Fakes and frauds

varieties of deception in print and manuscript

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: 9781884718311

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

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These essays throw light on some of the more shadowy areas of book trade history, revealing tricksters, villains - even murderers-who have practiced deception in the written and printed word, from the 12th century to very recent times. This work includes chapters on "The Forgery of Printed Documents" by Nicolas Barker, "Forged Handwriting" by Tom Davis, and "Paper Pirates" by Michael Harris. Aspects of all the great forgers - Wise, Prokosch, Hofmann, and others are covered.

Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries

Author: Department of Special Collections,The Committee of Rare Books and Manuscripts of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402002373

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 660

View: 8131

The Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries records articles of scholarly value that relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic, social and cultural environment involved in their production, distribution, conservation and description.

Lives in print

biography and the book trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st century

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris,Giles Mandelbrote

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Books for Sale

The Advertising and Promotion of Print Since the Fifteenth Century

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris,Giles Mandelbrote

Publisher: British Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 191

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"Study of book history focused on the promotion and advertising of printed materials. Part of Publishing Pathways series. Collection of 8 essays that look at the advertising and marketing techniques of booksellers and publishers from the 15th to the 20th century in the western world"--Library of Congress.

The London book trade

topographies of print in the metropolis from the sixteenth century

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris,Giles Mandelbrote

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 5054

London as a center for business and culture provided the essential focus for the development of the English book trade. In physically constricted urban spaces, printing, bookselling and all the associated activities were organized in intricate topographical patterns. How this worked on the ground provides the central theme of the volume, containing essays by specialists in a variety of fields. Several chapters explore the communities of printers and booksellers around St. Paul's Cathedral and its neighborhood in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Other topics range across the areas of London associated with the print trade, and with French emigres in the book trade, to the output of private presses in the London suburbs in the nineteenth century.

Music and the book trade

from the sixteenth to the twentieth century

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris,Giles Mandelbrote

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 7082

"Study of book history focused on the relationship between printed music and other forms of print. Part of Publishing Pathways series. Collection of 8 essays that look at the production, publication, and distribution of printed music from the 16th to the20th century in the western world"--Provided by publisher.

A millennium of the book

production, design & illustration in manuscript & print, 900-1900

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 5198

Property of a Gentleman

The Formation, Organisation and Dispersal of the Private Library 1620-1920

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9780906795996

Category: Book collecting

Page: 164

View: 2516

Against the law

crime, sharp practice, and the control of print

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris,Giles Mandelbrote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 4911

Medicine, Mortality and the Book Trade

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book collecting

Page: 158

View: 2945

Leading scholars from different specialities provide glimpses of the interaction betwen science, medicine and the culture of print, and reveal the medical hazards that constantly threatened the health and safety of London printers from the 15th to the 19th century.

Owners, annotators and the signs of reading

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris,Giles Mandelbrote,British Library

Publisher: Oak Knoll ; London : British Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 231

View: 1000

Reading, and the manifold signs of reading, have become one of the most dynamic areas of research in book history. The reader as consumer and owner, as well as participant in the construction of new meanings, is the subject of these original essays. Specialists in literature, art history and book history investigate the annotations, marginal marks, extra-illustration and other forms of evidence left by readers. Through an examination of the book as a physical object, the contributors provide a range of intriguing insights into the ways in which this internalised and ephemeral activity can be understood in the context of book-trade history.

Fairs, markets and the itinerant book trade

Author: Robin Myers,Antiquarian Booksellers' Association

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 564

"From the Frankfurt book fairs in the sixteenth century to the Farringdon Road barrows in the twentieth, fairs and markets have played a crucial role in the circulation of books. Travelling pedlars, hawkers and chapmen have also acted as intermediaries in distributing printed material beyond the reach of conventional bookshops, while itinerant printers caused problems of control for the authorities." "In this volume, leading book historians investigate the presence of the book trade in the streets and public spaces of Britain and continental Europe. The essays range across geographical as well as chronological frontiers to follow the movement of books, ideas and people."--BOOK JACKET.

Books on the move

tracking copies through collections and the book trade

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris,Giles Mandelbrote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 164

View: 8508

A genius for letters

booksellers and bookselling from the 16th to the 20th century

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: 9781884718168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 1065

The Stationers' Company and the book trade, 1550-1990

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: 9781884718458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 8898

For more than 400 years, the Stationers' Company has been a focus for the conduct of the print and book trade. Booksellers, stationers, printers, binders, other producers, and dealers united with a common purpose to protect their trade interests and to exert control in such matters as the number of master printers. In recent years, as the Company's archives have been opened up to researchers and as new evidence has come to light from other sources, the relationship of the Stationers' Company to the book trade as a whole has been shown to be more complex than had been previously imagined. The Stationers' Company, in all its aspects, is shown to be central to any study of book trade history in Britain.

Antiquaries, book collectors, and the circles of learning

Author: Robin Myers,Michael Harris

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: 9781884718243

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 165

View: 9082

This newest collection of essays include those by David Pearson on "Scholars and bibliophiles: book collectors in Oxford, 1550-1650, " Mirjam M. Foot on "Scholar-collectors and their bindings, " Robin Myers on "Dr. Andrew Coltee Ducarel (1713-1785); pioneer of Anglo-Norman studies, " and other leading scholars in bibliography

Books about Books

A History and Bibliography of Oak Knoll Press, 1978-2008

Author: Robert D. Fleck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Publishers'

Page: 232

View: 1529

"Written to mark Oak Knoll Press's thirtieth anniversary, Books about Books is a comprehensive history and bibliography of the press, from its beginning in 1978 through the fall of 2008. Bob Fleck, founder, owner, and president of the Press, tells the story of his adventures in publishing. Bob decided to leave the field of chemical engineering in 1976 to start Oak Knoll Books, an antiquarian bookseller specializing in books about books. Two years later, he started publishing in the same field, beginning with a reprint of Bigmore and Wyman's A Bibliography of Printing. Oak Knoll Press has operated out of several buildings and under several publishing directors, but in the thirty years of its existence, it has developed a reputation for excellence in the field of books about books. The Press has published 320 books to date and is still going strong." "The book begins with a fifty-page history of the press, which is well illustrated with more than fifty images. The history is followed by the bibliography, which lists 320 books in order of publication. Each entry includes the author, title, edition, and a brief physical description, as well as a paragraph describing the contents of the book. Any subsequent reprints are also listed. The bibliography includes about twenty full-page images of Oak Knoll Press publications. Books about Books is sure to be a useful tool for all of those wishing to expand their Oak Knoll Press collection or understand individual titles in the context of the whole."--BOOK JACKET.

Print Quarterly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prints

Page: N.A

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