Books and Articles about Rare Books

Definition of Descriptive Bibliography by Terry Belanger

John Carter’s ABC for Book Collectors
The introduction to the book is found at:

Matt Roberts and Don Etherington. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1982 – Rare Book terminology not found in Carter.

The Tanselle Syllabi 2002 – courtesy of the Rare Books School and G. Thomas Tanselle

Michelle P. Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (J. Paul Getty Museum: Malibu and British Library, 1994)   online at British Library

Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK. New Castle : Oak Knoll Press 2001

Baron, Sabrina Alcorn, ed. Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein.  (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book) Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007

Book Collecting and Bibliophilic Groups – a selected list