This handbook surveys the different kinds of ownership evidence to be found in books and brings together a wide range of information and bibliographical references to provenance research. Features of this text include: a list of mottoes used by owners in the 16th and 17th centuries; details of donors' registers for historic libraries; a survey of published and unpublished provenance indexes for libraries in Britain and North America; a list of major bookplate collections; and notes on collections of booksellers' catalogues (particularly of the 18th and 19th centuries which have no existing bibliography).
Author: David Pearson
Publisher: London : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press
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