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Provenance research in book history

a handbook

by Pearson, David

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Published by British Library, Oak Knoll Press in London, New Castle, De .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Books -- Great Britain -- Owners" marks -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Library catalogs -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Books -- Owners" marks -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Library catalogs -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDavid Pearson.
    GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
    SeriesThe British Library studies in the history of the book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ994.G7 P43 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 326 :
    Number of Pages326
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15485362M
    ISBN 100712303448, 0712345981, 1884718795, 1884718809
    OCLC/WorldCa40474302

    The front pastedown: the main source of evidence for this vol. By preserving, cataloguing and making available to readers the rare books in Special Collections, the University of St Andrews Library is taking part in the vital work of extending knowledge of unique heritage materials. Relevant to anyone seeking to identify previous owners of books, or trace private libraries, this title will also support the work of all book historians interested in the history of reading or the use of books and in the book as a material object. Most of them are very much in progress. X Hi-Fi [49] — open source [50] — not maintained — kernel v3. There are a number of reasons why painting provenance is important, which mostly also apply to other types of fine art.

    In some cases, such as where there is an inscription on the object, or an account of it in written materials from the same era, an object of study in archaeology or cultural anthropology may have an early provenance — a known history that predates modern research — then a provenience from its modern finding, and finally a continued provenance relating to its Provenance research in book history book and storage or display after the modern acquisition. These records are often of use in helping to establish a chain of provenance. In practice, there are likely to be gaps in the list and documents that are missing or lost. As for the United States, the printed catalogues of the Elizabethan Club at Yale and the Ahmanson-Murphy collection of Aldines in Los Angelesboth admittedly limited, are often worth a look. Pearson illustrated his sessions using examples gleaned from the St Andrews University Library collections which he had selected in an intensive research day in the stacks with Elizabeth Henderson, Rare Books Librarian. Where the research is proceeding backwards, to discover the previous provenance of a painting whose current ownership and location is known, it is important to record the physical details of the painting — style, subject, signature, materials, dimensions, frame, etc.

    Joseph A. Jacques van Meegeren forged the work of his father Han van Meegeren who in his turn had forged the work of Vermeer. The immense quantity of work that has appeared since represents a challenge: how is so much to be gathered together so as to make a handbook that will be sufficiently comprehensive, and yet not overwhelming? The breadth of the early chapters is complemented by the depth of some of the later ones. The term provenience appeared in the s, about a century after provenance.


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Provenance research in book history by Pearson, David Download PDF Ebook

While exacting details of a find's provenience are primarily of use to scientific researchers, most natural history and archaeology museums also make strenuous efforts to record how the items in their collections were acquired.

Thus, several useful references to printed resources in British libraries have been dropped. University of Notre Dame Press Banks, Feb.

B11 The intensive focus on bindings and related topics over these two days was a valuable training experience for Special Collections staff. Where the painting has been bought from a dealer, or changed hands in a private transaction, there may be a bill of sale or sales receipt that provides evidence of provenance.

Evidence of provenance in the more general sense can be of importance in archaeology. There are various manual records of provenance, including accession registers, and sheaf catalogues of inscriptions, bookplates, armorial bindings and illuminated arms.

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It is a beautiful edition, printed in an elegant italic typeface, and adorned with numerous woodcut illustrations throughout. Finkelstein and A. It still has a metre of chain attached to its original binding, once used to fix the valuable book to a lectern for consultation.

The challenges and their implications remain, as the world's libraries decide which books can be as well digitized as kept. A bookplate affixed to the front pastedown and bearing the name of the German Provenance research in book history book Georg Franz Burkhard Klosssuggests that the volume was bought by him sometime in the early 19th century.

On the evening of the 21st, Pearson delivered a well-attended public lecture at Parliament Provenance research in book history book on The Value of Historic Bookbindings: A St Andrews Perspective, which highlighted the uniqueness of the bindings of early printed books and how they can contribute to Provenance research in book history book knowledge of not just the history of a specific book, but also the history of how previous owners or readers encountered texts as they were passed through from hand to hand.

I appreciated all of the exercises, including the homework and hands-on time practicing with books from the Senate House Library collection.

Unfortunately, the identity of this first owner remains elusive, because the clues that could have provided information about him have been removed: two manuscript inscriptions, written in what appears to be early handwriting, are visibly erased from the inside of the front cover.

B in and LL. It is closely modelled on a similar course which has been successfully run at the Rare Book School in Charlottesville. As for the United States, the printed catalogues of the Elizabethan Club at Yale and the Ahmanson-Murphy collection of Aldines in Los Angelesboth admittedly limited, are often worth a look.

By D avid P earson. David Pearson is a leading expert on provenance and historic books. The back of a painting can contain significant provenance information. It is usually extended to include study of the circumstances in which individual copies of books have changed ownership, and of evidence left in books that shows how readers interacted with them.

Bibliography and useful links Provenance research Provenance, or the history of ownership, of individual books and collections is a growing area of research.

Jacques van Meegeren forged the work of his father Han van Meegeren who in his turn had forged the work of Vermeer. The Heinz Library at the National Portrait Gallery, London maintains a similar collection, but restricted to portraits. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.

Finkelstein and A. A documented history of wine cellar conditions is valuable in estimating the quality of an older vintage due to the fragile nature of wine.

Since this handbook was first published ininterest in the book as a material object, and in the ways in which books have been owned, read and used, has burgeoned.

For instance, looking at the books owned by a writer may help to show which works influenced him or her. For example, there are devices available that rest inside the wood case and can be read through the wood by waving a smartphone equipped with a simple app.

The provenience of a find may not be properly represented by the context in which it was found e.provenance research in book history proliferate over the generations, and different branches become established in several localities.

To help overcome this, marks of cadency were devised so that sons added to their father’s arms small charges denoting their relationship within the family.

Provenance Research @ Pitt: Overview

Jun 25,  · This article looks at the and copies of Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica in the British Library and University College London. The texts were examined for provenance information, looking at copy-specific evidence to investigate the ownership history from the sixteenth to Cited by: 7.

Provenance Research in Book History.

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A Handbook. (London): The British Library, (), Second Printing. octavo, maroon cloth in dust jacket. xiv, pp. The British Library, Item # From the dust jacket: "This handbook will provide a basic reference source Provenance research in book history book anyone who is concerned with the provenance of printed books and manuscripts.

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