Tag: rare books

A Descriptive Bibliography: Panorganon, Or A Universal Instrument

A descriptive bibliography of William Leybourn’s 1672 book Panorganon; Or A Universal Instrument. Evaluating the book’s physical makeup, creators, condition, and history.

Issues in Cataloging Rare Books

Rare book cataloging backlogs create an uneven level of access. I argue it causes problems for physical and digitized collections. Past literature and methods developed to reduce the backlog are discussed.

Bibliographic Research: History & Books

Bibliographic research of “A second voyage round the world, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775. By James Cook, esq., commander of His Majesty’s bark the Resolution… Drawn up from authentic papers …” The project demonstrates description, analysis and in-depth research required of rare book bibliographers.

Precious Little Things: Miniatures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Research project and exhibition catalog utilizing collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 12 objects selected (including 2 rare books!) from different departments, miniatures as precious objects researched and explained, a catalog designed in InDesign, end product: digital book. Cited 175 annotated references, included descriptions for 17 items.

Book Evaluation: Descriptive Bibliography, The Hermit (1727)

The first English-language Robinsonade to achieve sales of any note, the Hermit (attributed to Peter Longueville, 1727), is explored in detail in this descriptive bibliographical report. A keystone of LIS practice in rare books, descriptive bibliography is, as Terry Belanger notes, “indispensable” (1977). The report will be presented in poster format, with high-resolution color illustrations.

Digital Exhibition of Armenian Books

My project is a short Google Presentation of a digital exhibition I created showcasing Armenian books, both manuscript and printed, found in special collections in New York City….

Linked Incunables

Linked Incunables is a scholarly tool that provides geospatial referencing for works from the incunabular period (ca. 1455-1501) of early European printing by converting catalog information from the New York Public Library’s Rare Book Division into linked data format.