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Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography 1 (1977)-8 (1984); ns 1- (1987)-. [Quarterly journal.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) (journals) *]

The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society 1 (1889)- [periodically restarts from vol. 1 with a new series number]. [Quarterly: journal of the Bibliographical Society (Great Britain).] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) (journals); libraries and repositories (historical); manuscripts (journals); manuscripts (codicological study); early printed books (journals); incunabula *]

Literary Research: A Journal of Scholarly Method and Technique 1 (1976)-. [Quarterly journal.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) (journals) *]

Manuscripta: A Journal Devoted to Manuscript Studies 1 (1957)-. [Issued three times per year.] [* Subject heading: manuscripts (journals) *]

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 1 (1906)-. [Quarterly: journal of the Bibliographical Society of America.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) (journals) *]

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada 1 (1962)-. [Annual: journal of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) (journals) *]

Studies in Bibliography 1 (1948)-. [Annual: journal of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) (journals) *]

Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship 1 (1984)-. [Annual: journal of the Society for Textual Scholarship.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) (journals) *]

Beadle, Richard, and A. J. Piper, eds. New Science Out of Old Books: Studies in Manuscripts and Early Printed Books in Honour of A. I. Doyle. Aldershot, Hants.: Scolar Press, 1995. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); manuscript production; early printed books *]

Collison, Robert L. Indexes and Indexing: Guide to the Indexing of Books, Periodicals. . . . 3rd ed. London: Benn; and New York: De Graff, 1969. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); tools and aids for readers, history of *]

Dane, Joseph A. Abstractions of Evidence in the Study of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books. Farnham, Surrey, and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009. [Publisher's description: "In this book, Joseph Dane critiques the use of material evidence in studies of manuscript and printed books by delving into accepted notions about the study of print culture. He questions the institutional and ideological presuppositions that govern medieval studies, descriptive bibliography, and library science."] [Contents: The calculus of calculus: W. W. Greg and the mathematics of Everyman editions -- The notions of text and variant in the Prologue to Chaucer's Legend of good women, MS Gg lines 127-38 -- Two studies in early medieval dramatic texts and performances -- Myths of the Wakefield Master -- "Ideal copy" vs. "ideal texts": the application of bibliographical language to facsimiles -- Two studies in bibliographical identification and identity -- The 1476 Boccaccio of Colard Mansion: note on a note by Seymour De Ricci -- What is [a] Caxton?: from book to text -- Leander Van Ess and the panzerization of early books and history -- Conclusion: parody, irony, and the search for books of mass destruction.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography; methodology (use of evidence); manuscript culture; early modern book culture; early printed books; incunabula; transmission of texts; Geoffrey Chaucer; Giovanni Boccaccio *]

Dane, Joseph A. Blind Impressions: Methods and Mythologies in Book History. Material Texts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. [Publisher's description: "What is a book in the study of print culture? For the scholar of material texts, it is not only a singular copy carrying the unique traces of printing and preservation efforts, or an edition, repeated and repeatable, or a vehicle for ideas to be abstracted from the physical copy. But when the bibliographer situates a book copy within the methods of book history, Joseph A. Dane contends, it is the known set of assumptions which govern the discipline that bibliographic arguments privilege, repeat, or challenge. 'Book history,' he writes, 'is us.' In this book, Dane reexamines the field of material book history by questioning its most basic assumptions and definitions. How is print defined? What are the limits of printing history? What constitutes evidence? His concluding section takes form as a series of short studies in theme and variation, considering such matters as two-color printing, the composing stick used by hand-press printers, the bibliographical status of book fragments, and the function of scholarly illustration."] [Contents: Paleography versus typography -- "Ca. 1800": what's in a date? -- Bibliographers of the mind -- Herman R. Mead's Incunabula in the Huntington Library and the notion of "Typographical Value" -- Catchtitles in English books to 1550 -- An editorial propaedeutic -- Book history and book histories: on making of lists -- Meditation on the composing stick -- The red and the black -- Fragments -- The nature and function of scholarly illustration in a digital world -- Art of the mind.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography; books and book history; methodology (use of evidence) *]

Dane, Joseph A. The Myth of Print Culture: Essays on Evidence, Textuality, and Bibliographical Method. Studies in Book and Print Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. [Publisher's description: "The Myth of Print Culture is a critique of bibliographical and editorial method, focusing on the disparity between levels of material evidence (unique and singular) and levels of text (abstract and reproducible). It demonstrates how the particulars of evidence are manipulated in standard scholarly arguments by the higher levels of textuality they are intended to support. The individual studies in the book focus on a range of problems: basic definitions of what a book is; statistical assumptions; and editorial methods used to define and collate the presumably basic unit of 'variant.' This work differs from other recent studies in print culture in its emphasis on fifteenth-century books and its insistence that the problems encountered in that historical milieu (problems as basic as cataloguing errors) are the same as problems encountered in other areas of literary criticism. The difficulties in the simplest of cataloguing decisions, argues Joseph Dane, tend to repeat themselves at all levels of bibliographical, editorial, and literary history."] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); textual editing and criticism *]

