This book, first published in 1931, first examines the many processes that go to the making of a book – paper, printing, illustration and binding – then lists with running commentary 300 or so important works of reference, and an account of the principles and arrangements of bibliographies.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory 2. Papyrus, Parchment, Vellum, Paper 3. Printing and Book-building 4. Landmarks in the History of Printing and Publishing 5. Illustration 6. Binding 7. The Collation of Books 8. The Description of Books 9. Bibliographies: Some Classes and Examples: Primary 10. Bibliographies: Some Classes and Examples: Secondary 11. The Arrangements of Bibliographies