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".
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, design, and placement, demonstrating an increasing use of the colophon as an advertisement of the... Continue Reading →
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 Armstrong's article "Books in a Virtual World: The evolution of the e-book and its lexicon",... Continue Reading →
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 or imprint, thanking and praising the patron, bragging, blaming, apologizing, entreating, praying and much more that... Continue Reading →
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 stating the title of the work, who made it, when it was made, how it... Continue Reading →