parchments and Leathers (London, 1972). ZCGL.
  • Reynolds, L. D., and N. G. Wilson, Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature (2nd edn, Oxford, 1974). XDA.
  • Roberts, C. H., and T. C. Skeat, The Birth of the Codex (2nd edn, London, 1987).
  • Roberts, C. H., Manuscript, Society, and Belief in Early Christian Egypt, Schweich Lectures 1977 (London, 1977). PQF3.A.
  • Robinson, P. R., ‘The “Booklet”: A Self-Contained Unit in Composite Manuscripts’, in A. Gruys and J. P. Gumbert (ed.), Codicologica, vol. 3, Essais typologiques (Leiden, 1980), pp. 46–69. ZNGBM: Ask at Enquiries. Oversize Pamphlet.
  • Rouse, M. A., and R. H. Rouse, Authentic Witnesses: Approaches to Medieval Texts and Manuscripts (Notre Dame 1991).
  • Rouse, M. A., and R. H. Rouse, Manuscripts and their Makers. Commercial Book Producers in Medieval Paris 1200–1500, 2 vols (Turnhout, 2000).
  • Saenger, P., Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading (Stanford, CA, 1997).
  • Sandler, L. F., The Lichtenthal Psalter and the Manuscript Patronage of the Bohun Family, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Art History 38 (London, 2004).
  • Sherman, W. H., Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England (Philadelphia, PA, 2008). ZD3ea.E.
  • Smeyers, M., Flemish Miniatures from the 8th to the mid-16th Century: The Medieval World on Parchment (Turnhout, 1999). Oversize 98VSRjp.B. Restricted Access: Ask at Enquiries.
  • Turner, E. G., The Typology of the Early Codex (Philadelphia, PA, 1978). ZC3.A.
  • Walther, I. F., I. F. Walther and N. Wolf, Codices illustres: The World’s Most Famous Illustrated Manuscripts (Cologne, 2001). Oversize 98VSR. Restricted Access: Ask at Enquiries.
  • Wieck, R. S., Painted Prayers: The Book of Hours in Medieval and Renaissance Art (New York, 1997). Oversize 98VSR.B. Restricted Access: Ask at Enquiries.
  • Williams, J. (ed.), Imaging the Early Medieval Bible, The History of the Book (University Park, PA, 1999). PMV.
  • Winsbury, R., The Roman Book: Books, Publishing and Performance in Classical Rome (London, 2009). ZC3.AL.

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