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  1. Catalogues: 6 items
    1. Guide to the John Rylands Special Collections

      Webpage  Up to date, detailed information about JRUL's Special Collections

    2. A guide to special collections of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester - Hodgson, John, John Rylands University Library of Manchester 1999

      Book 

    3. Catalogue of books and manuscripts: 2: Italian 16th century books - Mortimer, R., Harvard College Library 1974

      Book 

  2. General reference: 7 items
    1. The book history reader - Finkelstein, David, McCleery, Alistair 2002

      Book  Includes excerpts from the key works on book history excellent introduction to the field

    2. The Cambridge history of the book in Britain: Vol. 3: 1400-1557 c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Despite the obvious British focus, excellent for methodology and manuscript and early print culture

    3. The Cambridge history of the book in Britain: Vol.3: 1400-1557 - Hellinga, Lotte, Trapp, J. B. 1999

      Book  Despite the obvious British focus, excellent for methodology and manuscript and early print culture

    4. The Cambridge history of the book in Britain: Vol. 4: 1557-1695 c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Despite the obvious British focus, excellent for methodology and manuscript and early print culture

    5. The Cambridge history of the book in Britain: Vol.4: 1557-1695 - Barnard, John, McKenzie, D. F. 2002

      Book  Despite the obvious British focus, excellent for methodology and manuscript and early print culture

    6. Writers and readers in medieval Italy: studies in the history of written culture - Petrucci, Armando, Radding, Charles M. 1995

      Book 

  3. Book history and textual studies: 18 items
    1. A new introduction to bibliography - Gaskell, Philip 1995

      Book 

    2. A new introduction to bibliography - Gaskell, Philip 1972

      Book 

    3. Bibliography and the sociology of texts - McKenzie, D. F. c1986

      Book 

    4. The culture of print: power and the uses of print in early modern Europe - Boureau, Alain, Chartier, Roger c1989

      Book 

    5. New perspectives on historical writing - Burke, Peter 2000

      Book 

    6. The coming of the book: the impact of printing, 1450-1800 - Febvre, Lucien Paul Victor, Martin, Henri Jean, Gerard, David E., Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey 1997

      Book 

    7. Provenance research in book history: a handbook - Pearson, David, British Library 1994

      Book 

    8. What was the History of the Book? The giants of the field revisit the discipline in a series of articles: 8 items
      1. The Order of Books revisited - Roger Chartier 2007

        Article 

      2. The iconic page in manuscript, print, and digital culture - Bornstein, George, Tinkle, Theresa Lynn c1998

        Book 

      3. Sensations of the Page - Michael Camille

        Chapter 

      4. A History of reading in the West - Chartier, Roger, Cavallo, Guglielmo 1999

        Book 

  4. Paratext: 8 items
    1. Paratexts: thresholds of interpretation - Genette, Gérard 1997

      Book 

    2. Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio e il paratesto: le edizioni rinascimentali delle tre corone - Santoro, Marco, Marino, Michele Carlo, Pacioni, Marco 2006

      Book 

    3. Reviews - Guyda Armstrong 2007

      Article  See pp. 144-45 for review of Marco Santoro, Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio e il paratesto: Le edizioni rinascimentali delle 'tre corone' (Rome: Edizioni dellAteneo, 2006)

    4. The title-page: its early development, 1460-1510 - Smith, Margaret M. 2000

      Book 

    5. I dintorni del testo: Vol.1 2005

      Book  Vast volumes of conference proceedings which contain some interesting articles on early printing and theory of paratext

    6. I dintorni del testo: Vol.2 2005

      Book  Vast volumes of conference proceedings which contain some interesting articles on early printing and theory of paratext

    7. Reviews - Guyda Armstrong 2007

      Article  See pp. 141-44 for review of I dintorni del testo: Approcci alle periferie del libro. Ed. by Marco Santoro and Maria Gioia Tavoni. Rome: Edizioni dell’Ateneo, 2005

  5. Dante (Manuscript production) 9 items
    1. Dante: contemporary perspectives - Iannucci, Amilcare A. c1997

      Book 

    2. Dante for the new millennium - Barolini, Teodolinda, Storey, Wayne, , 2003

      Book 

    3. Accounting for Dante: urban readers and writers in late medieval Italy - Steinberg, Justin 2007

      Book 

    4. Reviews - Guyda Armstrong 2007

      Article  See pp. 254-255 for review of Justin Steinberg, Accounting for Dante: Urban Writers and Readers in Late Medieval Italy. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007.

    5. Dante nel Quattrocento,Chapter of Atti del congresso internazionale di studi danteschi (20-27 aprile 1965) (Florence: Sansoni, 1965) - Carlo Dionisotti

      Chapter  especially pp. 363-78, on the Quattrocento editions of the Commedia. Not available at JRUL

  6. Early (Italian) Printing 8 items
    1. Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy - Richardson, Brian 1999

      Book 

    2. Dante now: current trends in Dante studies - Cachey, T. J. c1995

      Book 

    3. Editing Dante's Commedia 1472-1629 - Brian Richardson

      Chapter 

    4. Il Libro a stampa: i primordi - Santoro, Marco 1990

      Book  Earlier edition also available

    5. From Manuscript to Print: The Case of Dante's Vita nuova - Dino S. Cervigni, Edward Vasta

      Chapter 

    6. The Renaissance computer: knowledge technology in the first age of print - Rhodes, Neil, Sawday, Jonathan 2000

      Book 

  7. Renaissance Reception: 8 items
    1. Italy's three crowns: reading Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio - Baranski, Zygmunt G., McLaughlin, M. L. 2007

      Book  Contains a number of short articles on aspects of manuscript and print production of the tre corone

    2. The fortunes of the courtier: the European reception of Castiglione's "Cortegiano" - Burke, Peter 1995

      Book  Useful methodologically, and also for general transmission of Italian texts beyond Italy

    3. Dante and Renaissance Florence - Gilson, Simon A. 2005

      Book 

    4. The Virgilian tradition: book history and the history of reading in early modern Europe - Kallendorf, Craig 2007

      Book  On reception of Virgil, but intersects with Dantes reception for obvious reasons

  8. Illustration: 6 items
    1. Paradiso: the illuminations to Dante's Divine Comedy by Giovanni di Paolo - Pope-Hennessy, John Wyndham, Dante Alighieri, Singleton, Charles Southward 1993

      Book 

    2. Illustrations to the Divine comedy of Dante by William Blake - Blake, William, Walker, Emery, National Art-Collections Fund (Great Britain) 1922

      Book 

  9. Later Reception 2 items
    1. Dante rediscovered: from Blake to Rodin - Bindman, David, Hebron, Stephen, O'Neill, Michael, Wordsworth Trust 2007

      Book 

    2. Dante on view: the reception of Dante in the visual and performing arts - Braida, Antonella, Calè, Luisa c2007

      Book 

  10. Translation: 3 items
    1. Rivarol's Evaluation and Translation of Dante - Lawrence Kerslake 2003

      Article  **DIGITISED READING**

  11. Digital textualities: 3 items
    1. The Future of the book - Nunberg, Geoffrey 1996

      Book 

    2. Hypertext 3.0: critical theory and new media in an era of globalization - Landow, George P. 2006

      Book 

    3. From Gutenberg to Google: electronic representations of literary texts - Shillingsburg, Peter L. 2006

      Book 

  12. Digitised readings 2 items