5. Codicology and Book History
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Haven, CT, 1992). Restricted Access: 98VSR.B. Ask Enquiries.
- Avrin, L., Scribes, Script and Books (London, 1991).
- Barret, S., D. Stutzmann, G. Vogeler (eds), Ruling the Script in the Middle Ages: Formal Aspects of Written Communication (Books, Charters, and Inscriptions), Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy, vol. 35 (Turnhout, 2016).
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and Intellectual Life in Twelfth-Century Germany, Medieval Church Studies
13 (Turnhout, 2006). MHBF.K. Proceedings of the Admont Conference.
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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,
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in the History of the Book Trade in the Reigns of James I and Charles I (Cambridge,
- 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).
- Brown, M. P., ‘The Triumph of the Codex: The Manuscript Book before 1100’, in S. Eliot and J. Rose (eds), A Companion to the History of the Book, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 48 (Oxford, 2007), pp. 179–93.
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- 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).
- Clanchy, M. T., ‘Parchment and Paper: Manuscript Culture 1100–1500’, in S. Eliot and J. Rose (eds), A Companion to the History of the Book, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 48 (Oxford, 2007), pp. 194–206.
- Cribiore, R. (ed.), Writing, Teachers and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt, American Studies in Papyrology 36 (Ann Arbor, MI, 1996). Examines how the skill of writing was taught, and how it was learned. Important Background.
- Crick, J., and A. Walsham (eds), The Uses of Script and Print, 1300–1700 (Cambridge, 2003).
- Dane, Joseph, What Is a Book? The Study of Early Printed Books (Notre Dame, IN, 2012).
- 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,
- Finkelstein, D., and A. M. Cleery (eds), The Book History Reader (London,
- 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).
- Greetham, D., ‘Textual Scholarship’, in S. Eliot and J. Rose (eds), A Companion to the History of the Book, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 48 (Oxford, 2007), pp. 21–32.
- Griffiths, J., and D. Pearsall (eds), Book Production and Publishing
in Britain, 1375–1475 (Cambridge, 1989). ZC3ea.B.
- Hanna, R., Introducing English Medieval Book History: Manuscripts, their Producers and their Readers, Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies (Liverpool, 2014).
- Harthan, J., Books of Hours and their Owners (London, 1977).
- 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, 1475–1890: 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).
- Kwakkel, E., R. McKitterick and R. Thomson, Turning Over a New Leaf: Change and Development in the Medieval Book (Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2012). Available as an open access book. Comprises three essays: R. McKitterick, ‘Glossaries and Other Innovations in Carolingian Book Production’ (pp. 21–76); E. Kwakkel, ‘Biting, Kissing and the Treatment of Feet: The Transitional Script of the Long Twelfth Century’ (pp. 79–125); R. Thomson, ‘The Place of Germany in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance: Monks, Scriptoria and Libraries’ (pp. 127–63).
- 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.
- McKitterick, R. (ed.), The Uses of Literacy in Early Medieval Europe (Cambridge, 1990).
- 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,
- 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.
- Pearson, D., English Bookbinding Styles, 1450–1800:
A Handbook (London, 2005).
ZCEea. Ask Enquiries.
- Polastron, L. X., Books on Fire (London, 2007).
- Pratt, K., B. Besamusca, M. Meyer, and A. Putter with the assistance of H. Morcos (eds), The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript: Text Collections from a European Perspective (Göttingen, 2017). Available from the publishers as an Open Access E-Book.
- 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). Collected essays.
- Rouse, M. A., and R. H. Rouse, Manuscripts and their Makers. Commercial Book Producers in Medieval Paris 1200–1500, 2 vols (Turnhout, 2000).
- Russell, D. W., ‘Admiring Ambivalence: On Paul Meyer’s Anglo-Norman Scholarship’, in T. Fenster and C. P. Collette (eds), The French of Medieval England: Essays in Honour of Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 241–56. Discusses nineteenth-century editorial policy in respect of Anglo-Norman texts, and how this continues to influence modern academic thinking.
- 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).
- Shailor, B. A., The Medieval Book (Toronto, 1988).
- Sherman, W. H., Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance
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.
- Smith, L. J., Masters of the Sacred Page (Notre Dame, IN, 2003).
- Tonry, K., Agency and Intention in English Print, 1476–1526, Texts and Transitions (Turnhout, 2016).
- Turner, E. G., The Typology of the Early Codex (Philadelphia, PA, 1978). ZC3.A.
- Wakelin, D., Scribal Correction and Literary Craft: English Manuscripts 1375–1510, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature (Cambridge, 2014).
- 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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