Further Reading

Regla, y establecimientos nueuos de la Orden, y Caualleria del Glorioso Apostol Santiago
Regla, y establecimientos nueuos de la Orden, y Caualleria del Glorioso Apostol Santiago

If you would like to read more about the history of the book, including the history of printing, binding, paper making, watermarking, and more, the books, articles, and web resources below provide an excellent starting point.

The students in HIST 3468 conducted extensive research while working on this exhibit, and found the background in these sources essential as they drafted their texts. 

Primary Texts from the Collection in English Translation

Apuleius, Lucius. The Golden Ass. Translated by William Adlington. 1566. Translated version as reprinted from the edition of 1639 available from: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1666/1666-h/1666-h.htm

Charles I. “Online Books by King Charles I of England.” The Online Books Page. Available from: https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Charles%20I%2c%20King%20of%20England%2c%201600%2d1649

Cicero. Letters to Friends. Vol. I.  Edited and translated by D. R. Shackleton Bailey. Harvard University Press, 2001.

Daniel, Gabriel. A Voyage to the World of Cartesius. Thomas Bennet, 1692. In the digital collection Early English Books Online, available from: https://name.umdl.umich.edu/a36424.0001.001

De Bury, Richard. The Love of Books: the Philobiblon. Translated by Ernest Chester Thomas. Cologne, 1473. Available from: https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Love_of_Books:_the_Philobiblon_of_Richard_de_Bury/Preface

“Propositions made by Parliament and Charles I’s Answer.” Online Library of Liberty. Available from: https://oll.libertyfund.org/pages/1642-propositions-made-by-parliament-and-charles-i-s-answer

Primary Sources

Ege, Otto F. “Manuscripts of the Middle Ages.” The American Magazine of Art 23, no. 5 (1931): 375–80. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23936514

Secondary Sources

Allison, Robert W. “Watermarks, Paper and Paper Making.” Archive of Watermarks and Papers in Greek Manuscripts. February 2001. Available from: https://abacus.bates.edu/wmarchive/Information.html

Alvarez, Pablo. “Book History in Spain: A Case History.” Beyond the Reading Room: University of Michigan Library Blog. September 2015. Available from: https://blogs.lib.umich.edu/beyond-reading-room/book-history-spain-case-study

Bolman, Elizabeth S. “De coloribus: The Meanings of Color in Beatus Manuscripts.” Gesta 38, no. 1 (1999): 22-34.

Bonnet-Bidaud, Jean-Marc, Françoise Praderie, and Dr Susan Whitfield. “The Dunhuang Chinese Sky: A Comprehensive Study Of The Oldest Known Star Atlas.” International Dunhuang Programme. (2009). Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20140402021617/http://idp.bl.uk/education/astronomy_researchers/index.a4d

Brantley, Jessica. “The Prehistory of the Book.” PMLA 124, no. 2 (2009): 632–39. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25614307.

British Association of Paper. “History of Papermaking in the UK.” Available from: https://baph.org.uk/resources/paper-history/history-of-papermaking-in-the-uk/

British Museum. Catalog of Books Printed in the XVth Century Now in the British Museum. British Museum, London, 1908. Available from: https://books.google.com/books?id=ae9EAQAAIAAJ

Bunch Auctions. “Early Printing: Incunable, Uncunable, and Post-Incunabula.” Available from: https://www.bunchauctions.com/single-post/2018/02/08/early-printing-incunable-uncunable-and-post-incunabula

Calder, Natalie. “Literacy and Print in Modern Germany and England.” Medieval Forum blog. August 2015. Available from: https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/medievalforum/2015/08/19/literacy-and-print-in-early-modern-germany-and-england/

Campbell, Yvette and Barbara McCormack. “Cataloguing the St. Canice’s Cathedral Library Collection at Maynooth University.” An Leabharlann 26, no. 1 (March 2017): 16-20. Available from: https://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/8111/1/An_Leabharlann_26_1_Article_3.pdf

Carter, John and Nicolas Barker. ABC for Book Collectors. Oak Knoll Press and the British Library, 2006. Available from: https://ilab.org/assets/documents/articles/documentation_center_files_29_2_20abc_20forbookcollectors_20bob_20fleck.pdf

Cartwright, Mark. “The Printing Revolution in Renaissance Europe.” World History Encyclopedia. 2020. Available from: https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1632/the-printing-revolution-in-renaissance-europe/

“Concilium Mexicanum Provinciale III Celebratum Mexici Anno MDLXXXV.” Law Book Exchange. Available from: https://www.lawbookexchange.com/pages/books/72548/pedro-moya-de-contreras-pedro-moya-y-contreras/concilium-mexicanum-provinciale-iii-celebratum-mexici-anno-mdlxxxv

Cruickshank, Don William. “Literature and the Book Trade in Golden Age Spain.” The Modern Language Review 4, no. 73, (October 1978): 799-824.

