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Re: Medieval bookbinding-Szirmai



Isn't that what Libraries were invented for?  Even if your local public
library can't get afford it they may be able to get it through Interlibrary
Loan.

Mark Arend

At 09:19 AM 9/10/99 -0500, you wrote:
>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
>>
>> 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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