How to Describe Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Maps, Prints, Atlases, First Editions, Illustrated Books - Glossary in English
When a number of copies of an edition of a book are compared to each other, a bibliographer may set out what he or she considers to be the description of the standard copy of that edition, to which...
A manuscript or book embellished with decorative elements that are typically hand-painted in rich colors and are sometimes gilded. The elements may include initial letters, designs, and/or...
Pictures in the text, on the pages, as opposed to plates that are not paginated.
John Carter explains the illustration processes: "These are of two kinds; (1) the more or less direct product of an artist’s tool (which may be a camera) and (2) photo-reprographic. The...
All the copies of a book printed during one press run. During the handpress period, when type was reset each time a press was used, this term was synonymous with edition.
When used as a noun refers to the publication data located at the base of a title page, usually includes the city of publication, name of the publisher (sometimes the printer), and the year of...
Anything printed during the 15th century, the first century of printing with "moveable type"; from the Latin, meaning "from the cradle"; can also be used in a relative sense to refer to other early...
|Inside or inner margin|
When blank leaves alternate with the printed leaves of a book.
Something that (along with "states") will give you a headache. Technically a change in the first edition that has been determined to have occurred after the date of publication. Thus a "first...