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Re: Medieval bookbinding-Szirmai



Dorothy!

What a wonderful book, and then I saw the price which is not wonderful!
Ouch!  (sniffle, sob, how will I live?)  Any chance of this being a
paperback first?  jansapp@GTE.NET
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From: Dorothy Africa <africa@LAW.HARVARD.EDU>
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Date: Friday, September 10, 1999 7:45 AM
Subject: Medieval bookbinding-Szirmai


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> Out at long last! For those interested in the subject, here is the
>bibliographic info and a summary of the content.  I just got it, haven't
>read it yet, so I can't give any comment on it yet.
>
>  "The Archaeloglosy of Medieval Bookbinding", J.A. Szirmai, Ashgate
>Publishing (UK and Vermont), 1999, i-xvi, 352pp.
>
> Content:
>  Part I The Mediterranean heritage
>       Chap.1  single-quie Coptic codices (Nag Hammadi) 7-13
>       Chap. 2  multi-quire Coptic (15-30)
>             3 late Coptic   (32-43)
>             4 Ethiopian codex 45-50
>             5 Islamic codex   51-60
>             6 Byzantine (includes Greek and Armenian) 62-90
>   Part II Medieval codex in the Western World
>             7 Carolingian (99-137)
>             8 Romanesque  (140-171)
>             9 Gothic      (173-275)
>             10 limp bindings (285-317)
>    Bibliography 320-345. Index 346-352)
>
>   Each chapter covers such things as sewing and board attachment,
>endband treatment, covering, boards, forwarding technique, decoration
>and has a brief introduction. There are numerous diagrams, and a goodly
>number of photos in black and white, but it is not a picture book.
>
>  The address in the US for Ashgate is:
>      Ashgate Publishing Company, Old Post Road, Brookfield, Vermont,
>    05036-9704      tel.  802-276-3162
>
>  I do not know the current price since I prepaid a while back, but it
>is over $100.00.  I fear this will put it out of the reach of many
>people, but I hope those of us who have access to a copy can help out
>those who have trouble locating one.
>
>Dorothy Africa
>
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