This twenty-seventh volume of ABHB (Annual bibliography of the history of the printed book and libraries) contains 5076 records, selected from some 1000 periodicals, the list of which follows this introduction. They have been compiled by the National Committees of the following countries: Arab Countries Italy Australia Latin America Austria Latvia Lithuania Belarus Belgium Luxembourg Bulgaria Mexico The Netherlands Canada Croatia Poland Estonia Portugal Finland Rumania France Russia Germany South Africa Great Britain Spain Hungary Sweden Switzerland Iceland Ukraine Ireland Israel USA Benevolent readers are requested to signal the names of bibliographers and historians from countries not mentioned above, who would be willing to co-operate to this scheme of international bibliographic collaboration. The editor will greatly appreciate any communication on this matter. Subject As has been said in the introduction to the previous volumes, this biblio graphy aims at recording all books and articles of scholarly value which relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of the arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic, social and cultural envi ronment, involved in its production, distribution, conservation, and descrip tion. Of course, the ideal of a complete coverage is nearly impossible to at tain. However, it is the policy of this publication to include missing items as VIII INTRODUCTION much as possible in the forthcoming volumes. The same applies to coun tries newly added to the bibliography.
Introduction. List of Periodicals. A: General Works about the History of the Printed Book and Library. B: Paper, Inks, Printing Materials. C: Calligraphy, Type Design, Typefounding. D: Layout, Composing, Printing, Presses, Printed Books, incl. Incunabula, etc. E: Book Illustration. F: Bookbinding. G: Book Trade, Publishing. H: Bibliophily, Bookcollecting. J: Libraries, Librarianship, Scholarship, Institutions. K: Legal, Economic, Social Aspects. L: Newspapers, Journalism. M: Relation to Secondary Subjects mainly in order of DC. Index I: Authors' Names and Pseudonyms. Index II: Geographical and Personal Names.