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Co-published with The Bodleian Library, this thoroughly revised and expanded edition includes a new introductory section, over 200 new color illustrations, updated bibliographies and extended international coverage of libraries and online resources.

A standard reference work since it's first publication in 1994, this handbook covers the history and understanding of inscriptions, bookplates, ink and binding stamps, mottoes and heraldry, and describes how to identify owners and track down books from particular collections via library and sale catalogues. Each section features an evaluated bibliography listing further sources, both online and in print. Illustrated examples of the many kinds of ownership evidence which can be found in books are also shown throughout.

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