bibliographical links

Here are some of the links that we find most useful, and which we are pleased to share with our customers.

New links will be continually added, and if you know of a relevant site that is missing from our list, please send details to our links editor.

Also see the links on the ABA site:


Getty Art Resource


Beckford, William

Morris, William.

Oxenham, Elsie J.

The Bible

Bible Search on-line

Bibliography and history of the book

Dan Traister Resources for the history of the book and printing

Jack Lynch

Bibliographical Societies

The Bibliographical Society

Bibliographical Society of America

Bibliographical Society of Canada


American Academy of Bookbinding
Tini Miura, PO Box 1590, Telluride CO 81435. USA. Tel: 001 303 728-3886

Association for the Recording and Reconstruction of Historical Bookbindings

Bookbinding Dictionary

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

Designer Bookbinders - Professional fine bookbinders.
contact: 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, U.K.

The Fine Art of British Bookbinding: An exhibition of the Lilly Library, Indiana University, featuring the work of William Matthews, Gemma O'Connor, John Plummer, Angela James, Arthur Johnson, Edgar Mansfield, and Roger Powell.

Bookselling and Collecting

The Clique

Trussel's Books and Book Collecting


American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers.
contact: 605 N. Stoneman Avenue, #F, Alhambra CA 91801, USA.



Children's Books

Cotsen Children's Library - Princeton University


The Faber Birren Collection of Books on Colour

Color Printing in the Nineteenth Century - University of Delaware Library, Newark


Book Repair - Procedures and Treatments Used for Book Repair and Pamphlet Binding.

Conservation OnLine, Stanford University

Knops Boekrestauratie - Conservation & restoration of books & paper

Preservation of Library & Archival Materials: A Manual - ed.Sherelyn Ogden.

Eighteenth Century

American Society for 18th Century Studies

Lewis Walpole Library

Recent Studies in 18th Century Book History

Selected Readings, the online running bibliography of recent articles and books on
all subjects pertaining the the long eighteenth century across the disciplines.

William Beckford


Ephemera Society of America
contact: Bradley Calvert, PO Box 95, Cazenovia NY 13035. USA. Phone 001 (315) 655-2810

French bibliographical terms

Petit glossaire du bibliophile et de l'amateur de livres.

French bibliographical abbreviations

Latin place names

English to Latin word search tool


RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee

Librarians professional associations

The Library Association (UK) Rare Books Group

Libraries catalogues and databases

British Library


British Library - Map Collection

British Library Newspaper Collection

Bibliotheque Nationale de France - (English version)

BN-OPALE PLUS : ( Interface available in English) Books and inherited periodicals from the beginnings of printing to these days, making up over 6 millions volumes. (François-Mitterrand site /Tolbiac et Richelieu site).

Cambridge University Library

COPAC - UK libraries union catalogue

Folger Shakespeare Library database (HAMNET)

Gabriel, information service for the National Libraries of Europe

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog , a union catalogue of German and other libraries

Library of Congress

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web: - links to numerous book arts, library and archival exhibitions online.

Music Libraries On-Line

National Library of Ireland

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Wales

Repositories of Primary Sources (over 3,600 links)

Science Museum (London)

Library history

British Library Journal

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

Libraries and culture,


Early Manuscripts at Oxford University

Historical Manuscripts Commission (UK)

Stephen R. Reimer, University of Alberta

Manuscripts and Incunabula Collection - Stadt- und Universitaetsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main, Germany


British Library Map Collection

Medical books

Miniature Books


Natural History

Animal, Vegetable and Mineral: Natural History Books by Ten Authors - Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University.

Fishing - Milne Angling Collection

Flora Danica Online - Danish National Library of Science and Medicine

Herbals & Early Gardening Books - the Doris and Marc Patten Collection

Hunt Institute

Papermaking & Watermarks

The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking

Friends of Dard Hunter - papermaking and paper history.

Handmade Paper / Büttenpapier

Archive of Watermark Images -

Digital Catalogue of Watermarks and Type Ornaments Used by William Stansby in the Printing of The Workes of Benjamin Jonson - David L. Gants, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia

The Watermark Archive goes onto the WWW

Repertorium of Papers in Greek Manuscripts in Spanish Libraries

Recent Notices of the Watermark Archive

 Place Names

The Getty Geographic Place Name Project

Place Names Gazetteer

Provenance research

Library History Database


American Printing History Association

Color Printing in the Nineteenth Century: An exhibition of the Department of Special Collections, The University of Delaware

Gutenberg Bible

Handpress - Richard-Gabriel Rummonds

Italian 16th Century Editions - a census

International Bank of Printers' Ornaments

Manutius, Aldux - and his Press - Brigham Young University

Plantin-Moretus Museum

La Preuve par les fleurons? Analyse comparée du matériel ornemental des imprimeurs suisses romands 1775-1785

Printing Historical Society

Renaissance Liturgical Imprints

Rochester Institute of Technology - Library on printing history.

Scottish Book Trade Index - Index of publishers & printers, binders, papermakers, Booksellers &c, upto the mid 19th century.

Serif - a magazine of Type & Typography

Stansby, William. Printers ornaments used by William Stansby, 1615-1617

Weygand, James Lamar.
A collection of pressmarks gathered from America's private presses and from others not so private.

 Resources - general and sites with links


Science Museum (London)