Davison, Peter, ed. The Book Encompassed: Studies in Twentieth-Century Bibliography. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992. [Rpt. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1998.] [A collection of essays on the current state of scholarship in various aspects of bibliography. Contents: Introduction, Peter Davison; "The Bibliographical Society, 1942-1992," Julian Roberts; "Issues in Bibliographical Studies since 1942," G. Thomas Tanselle; "Medieval Manuscript Studies," Christopher de Hamel; "English Literary Manuscripts of the Twentieth Century," Jenny Stratford; "The Analysis of Handwriting: An Introductory Survey," Tom Davis; "The Study of Paper as Evidence, Artefact, and Commodity," John Bidwell; "Typographic Studies," Nicolas Barker; "The Future of Bookbinding Research," Mirjam M. Foot; "Incunabula, 1942-1992: From Type to Text," Lotte Hellinga; "Enumerative and Descriptive Bibliography," T. H. Howard-Hill; "Describing Maps," Sarah Tyacke; "Developments in the Study of Book Illustration," Gwyn Walters; "Bibliographical Developments in the History of Science," Magda Whitrow; "Book Catalogues: Their Varieties and Uses," David McKitterick; "The British Provincial Book Trade," Peter Isaac and Michael Perkin; "Scottish Bibliography for the Period Ending 1801," Brian Hillyard; "From Autograph to Automation: Welsh Bibliography," Eiluned Rees; "The Silken Purse: Bibliography in Ireland," Charles Benson and Mary Pollard; "La bibliologie in France," David Shaw; "Bibliography and Oriental Literature," B. C. Bloomfield; "Tradition and Innovation: Bibliography in Australia and New Zealand," Wallace Kirsop; "Developments in Editing Biblical Texts," Sebastian P. Brock; "Notes on Theory and Practice in Editing Texts," Fredson Bowers; "Analytical and Textual Bibliography in Germany and Italy," John L. Flood and Conor Fahy; "Bibliographical Studies in Japan," Akihiro Yamada; "Bibliography in the Computer Age," Robin Alston; "History of the Book," D. F. McKenzie; "Envoi: Meditations by the Captain of the Iceberg," Terry Belanger.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. Corrected reprint. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); history of printing; early printed books; modern books *]

Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall. Glaister's Glossary of the Book: Terms used in Papermaking, Printing, Bookbinding and Publishing, with Notes on Illuminated Manuscripts and Private Presses. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979. [Reissued in 1996 (but not a new edition) as The Encyclopedia of the Book.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); material production (bookbinding, paper); history of printing; early printed books; modern books; incunabula; manuscript decoration and illustration (illumination); book illustration *]

Grafton, Anthony. The Footnote: A Curious History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); tools and aids for readers, history of *]

Greetham, D. C. Textual Scholarship: An Introduction. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 1417. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1992. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

Howard-Hill, T. H. "The Place of Bibliography in the Graduate Curriculum: Introductory Remarks." Literary Research Newsletter 9.4 (Fall 1984): 45-52. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

Johns, Adrian. The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn, Linda Olson, and Maidie Hilmo. Opening up Middle English Manuscripts: Literary and Visual Approaches. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. [Publisher's description: "This deeply informed and lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive introduction to the modern study of Middle English manuscripts. It is intended for students and scholars who are familiar with some of the major Middle English literary works, such as The Canterbury Tales, Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman, and the romances, mystical works or cycle plays, but who may not know much about the surviving manuscripts. The book approaches these texts in a way that takes into account the whole manuscript or codex--its textual and visual contents, physical state, readership, and cultural history. Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts also explores the function of illustrations in fashioning audience response to particular authors and their texts over the course of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. . . . Among the topics [addressed] are the rise of the English language, literacy, social conditions of authorship, early instances of the 'Alliterative Revival,' women and book production, nuns' libraries, patronage, household books, religious and political trends, and attempts at revisionism and censorship."] [Contents: "Transcriptions, Scripts, and Descriptive Analysis for Learning to Read Literary Texts on the Manuscript Page," Kathryn Kerby-Fulton; "Introduction: The Order of the Plates and Scripts Most Commonly Found in Middle English Literary Texts," Kathryn Kerby-Fulton; "Major Middle English Poets and Manuscript Studies, 1300-1450," Kathryn Kerby-Fulton; "Romancing the Book: Manuscripts for 'Euerich Inglische,'" Linda Olson; "The Power of Images in the Auchinleck, Vernon, Pearl, and Two Piers Plowman Manuscripts," Maidie Hilmo; "Professional Readers at Work: Annotators, Editors, and Correctors in Middle English Literary Texts," Kathryn Kerby-Fulton; "Illuminating Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: Portraits of the Author and Selected Pilgrim Authors," Maidie Hilmo; "'Swete Cordyall' of 'Lytterature': Some Middle English Manuscripts from the Cloister," Linda Olson.] [* Subject heading: manuscript culture; literary transmission; authors and authorship; ownership and collecting; religion and literature; politics and literature; patrons and patronage; women and gender studies; Geoffrey Chaucer; the Gawain-poet; William Langland *]