---. “Some aspects of Spanish Book-Production in the Golden Age.” A paper read before the Bibliographical Society on 15 April 1975. Available from: https://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra-visor/some-aspects-of-spanish-bookproduction-in-the-golden-age--0/html/ada6170d-bffe-4215-9314-f249a166d579_9.html

Davis, Lisa Fagin. "The Beauvais Missal: Otto Ege’s Scattered Leaves and Digital Surrogacy." Florilegium: The Journal of the Canadian Society of Medievalists, no. 33 (2016): 143-166.

Easton, Phoebe Jane. Marbling: A History and a Bibliography. Dawson’s Book Shop, 1983.

Edwards, Mark U., Jr. Printing, Propaganda, and Martin Luther. University of California Press, 1994. 

Europeana. “How Manuscript Circulation in the Middle Ages Influenced Production.” Europeana blog. Available from: https://www.europeana.eu/en/blog/how-manuscript-circulation-in-the-middle-ages-influenced-production

Eskelson, Tyrel C. “States, Institutions, and Literacy Rates in Early-Modern Western Europe.” Journal of Education and Learning 10, no. 2 (March 3, 2021): 109. https://doi.org/10.5539/jel.v10n2p109.

Feijoo, Luis Iglesias. “‘Tiempos Recios: La Aprobación de Libros en la España del Siglo de Oro.” Boletín de la Biblioteca de Menéndez Pelayo 93-94 (2017-2018): 31-92. Available from: https://publicaciones.sociedadmenendezpelayo.es/BBMP/article/view/560/487

Getty Museum. “The Making of a Medieval Book.” Getty Museum Exhibition. 2020. https://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/making/.

Gillespie, Alexandra. “Bookbinding and Early Printing in England.” In A Companion to the Early Printed Book in Britain, 1476-1558, edited by Vincent Gillespie and Susan Powell, 75–94. Boydell & Brewer, 2014. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7722/j.ctt3fgngz.14.

Grendler, Paul F. The Universities of the Italian Renaissance. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

Haraszti, Zoltán. “Medieval Manuscripts.” The Catholic Historical Review 14, no. 2 (1928): 237–47. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25012519.

Harvey, Miles. The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime. Random House, 2000.

Holsinger, Bruce. “Of Pigs and Parchment: Medieval Studies and the Coming of the Animal.” PMLA 124, no. 2 (2009): 616–23. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25614305.

Horvat, Marian T. “A Deeper Look at the Palm Tree.” Tradition in Action. Available from: https://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/f049_Palm.htm

Houston, Keith. The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time. W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

Houston, Rab. “Literacy and Society in the West, 1500-1850.” Social History 8, no. 3 (1983): 269–93. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4285275

Jackson, H. J. Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books. Yale University Press, 2001.

Jimenez, Robert T. “The History of Reading and the Uses of Literacy in Colonial Mexico.” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Center for the Study of Reading, Technical Report No. 494. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED315724

Kabir, Syed Rafid. “Who Invented the Printing Press? Johannes Gutenberg’s Gift to the World.” History Cooperative. Available from: https://historycooperative.org/who-invented-the-printing-press/

Keenan, James P. Bookplates - The Art of This Century: An Introduction to Contemporary Marks of Ownership. Cambridge Bookplate, 2013.

Killacky, Madeleine S. “Why so Many Medieval Manuscripts Feature Doodles—and What They Reveal.” The Conversation. October 6, 2022. https://theconversation.com/why-so-many-medieval-manuscripts-feature-doodles-and-what-they-reveal-190114.

Kwakkel, Erik. Books Before Print. ARC Humanities Press, 2018.

“Leather Binding: Terminology and Techniques.” Biblio Book Collecting Guide. Available from: https://biblio.co.uk/book-collecting/care-preservation/leather-binding-terminology-and-techniques/

Lera, Javier San José. “Contornos de la Hagiografía Barroca: el San Antonio de Padua de Mateo Alemán en Edición Reciente.” Criticón 125 (2015): 163-173. Available from: https://journals.openedition.org/criticon/2279

Lesso, Rosie. “What Is the Book of Kells?” The Collector. 2022. Available from: https://www.thecollector.com/what-is-the-book-of-kells/

Library of Congress. “Fifteenth Century.” Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books exhibit. Available from: https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/heavenlycraft/heavenly-15th.html

Lule, Jack. “History of Books.” In Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication. Flatworld Press, 2012.

Marston, Thomas E. “A Note on the Printing of Incunabula.” The Yale University Library Gazette 39, no. 2 (October 1964): 80-83.

McQuillen, John T. “Fifteenth-Century Book Networks: Scribes, Illuminators, Binders, and the Introduction of Print.” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 107, no. 4 (2013): 495–515. https://doi.org/10.1086/680831.

