Bibliographic Details

Studying early printed books, 1450-1800 : a practical guide / Sarah Werner.

Author / Creator Werner, Sarah, 1969- author.
Edition First edition.
Imprint Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019.
©2019
Description x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Printing -- History.
Books -- History -- 1450-1600.
Books -- History -- 17th century.
Books -- History -- 18th century.
Bibliography -- Methodology.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Bibliography -- Methodology.
Books.
Printing.
History.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11783790
ISBN 9781119049968
1119049962
9781119049975
1119049970
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The first part of the guide will provide an overview of printing a book, first describing the processes of making a book and then considering some of their consequences for the economics of book production. The second part of this guide will give more detailed information on these processes; readers might wish to read both parts simultaneously, moving from overview to detail as needed, or to read the overview and then proceed to details. I explain the technical terms being used as they come up, but there is also a glossary in Appendix 2 that will be of assistance"--
Other form Online version: Werner, Sarah, 1969- author. Studying early printed books, 1450-1800 First edition. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2019 9781119049944
Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Overview
  • Getting Ready to Print
  • At the Press
  • Also at the Press
  • After Printing
  • The Economics of Printing
  • Part 2. Step-by-Step
  • Paper
  • Type
  • Format
  • Printing
  • Corrections and Changes
  • Illustrations
  • Binding
  • Part 3. On the Page
  • Advertisements
  • Alphabet and Abbreviations
  • Blanks
  • Dates
  • Imprint Statements
  • Edition, Impression, Issue, State, Copy
  • Initial Letters
  • Marginal Notes
  • Music
  • Pagination and Foliation
  • Preliminary Leaves
  • Press Figures
  • Printer's Devices
  • Printer's Ornaments
  • Privileges, Approbations, and Imprimaturs
  • Signature Marks
  • Title Pages
  • Volvelles and Movable Figures
  • Part 4. Looking at Books
  • Good Research Habits
  • Handling Books
  • Appearance
  • Contents
  • Page Features
  • Usage
  • Digitization
  • Part 5. The Afterlives of Books
  • Loss Rates
  • Catalog Records
  • Books in Hand
  • Books on Screen
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. Further Reading
  • Appendix 2. Glossary
  • Index