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Foot, Mirjam

Works: 103 works in 299 publications in 5 languages and 4,269 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Festschriften  Union catalogs  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Prayers and devotions  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, win, a
Classifications: Z269, 686.30094
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mirjam Foot
The decorated bindings in Marsh's Library, Dublin by Mirjam Foot( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eloquent witnesses : bookbindings and their history : a volume of essays dedicated to the memory of Dr. Phiroze Randeria( Book )

18 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays - edited and in many cases expanded versions of lectures delivered over a dozen years - demonstrates the change in direction the study of bookbinding history has taken. Much of the work published here is based on minute observation of details of structure, techniques and materials, as well as on close study of decorative tools and the ways in which these were used to achieve the many splendid designs that reflect the styles and fashions of their day."--Jacket
Studies in the history of bookbinding by Mirjam Foot( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and German and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookbinders at work : their roles and methods by Mirjam Foot( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of the bookbinder in the production of saleable books and the significance of the binding in all its details, both structural and decorative, have often been disregarded or marginalised by bibliographers. In this book Dr. Mirjam Foot sets out to reverse the trend; by establishing working binders, and their materials and tools, as an essential part of the production cycle she reveals the inadequacy of bibliographical descriptions that lack essential binding information." "Dr. Foot has based her analysis of the role of the binder (which entails 153 tasks, according to one German authority) on a number of primary sources, manuals and descriptions of bookbinding practice of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mainly from France, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain. She draws on these manuals, as well as on actual examples of bound books for her many illustrations."--Jacket
The history of bookbinding as a mirror of society by Mirjam Foot( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this well illustrated survey, Dr. Mirjam Foot, an international expert in the history of bookbinding, explores the use and purpose of bookbindings - over and above protecting the texts inside them - and, by implication, the purpose of the study of the book as a physical object. She shows how the techniques of binding and decorating books reflect developments in the book trade itself, and how the production of the binding links with questions of authorship, publishing, reading and collecting; how it relates to the spread of literacy and learning, to education, and to religion, but also to economic and political circumstances and social attitudes. For anyone with an interest in the art and history of the book, this is a fascinating and authoritative study which sheds new light on many aspects of bookbinding in a broad historical context."--Jacket
Pictorial bookbindings by Mirjam Foot( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of decorated bookbinding in England by Howard M Nixon( Book )

20 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Caxton : an exhibition to commemorate the quincentenary of the introduction of printing into England : British Library Reference Division, 24 September 1976-31 January 1977 by British Library( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the love of the binding : studies in bookbinding history presented to Mirjam Foot( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-seven eminent scholars in manuscript and bookbinding studies, including colleagues and former students of Foote (Rare Book Collection, British Library), are the contributors to this impressive festschrift. Diverse aspects of the field are explored, although the place of origin of the majority
The Henry Davis gift : a collection of bookbindings by British Library( )

in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incunabula in the Westminster Abbey and Westminster School libraries by Christopher D Cook( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Westminster Abbey is closely connected with the early history of printing in England: England's first printer, William Caxton, had his workshop within the monastery walls. Both the Abbey and the adjacent Westminster School have profited by the learning and generosity of generations of bishops, deans, canons and teachers, who donated or bequeathed them their collections of incunabula. Eighty-five editions of books printed before 1501, including seventeen fragments, several of great rarity and importance, have been described in this volume ... They reflect the scholarly interests and collecting habits of their former owners, ranging widely in subject and originating from a variety of European presses. The descriptions, by Christopher D. Cook, pay much attention to copy-specific features. About half the volumes are in contemporary or near-contemporary bindings, mostly English, but several from the Continent, and these have been identified and described by Mirjam Foot. Many of the works have early annotations and/or marginal notes, bearing witness to their ownership and the use their readers made of them, as well as providing evidence for the importation of early books--bound and unbound--into England. A detailed bibliography, concordances with major catalogues of incunabula elsewhere, indexes of printers, publishers, donors and former owners (with short biographies), copy-specific features, binders and binding features, complete this useful and interesting volume"--
De libris compactis miscellanea by G Colin( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of book bindings by Mirjam Foot( Book )

in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Lou Smith : seventeen bindings, 1979-1987. Sonnets from the Portuguese : the Officina Bodoni edition (1925) bound by eight women binders by Sally Lou Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To brighten things up : the Schmoller Collection of decorated papers by Tanya Schmoller( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To accompany an exhibition ... held within the Schmoller Collection of Decorated Papers in the Special Collections Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University. The book ... presents a visual introduction to the Schmoller Collection, illustrated with some of the author's favourite examples and supported with discussions of the historical context and the techniques used in decorated paper making ... includes chapters on gold-embossed papers, marbling, block printing, machine printing, paste papers, miscellaneous techniques including Batik (or Java) and air brushed papers and a selection of Oriental papers"--Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections website, viewed on September 9, 2014
The Henry Davis gift : a coll. of bookbindings by Mirjam Foot( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rothschild miscellany( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Hebrew and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full-color, full-size facsimile reproduction of the manuscript Israel Museum 180/51, accompanied by a volume of commentary. Known as the Rothschild miscellany, the manuscript was produced in Italy in the 15th century and comprises some fifty religious and secular works bound together, including liturgical works, Bible texts, Haggadah texts, and treatises on philosophy and science. Commissioned by Moses ben Yekuthiel Ha-Cohen and created in North Italy (possibly in 1479), the manuscript was most likely illuminated at the workshops of Bonifacio Bembo and Cristoforo De Predis
The bindings of Trevor Jones by Trevor Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated catalogue of 147 designer bindings by Trevor Jones (1931 - 2012) was largely compiled from the binder's own records. The entries, which cover nearly 50 years of bindings, include photos of each book, author and title information, a description of the binding itself, and comments Jones added in his Binder's Note. Jones was a highly innovative binder, not only in his approach to the binding he was working on and its relationship to the text, but in his use of materials. The descriptions include details of these materials, and a glossary gives definitions of these and other binder's terms. Three articles by Jones, "New Directions, or No Direction? British fine binding design in the second half of the 20th century;" "Confessions of an Unrepentant Designer Bookbinder;" and "Extending the Options: the Use of Spirit Leather Dyes in Bookbinding Design," complete this book. With a foreword by Pauline Jones and an introduction by Mirjam Foot. - See more at:
The Henry Davis gift by Mirjam Foot( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decorated bindings in the Marsh library by Mirjam Foot( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eloquent witnesses : bookbindings and their history : a volume of essays dedicated to the memory of Dr. Phiroze Randeria
Eloquent witnesses : bookbindings and their history : a volume of essays dedicated to the memory of Dr. Phiroze RanderiaBookbinders at work : their roles and methodsThe history of bookbinding as a mirror of societyPictorial bookbindingsThe Henry Davis gift : a collection of bookbindingsA collection of book bindingsThe Henry Davis gift : a coll. of bookbindingsThe Rothschild miscellany
Alternative Names
Foot, Mirjam

Foot Mirjam 1941-....

Foot, Mirjam 1942-

Foot, Mirjam M.

Foot Mirjam M 1941-

Foot, Mirjam Michaela

Foot, Mirjam Michaela 1941-

Mirjam Foot Foot, Mirjam

English (173)

German (5)

Italian (5)

Hebrew (3)

French (1)