Bibliography ISLAMIC

Binding History (decorative and structural)



Binding history

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Arnold, Sir Thomas and A. Grohmann. The Islamic Book. (London, 1929).

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Bosch, Gulnar K. The Staff of the Scribes and Implements of the Discerning: an excerpt. Ars Orientalis, 4, 1961. pp 1–13.

Bosch, Gulnar K. Medieval Islamic bookbinding: doublures as a dating factor. Proceedings of the 26th Art Congress Or. 1964, 4 (1970). pp. 217–221.

Bosch, Gulnar K., J. Carswell, and G. Petherbridge. Islamic binding and bookmaking. Catalogue, Chicago (1981).

Dimand, M. Handbook of Mubammadan Decorative Arts. New York, 1947.

Eisen, Gustavus A. The Art of Book Covers. International Studio 80 (1924), pp.91-101.

Eisen, Gustavus A. Arabic and Persian Bindings. International Studio 80 (1924). pp. 220–30.

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Ettinghausen, Richard. Near Eastern book covers and their influence on European bindings. A Report on the Exhibition 'History of Bookbinding' at the Baltimore Museum of Art 1957–58. Ars Orientalis, 3 (1959). pp. 113–131.

Fischer, B. Sewing and end bands in Islamic technique. Restaurator, 7 (1986).

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James, Philip B. Persian Lacquered Bookbindings. The Studio, 96 (1928). pp. 118–121.

Levey, M. Mediaeval Arabic Bookmaking and its Relation to Early Chemistry and Pharmacology. American Philosophical Society, 52 (1962). pp. 3–79.

Levey, M, M. Krek and H. Haddad. Some Notes on the Chemical Technology in an Eleventh Century Arabic Work on Bookbinding. Isis, 47 (1956). pp. 239–243.

Michelet, J. A Loan Exhibition of Islamic Bookbindings. The Oriental Department, The Art Institute of Chicago, March–May 1932.

Pedersen, Johannes. The Arabic Book. Translated by Geoffrey French. (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1984).

Raby, J. and Z. Tanindi. Turkish bookbinding in the 15th century. Azimuth editions (1993).

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Bull, W. Rebinding Islamic manuscripts: a new direction. Journal of the Society of Bookbinders, vol. 1, 1987.

Clare, J. and F. Marsh. A dry repair method for Islamic manuscript leaves. The Paper Conservator, vol. 3, 1978.

Jacobs, David. Simple book supports for Islamic manuscripts. British Library Conservation News, 33 (1991).

Jacobs, David and Barbara Rodgers. Developments in the conservation of Islamic manuscripts at the India Office Library. Restaurator, 11 (1991). pp. 110–138.

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Wächter, Otto. The restoration of Persian lacquer bindings. Allgemeiner Anzeiger fur Buchbinctereien 72 (1959). pp. 349–352.


Adams, Charles M. Some notes on the art of marbling paper in the seventeenth century. Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 51 (1947), pp. 411–422.

Baker, Don. Arab paper making. The Paper Conservator, vol. 15, 1991.

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Karabacek, Joseph von. Arab paper. Translated by Don Baker and Suzy Ditmar. (London: Islington Books, 1991).

Loring, Rosamond B. Decorated book papers. Cambridge, Mass., 1942.