book collection and bibliography
I am interested
in the history and nature of writing, printing, publishing, binding
and bibliography in general, in particular in England and Scotland.
I have from time to time given lectures on the effects of writing and
years my wife Sarah Harrison and I have built up a considerable collection
of books, many of which have fed into my work. About half of these are
in my own private collection and can be accessed through a specially
written bibliographic program.
develop a section on the collecting, indexing and arranging of my books:
these are a few preliminary ideas from elsewhere.
been cataloguing my library and this is now finished. It makes it possible
to develop my library with more efficiency.
selling and binding: Bracton Books
the years I have been involved in helping to advise on what is now one
of the largest second-hand anthropology second collection for sale in
Europe at the Bracton Books
the founding of Bracton Books (named after Sir Henry de Bracton , the
great medieval English lawyer) in c. 1986? I have been an academic academic
adviser to the business (which is affiliated to the Royal Anthropological
Institute) and specializes in in history, anthropology, law and the
computer bibliographic program (devised by Michael Bryant and S.Harrison)
'BRACSORT' is also the one which which contains an index to my personal
a number of years (c.1981-1998), a binder (Clive Bovill) also worked
on the premises and Sarah Harrison still does a little binding. She
also has a large collection of books on binding, paper conservation