Posts Tagged ‘manuscripts’

Surrounded by Manuscripts!

June 8, 2012 Leave a comment

A few months ago, we put out a call for manuscripts in our monthly email newsletter, and we were overwhelmed by the response. It is good to be reminded of how many people are still hard at work writing books about books. Since then, we’ve received suggestions for several bibliographies, books on how to do book collecting, printing history of various parts of the world, and more! So keep an eye out for some great new titles to be published in the next few years.

I also wanted to let you know that we are still (always!) looking for more. I am especially interested in seeing more books on topics like bookbinding and papermaking (either history or how-to), as well as typography and book design. So please keep them coming!


eBook Treasures from The British Library

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Have you seen The British Library’s new specialty, “ebook Treasures?” This type of ebook, available for the iPad, iPhone (3GS and 4) and iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generations), allows some of The British Library’s finest, most treasured manuscripts to be viewed in detail right from your handheld device.

Making these manuscripts downloadable and visible even offline, the ebook Treasures contain text, video and audio interpretation to provide a close-up view of manuscripts. Some ebook Treasures now available include The Bedford Hours, Medieval Bestiary (highlights version), and Henry VIII’s Psalter.

Click here for more information about ebook Treasures and for more publications available in this format.