I would like to just pick up on Anna Vlasova's question about binding description. Over the past four years I have been building on the work of a previous librarian in cataloguing Longleat's collections from scratch. In terms of binding description, I was heavily influenced therefore by the precedents already set in the existing catalogue. I therefore include the following information in what I regard as a fairly full description, where appropriate.
Tooling (blind, gilt, stamps, rolls, fillets, etc.)
Spine label with text of any lettering transcribed
Decoration of textblock (marbled, sprinkled, etc.)
Decoration of pastedowns
Markers and fore-edge tabs.
Notes on any obvious repairs (eg. rebacks)
Think that's it.