I would like to add that the CILIP RBSCG have published helpful
guidelines concerning cataloguing binding and provenance information:
On 15/04/2015 14:20, Matthew Baalham wrote:
> 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.
> 'Furniture' etc.
> Notes on any obvious repairs (eg. rebacks)
> Think that's it.
Erika Delbecque BA MA MCLIP
St Hilda's College Library
Oxford OX4 1DY
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