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Dollar sign, denoting ‘all the signatures’; used in collational formulas with a figure indicating number of signed leaves per gathering in a book.
A. A. (August Aimé) Balkema

A. A. (August Aimé) Balkema  

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 (1906–96) Dutch publisherwho established his company in South Africa in 1946. His list included belles-lettres (sold to Human & Rousseau in 1962) and non-fiction (natural and cultural heritage). The ...
A. A. M. (Alexander Alphonse Marius) Stols

A. A. M. (Alexander Alphonse Marius) Stols  

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 (1900–1973) Dutch publisher.A major representative of the new Dutch typographic style, Stols combined his commercial publishing activities with fine printing at his private Halcyon Press. He was a ...
A. Edward Newton

A. Edward Newton  

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(1863–1940),Philadelphia book collector, whose charming writings in a manner resembling that of the 18th-century essayists are primarily concerned with his avocation. These include The Amenities of ...
A. F. (Alfred Forbes) Johnson

A. F. (Alfred Forbes) Johnson  

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 (1884–1972) Type design historian and British Museum librarian (see british library).Johnson was a pioneer in 16th-century French and Italian bibliography, with special reference to studying ...
A. H. & A. W. Reed

A. H. & A. W. Reed  

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Pioneering New Zealand firm founded (1911) by Sir Alfred Hamish Reed.Nurtured by Reed and his nephew Alexander Wyclif Reed, it was the largest publisher in Australasia by the late ...
A. N. (Austin Norman) Palmer

A. N. (Austin Norman) Palmer  

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 (1860–1927) Creator of the Palmer Method,the most common form of penmanship instruction in 20th-century America. Palmer trained in New Hampshire with George A. Gaskell in the ornamental style ...
A. Q. (Andrew Queen) Morton

A. Q. (Andrew Queen) Morton  

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 (1919– ) A Church of Scotland minister,he began using computers in stylistic analysis of New Testament texts in 1959. In 1963, he pronounced that of the epistles attributed to St ...
A. R. A. (Anthony Robert Alwyn) Hobson

A. R. A. (Anthony Robert Alwyn) Hobson  

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 (1922– ) British scholar of wide bibliographical interests and the son of G. Hobson,he is best known as a historian of bookbinding, particularly for his sequence of studies of Renaissance ...
A. S. W. Rosenbach

A. S. W. Rosenbach  

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(1876–1952),Philadelphia dealer in rare books and manuscripts, and prominent collector, whose writings include The Unpublishable Memoirs (1917), a satire on bibliomania; Books and Bidders (1927); A ...
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A–Z  

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London street atlas, created by Phyllis Isobel Pearsall (1906–96) in 1936. Finding herself lost in the capital, and that its last street map was made in 1919, she became determined ...
A2A

A2A  

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The Access to Archives web site, which contains catalogues of archives held in record offices across England.http://www.a2a.org.uk Access to Archives.
Aaron Freimann

Aaron Freimann  

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 (1871–1948) Jewish bibliographer and librarian.He made the Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek at Frankfurt am Main (1904–33) one of Europe’s largest Jewish collections, fled to New York (1938) and ...
Abagar

Abagar  

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The first Bulgarian printed book. A Roman Catholic breviary, it includes the apocryphal story of King Abgar, accompanied by other apocrypha and prayers according to the Catholic rite. Filip ...
Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore  

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 (1871–1951) Writer and illustrator.With E. B. Havell, he developed the Bengal School, the first truly national style of art in India. His Bharat mata (1905) became a powerful symbol ...
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The Web and the Internet float on a flood of abbreviations. They are often used to save time when posting to a newsgroup or writing an email. This dictionary contains most of the common abbreviations ...
‘Abd Allāh Zākhir

‘Abd Allāh Zākhir  

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 (1684–1748) Syrian Christian theologian and pioneer of Arabic printing in the Arab world.He produced the first Arabic book printed outside Europe, a psalter (1706), using a press established in ...
‘Abd al-Raḥīm ‘Anbarīn-Qalam

‘Abd al-Raḥīm ‘Anbarīn-Qalam  

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 (late 16th–early 17th century)One of the many Iranian calligraphers and artists who emigrated to India during the Mughal era, especially during the 17th century. ‘Abd al-Raḥīm was from Herat ...
AbeBooks

AbeBooks  

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Currently, the largest online seller (see world wide web) of second-hand and rare books. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the company was founded in 1996 as ‘Advanced Book Exchange’ by Keith ...
abecedarium

abecedarium  

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Elementary teaching in Antiquity and the Middle Ages consisted in learning firstly to read the letters of the alphabet. Exceptionally when a child learned to read alone from a text ...

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