Provenance Research in Book History. A Handbook.

(London): The British Library, (1995),

Second Printing. octavo, maroon cloth in dust jacket. xiv, 326pp. The British Library, Item #29577

From the dust jacket: "This handbook will provide a basic reference source for anyone who is concerned with the provenance of printed books and manuscripts. More specifically, its aim is to help researchers who are either (a) attempting to identify previous owners from inscriptions, bookplates, binding stamps or other marks in particular books; or (b) trying to trace the present whereabouts or prior existence of books once owned by a particular individual. It should also be of relevance to anyone interested in book ownership - those who are studying it as a branch of historical bibliography, those who are pursuing the history of reading, and those who wish to trace the circulation of particular texts by identifying the people who once owned them." Illustrated. With the bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club. As new, clean copy, jacket not clipped.

Price: $45.00