Mark Longman Library: Books about Books

Reference: MARK LONGMAN LIBRARYDate: Mostly 1900sExtent: Around 4,500 volumes

The collection consists of around 4,000 books, pamphlets and journals on subjects related to the history of the book, including bibliography, book production, publishing history and practice, readers and reading, and literary biography.

Formerly the “Books about books” collection donated to the National Book League by Maurice Marston, its first secretary, the collection was expanded following the launch of an appeal in 1972 in memory of Mark Longman, Chairman of the National Book League 1967-1971. The collection passed to the University Library in 2002.

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  • One of our reference collections, available in the Special Collections open access library
  • Searchable via the catalogue