Category Archives: Colophon

A bookmark for colophons

Mooney, Linne, Simon Horobin, and Estelle Stubbs. Late Medieval English Scribes <http://www.medievalscribes .com>, ISBN 978-0-9557876-6-9, [25 December 2012]. Here is a useful tool for using colophons to identify scribes by the style of their “hands”.

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Ads In Books: 1884? Try 960-1279, Sung China!

Ads In Books: 1884. In 1973 in an article in The Library Quarterly and in her 1979 dissertation, Mingshen Pan (or Ming-Sun Poon) concludes from her examination of books during the Sung period that the colophon gradually changed in form, content, … Continue reading

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Ebook Timeline Updated: 20140201

Ebook Timeline Updated – 20140201 Here’s a previously missed infographic for the evolution of the book – a bit skeletal but with the elegance of the format. And while we are at it, let’s add some bibliographic and webographic “evolution” entries: Chris … Continue reading

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The Left-over “i”

The colophon – that last page at the end of a manuscript or book – has served so many purposes such as giving the title of the work, identifying the scribe or printer, naming the place and date of completion … Continue reading

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A bookmark for the end of the book? | Colophons & copyrights: Delight in the details « Felt & Wire

See on www.feltandwire.com On her blog “Felt & Wire,” Alyson Kuhn shares her foray into the origins of the word “colophon.” In ancient Greece, Ionia to be precise, the city Colophon stood on a summit.   The colophon,  the final page … Continue reading

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