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Re: [BKARTS] Basic Book Repair Supplies - Bookbinding References in Print

Following Sid Huttner's lead, I browsed a number
of additional online catalogs to get a fix on 
bookbinding literature. Sid's caveat pertains 
here as well, the subject "bookbinding" covers 
diverse interests, a minor part of which are 

WorldCat yields 9,523 records for subject "bookbinding",
including all types of media (8,561 books) and 5,739 in 

Curiously, the British Library Integrated Catalog
yields just 558 titles with subject "bookbinding."

Perhaps second best to privileged access to WorldCat, 
the library at Rochester Institute of Technology 
has a well-organized catalog of 2,289 entries found 
with subject "Bookbinding" plus a host of "see also" 

Not included above is RIT's Cary Collection, which
includes The Bernard C. Middleton Collection of 
Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding. 

"It is one of the finest resources in the world for 
the study of the bookbinding history and practice. 
Presently numbering some 2,000 volumes (and countless 
ephemera), the collection is housed in its own 
reading room within the Cary Graphic Arts Collection. 
Though not yet catalogued, the Middleton Collection 
is fully available to researchers for on-site use, 
while reasonable correspondence inquiries will be 
answered as quickly as possible."

In addition, RIT is a participant in "NY Connect", 
a college/university consortium. A similar search 
for subject "bookbinding" there yields 2,584 listings.

A search of subject "bookbinding" in the Library of 
Congress online catalog yields a long list of titles.
The total count is not apparent.

All these catalogs ordinarily have separate listings for 
different editions and for duplicate copies.

Alan Shalette

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