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The latest issue of Rare Books Newsletter (91, January 2012) is entirely devoted to reviews of recent books of interest to Special Collections. Find out what librarians, academics and other experts made of publications about manuscripts, early printed books, the historic book trade, bookbindings, a private press and a national library:

Alston, R.C.. Inventory of sale catalogues of named and attributed owners of books sold by retail or auction 1676-1800 Privately printed, 2010.

Brown, G.H., Voigts, L.E. & Pfaff, R.W.. The study of medieval manuscripts of England festschrift in honor of Richard W. Pfaff, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2010.

Brown, I.G. Rax me that buik: highlights from the collections of the National Library of Scotland, Scala, 2010.

De Hamel, C. Bibles: an illustrated history from papyrus to print, Bodleian Library, 2011.

Gillespie, A. & Wakelin, D. The Production of books in England, 1350-1500, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Hanna, R. & Turville-Petre, T. The Wollaton medieval manuscripts: texts, owners and readers, York Medieval Press, 2010.

Marks, P.J.M. Beautiful bookbindings: a thousand years of the bookbinder’s art, British Library, 2011

Miller, J., Spitzmueller, P.J. & Jones, J.W. Books will speak plain: a handbook for identifying and describing historical bindings, The Legacy Press, 2010.

Pearson, D. Books as history: the importance of books beyond their texts Rev ed., British Library, 2011.

Raymond, J. Cheap print in Britain and Ireland to 1660, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Southworth, H. Leonard and Virginia Woolf, the Hogarth Press and the networks of modernism, Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

Wagner, B. & Reed, M. Early printed books as material objects: proceedings of the conference organized by the IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section: Munich, 18-21 August 2009, De Gruyter Saur, 2010.

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