An international bibliography in the field of book and library history, BHO "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." Published in partnership with the University of St Andrews and the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). It is "the online continuation of the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries (ABHB)," which was initially 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 granted Brill permission to "digitize those 19 ABHB volumes not yet available in digital format and incorporate the electronic records in BHO.". (Updated quarterly)
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