Descriptive Bibliography: Winter 2014


Richard Virr




Winter 2014


A practical course on the history, description and care of rare books and antiquarian material. The principles of descriptive bibliography will be presented in the context of book culture. The place of rare book collections in research libraries and the practical administration of a rare book department will be examined.

Required Textbook:

Bland, M. 2010. A guide to early printed books and manuscripts.
Gaskell, P. 1972. A New Introduction to Bibliography.
Bowers, F. 1994. Principles of Bibliographic Description.
Carter, J. 2004. An ABC for Book Collectors, 8th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

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