Skip to Content
You are here:Home/Resources/ Highlights from the Collections/ Bookbindings: “Of Making Many Books There Is No End”/ Further Reading

Further Reading

A selection of resources for those who would like to explore further.

Allen, Sue. Victorian Bookbindings: A Pictorial Survey. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.

British Library. “Database of Bookbindings.”

Callery, Bernadette G., and Elizabeth A. Mosimann. The Tradition of Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century: Catalogue of an Exhibition, 12 November 1979 to 15 February 1980. Pittsburgh: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1979.

Cloonan, Michèle Valerie. Early Bindings in Paper: A Brief History of European Hand-Made Paper-Covered Books with a Multilingual Glossary. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991.

Foot, Mirjam. The History of Bookbinding as a Mirror of Society. The Panizzi lectures, 1997. London: British Library, 1998.

Foot, Mirjam. Eloquent Witnesses: Bookbindings and Their History; A Volume of Essays Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Phiroze Randeria. London: Bibliographical Society; New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2004.

Greenfield, Jane. ABC of Bookbinding: A Unique Glossary with over 700 Illustrations for Collectors & Librarians. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 1998.

James, Elizabeth. “An Insight into the Management of Railway Bookstalls in the Eighteen Fifties.” Publishing History 10 (1981): 65–69.

King, Edmund M. B. 2003. Victorian Decorated Trade Bindings, 1830–1880: A Descriptive Bibliography. London: British Library; New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press.

Marks, P. J. M. The British Library Guide to Bookbinding: History and Techniques. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Martin, Henri-Jean. “The Bibliothèque Bleue.” Publishing History 3 (1978): 70–102.

Pearson, David. For the Love of the Binding: Studies in Bookbinding History Presented to Mirjam Foot. London: British Library; New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2000.

———. Books as History: The Importance of Books beyond Their Texts. London: British Library; New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2008.

Roberts, Matt, and Don Etherington. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982. [available online]

R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company. A Rod for the Back of the Binder: Some Considerations of Binding with Reference to the Ideals of the Lakeside Press. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1928.

Sachs, Paul J. “Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.” Official Register of Harvard University: Issue Containing the Report of the President of Harvard College and Reports for Departments for 1943–1944 (1947): 366–69. [available online]

Walker, Edward, and Paul S. Koda. The Art of Book-Binding: Its Rise and Progress; Including a Descriptive Account of the New York Book-Bindery. The Oak Knoll series on the history of the book. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 1984.

Wolfe, Richard J. Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns; With Special Reference to the Relationship of Marbling to Bookbinding in Europe and the Western World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.