Melo, Maria João, Paula Nabais, Maria Guimarães, Rita Araújo, Rita Castro, Maria Conceição Oliveira, and Isabella Whitworth. “Organic Dyes in Illuminated Manuscripts: A Unique Cultural and Historic Record.” Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 374, no. 2082 (2016): 1–20.

Michigan State University. History of Binding. Digital Exhibit. Available from: https://lib.msu.edu/exhibits/historyofbinding

Middleton, Bernard C. and Richard J. Wolfe. The Whole Art of Bookbinding. The Whole Process of Marbling Paper. W. Thomas Taylor, 1987.

Muller, Leonie. “Understanding Paper: Structures, Watermarks, and a Conservator’s Passion.” Harvard Art Museums. Available from: https://harvardartmuseums.org/article/understanding-paper-structures-watermarks-and-a-conservator-s-passion

Museum of Modern Art. “Woodcut.” Art Terms. Available from: https://www.moma.org/collection/terms/woodcut

National Diet Library. “Incunabula: Dawn of Western Printing.” NDL Digital Exhibit. Available from: https://www.ndl.go.jp/incunabula/e/index.html

Palladino, Pia. “A Cistercian Breviary Illuminated by Niccolò Di Ser Sozzo: A New Addition to the History of Sienese Manuscript Painting.” Yale University Library Gazette 81, no. 1-2 (2006): 57–77.

Partington, G. and A. Smyth. Book Destruction From the Medieval to the Contemporary. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Rajagopalan, Angela Herren. Portraying the Aztec Past : The Codices Boturini, Azcatitlan, and Aubin. University of Texas Press, 2019.

Ramirez, Martha Elena Romero. “Mexican Bookbinding in the 16th Century.” UNAM UK: An Introduction to the History of Bibliology in Mexico Lecture Series. Available from: https://youtu.be/AL5_iwYwmG8?si=ffcS0hQYmXWMkqB9

Rennicks, Rich. “The History of Vellum and Parchment.” The New Antiquarian: The Blog of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. Available from: https://www.abaa.org/blog/post/the-history-of-vellum-and-parchment

Rudy, Kathryn M. “The Modular Method.” In Piety in Pieces: How Medieval Readers Customized Their Manuscripts, 15–58. Open Book Publishers, 2016. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1g04zd3.6.

Santa Clara University Library. “History of Printing Technology.” Available from: https://libguides.scu.edu/c.php?g=897729&p=6471387#s-lg-box-20690647

Scully, Michael. "The Digital Incunabula: The Future of Storytelling in the Digital Age." PhD diss., Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, 2018. Available from https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI10749063

Selwood, Dominic. “The British and Reading: A Short History.” BookBrunch. Available from https://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/page/free-article/the-british-and-reading-a-short-history

Sigala, Alison. “Illumination and Rubrication.” Herberger Institute School of Art Book Arts-Course Hub. Available from: https://www.green-coursehub.com/research-blog/illumination-and-rubrication 

Stein, Wendy A. “The Book of Hours: A Medieval Bestseller.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Available from: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/hour/hd_hour.htm

Texas General Land Office. “Making it Official-Stamped Paper in Mexican Texas.” December 2015. Available from: https://medium.com/save-texas-history/making-it-official-stamped-paper-in-mexican-texas-9334a4b0bf12

Tofiño-Quesada, Ignacio. “Censorship and Book Production in Spain During the Age of the Incunabula.” CiberLetras: Revista de Crítica Literaria y de Cultura, no. 6 (2002). Available from: https://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/v06/tofino.html

University of Adelaide Library. “Cover to Cover: Marbled Endpapers.” Available from: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/special/exhibitions/cover-to-cover/marbled-endpapers/ 

University of Iowa. The Atlas of Early Printing. Available from: https://atlas.lib.uiowa.edu/

University of New Mexico Library. “History of Books and Printing; Latin America.” Available from: https://libguides.unm.edu/book-history/latin-america

Valente, A.J. “Changes in Print Paper During the 19th Century.” Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference 13 (2010): 209-214.

Vaughan, Mary Kay. “Primary Education and Literacy in Nineteenth-Century Mexico: Research Trends, 1968-1988.” Latin American Research Review, 25, no. 1 (1990): 31-66. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2503559

Werner, Sarah. Studying Early Printed Books 1450-1800: A Practical Guide. John Wiley & Sons, 2018.

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. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.

Wright, Thomas. “Wilde the Doodle Dandy: A Scholarly Doodle.” The Wildean, no. 47 (2015): 65–89. https://www.jstor.org/stable/48569058

Ziereis, Christian. “The Art of Initials: When Letters Become Images.” Ziereis Facsimiles. Available from: https://www.facsimiles.com/worlds-of-wisdom/of-art-and-history/the-art-of-initials-when-letters-become-images