Readings

This page is a quick reference for all course readings, some hosted locally, most linked externally. If you discover a broken link, please notify me immediately.

Robson, Eleanor. The Clay Tablet Book in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Roemer, Cornelia. The Papyrus Roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Edgren, J.S.. The Book Beyond the West: China, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Kornicki, Peter. The Book Beyond the West: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Weedon, Alex. The Uses of Quantification, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Febvre, Lucien, and Henri-Jean Martin. The Book: Its Visual Appearance, The Broadview Reader in Book History. Toronto: Broadview Pres, 2015

Howsam, Leslie. The Study of Book History, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Suarez, Michael F., S.J.. Book History from Descriptive Bibliographies, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Stoicheff, Peter. Materials and Meanings, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Bode, Katherine, and Roger Osborne. Book History from the Archival Record, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Shep, Sydney. Books in Global Perspectives, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Ezell, Margaret J.M.. Handwriting and the Book, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

McKerrow, Ronald B.. Introductory," "The Making of a Printed Book," & "The Printed Books and its Parts, An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962 [1927]

Johns, Adrian. The Coming of Print to Europe, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Raven, James. The Industrial Revolution of the Book, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Doyle, Arthur Conan. A Scandal in Bohemia, The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes. Secaucus: Castle, 1976

Fern, Fanny. Introduction" and "Chapter 1--Chapter 28, Ruth Hall. New York: Penguin Classics, 1997

Fern, Fanny. Chapter 29--Chapter 65, Ruth Hall. New York: Penguin Classics, 1997

McKerrow, Ronald B.. More about Imposition," "The Early Printing Press," & "Changes in the Technique of Printing, An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962 [1927]

Fern, Fanny. Chapter 66--Chapter 90, Ruth Hall. New York: Penguin Classics, 1997

McKerrow, Ronald B.. Changes in the Technique of Printing" & "Some Subsidiary Matters, An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962 [1927]

Lovecraft, H.P. Under the Pyramids, Weird Tales. New York: Vol. 4, No. 2, 1924

McKerrow, Ronald B.. A Note on Paper" & "The Decoration of Books, An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962 [1927]

Sloan, Robin. Help Wanted" through "Empires, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. New York: Picador, 2012

Sloan, Robin. The Strangest Clerk in 500 Years" through "The Rebel Alliance, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. New York: Picador, 2012

Sloan, Robin. Pop-up" through "A Really Big Gun, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. New York: Picador, 2012

Sloan, Robin. Little Bits of Metal" through "Epilogue, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. New York: Picador, 2012

Gleick, James. After the Flood, The Information: A History, a Theory, A Flood. New York: Vintage, 2011