RBM Reviews Portal - 2021 Reviews

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage reviews books, reports, new periodicals, databases, websites, blogs, and other electronic resources, as well as exhibition, book, and auction catalogs pertaining directly and indirectly to the fields of rare book librarianship, manuscripts curatorship, archives management, and special collections administration. Publishers, librarians, and archivists are asked to send appropriate publications for review or notice to the Reviews Editor.

Calhoun, Joshua. The Nature of the Page: Poetry, Papermaking, and the Ecology of Texts in Renaissance England. Material Texts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. Reviewed by Elizabeth DeBold.

Cunningham-Kruppa, Ellen. Mooring a Field: Paul N. Banks and the Education of Library and Archives Conservators. Ann Arbor, MI: The Legacy Press, 2019. Cloth, 287p. $65.00 (ISBN: 9781940965154). Reviewed by Edwina A. Murphy.

Galbraith, Steven K. A Brief History of the Book from Tablet to Tablet. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2020. Paperback, xv, 164p. $50 (ISBN: 978-1-4408-6939-6, ebook ISBN: 978-1-4408-6940-2). Reviewed by Carla N. Cain.

Huyck, Heather A. Doing Women’s History in Public: A Handbook for Interpretation at Museums and Historic SitesLanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. Paperback, 247 p. $39.00 (ISBN 9781442264175). Reviewed by Rochelle Theo Pienn.

Miller, Julia, ed.Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding, vol. 6Ann Arbor, MI: Legacy Press, 2020. Hardcover, xix, 505p. $95 (ISBN 978-1-940965-16-1). Reviewed by Diane E. Bockrath.

Miller, Steven. Museum Collection Ethics:  Acquisition, Stewardship, and InterpretationLanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. Paperback, 203p, $32.00 (978-1-5381-3520-4). Reviewed by Martha A. Tanner.

Music Library Association’s Working Group for Archival Description of Music Materials. Archival Description of Notated Music. Music Library Association & Society of American Archivists, 2020. Ebook, 166 pages. Free (ISBN 978-1-945246-55-5). Reviewed by Ikumi Crocoll.

Nesmith, Tom, Greg Bak, and Joan M. Schwartz, eds. “All Shook Up”: The Archival Legacy of Terry Cook. Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists; Ottawa, CA: Association of Canadian Archivists/Association canadienne des archivistes, 2020. Reviewed by Francesca Marini.

Raven, James ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of the BookOxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. Hardcover, xxxvi, 431 p. $39.95 (ISBN 9780198702986). Reviewed by Linda Isaac.