Marks in Books


"In 1984, Roger Stoddard curated
"an exhibition devoted to those mysterious traces left in books by printers,
binders, booksellers, librarians, and collectors." The resulting catalogue,
Marks in Books, Illustrated and Explained, is cherished by curators,
collectors, and scholars for the insight it offers into the making and the use
of books. With sumptuous illustrations and prose at once pithy and polemical,
Stoddard describes the glosses, cancels, catchwords, and signature marks that
shed light on both printer’s craft and author’s art."

Harvard University Press

Image: The Leab Awards

[Thanks Christine!]