Accounting Books of Zink’s Bookbinding Workshop as a Specific Source for the Study of Bookbinding at the End of the 18th Ce
|Keywords||České Budějovice – Zink – book binding – accounting books|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
The members of the Zink family ran a bookbinding workshop in České Budějovice for 140 years. From the activities of the two last bookbinding masters, two accounting books with records for the years 1788–1804 and 1817–1868 have been preserved. These books are unique sources on the clientele of the bookbinding workshop, the volume of the bookbinding work performed and the amount of the prices charged for it. After more than two centuries, they make it possible to identify the authors of book bindings of a number of official books preserved in the collections of the state district archives in České Budějovice.