Editor: Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews
Book History Online (BHO) is the international bibliography in the field of book and library history. It provides a comprehensive survey of all scholarly publications written from a historical perspective. Included are monographs, articles and reviews dealing with the history of the printed book, its arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, its economic, social and cultural environment, as well as its production, distribution, preservation and description.
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BHO contains bibliographic information on topics such as papermaking, bookbinding, book illustration, type design, typefounding, bibliophily, book collecting, libraries and individuals. It is the online continuation of the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries (ABHB).
BHO is the online continuation of the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries (ABHB), edited by Hendrik D.L. Vervliet under the auspices of the Committee on Rare Books and Manuscripts of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Springer Science+Business media has kindly granted us permission to digitize those 19 ABHB volumes not yet available in digital format and incorporate the electronic records in BHO, allowing us to fill the gap that existed for the period 1973-1990. Information about the printed edition of ABHB can be found here.