Marrow, James H., Richard A. Linenthal, and William Noel, eds. The Medieval Book: Glosses from Friends and Colleagues of Christopher de Hamel. 't Goy-Houten: Hes and De Graaf, 2010. [Contents: Part 1: Books. "A Christ Church scribe of the late eleventh century," Michael Gullick; "The portrait of Laurence of Durham as Scribe," A. I. Doyle; "Medieval English bookbinding stamps: four new examples," Richard A. Linenthal; "An illustrated twelfth-century manuscript of Hyginus's De Astronomia," Timothy Bolton; "Angels, lost and found, in the University Library, Cambridge," Paul Binski; "A scientific textbook for a noble student: Sacrobosco's Treatises in the New York Public Library," Lucy Freeman Sandler; "Early manuscripts of Jean de Meun's translation of Vegetius," Richard and Mary Rouse; "The Holkham Bible picture book and the Bible moralisée," John Lowden; "The Sherborne Missal and Roddoke Robertus: the anatomy of a major manuscript commission," Michelle Brown; "Uncommon images in the Common of the Saints of Italian choir books," Margaret Manion; "The city gates of Perugia and Umbrian manuscript illumination of the fifteenth century," Jonathan J. G. Alexander; "Mind your table manners," Bernard Rosenthal; "Magdalena Kremer, scribe and painter of the choir and chapter books of the Dominican convent of St Johannes-Baptista in Kirchheim unter Teck," Jeffrey F. Hamburger; "A Dutch(?) miniaturist active at the turn of the sixteenth century," James H. Marrow; "Bathsheba imagery in French books of hours made for women, c. 1470-1500," Thomas Kren; "The Prayer book of Claude de France," Roger S. Wieck; "Indexes in late medieval polyphonic music manuscripts: a brief tour," Margaret Bent; "The discovery and invention of the Gutenberg Bible, 1455-1805," Paul Needham; "An early witness to the texts of Horace and Tibullus, or an audacious forgery?" Marvin L. Colker; "Some deceptive bookbindings," Anthony Hobson. Part 2: The book trade. "Four book auctions of the fifteenth century," Lotte Hellinga; "A new beginning: the Sotheby bankruptcy of 1836," David McKitterick; "William Edward Hurcomb, goldsmith, gasconader, auctioneer, and bankrupt," John Collins; "Colleagues at Sotheby's," Diana Berry, Margaret Edwards, Nabil Saidi, Camilla Previté, Marcus Linell, Michel Strauss, James Stourton, Laura Nuvoloni, Mette de Hamel, and Felix Pryor; "The provenance of the Bute Psalter," Sam Fogg. Part 3: Collectors and collecting. "Frederick, Archbishop of Riga (1304-1341), and his books," Patrick Zutshi; "'Ligging in the choer, every of hem tied by hymself with a cheyne of iron': chained books in churches in late medieval England," Nigel Morgan; "Henry Yates Thompson, gentleman: 'An unusual collector with commercial motives just a shade larger than was common,'" William P. Stoneman; "Catalogues of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps: a chronological checklist," Roland Folter; "The bibliophile and the scholar: Count Paul Durrieu's list of manuscripts belonging to Baron Edmond de Rothschild," François Avril; "Cockerell and riches," Stella Panayotova; "Medieval manuscripts owned by J. Meade Falknera," A. S. G. Edwards; "Princely pursuits: hunting manuscripts," Lawrence J. Schoenberg with Lynn Ransom; "The saga of Christianity's oldest liturgical manuscript," Martin Schøyen; "Floreat vellomania; or, A slice of history: reflections on collecting medieval manuscript fragments," Robert Weaver; "A handlist of western medieval manuscripts in the Takamiya collection," Toshiyuki Takamiya; "Some transatlantic trails of W. de Brailes," William Noel; "The Descriptions Master," Henri Schiller.] [* Subject heading: manuscript production: scribes and scribal practices; manuscripts: decoration and illumination *]

McKenzie, D. F. Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts. The Panizzi Lectures 1985. London: The British Library, 1986. [Three lectures on the current state of the field of "bibliography," and of the areas into which the field must expand now. McKenzie wants the term "bibliography" understood to be equivalent to the phrase "the sociology of texts" ("texts" being understood in the widest possible sense: movies, videogames, etc., to be included--indeed, the landscape itself has been textualized in some cultures, and "bibliographers" must be involved in questions of whether the miners have the right to destroy a hill which plays a role in the mythology of an indigenous people), so that all questions of the history and interpretation of texts become subsumed under the term "bibliographical study."] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

McKerrow, R[onald] B. An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1927. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

Mostert, Marco, comp. A Bibliography of Works on Medieval Communication. 2nd ed. Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 2012. [The first edition was published under the title New Approaches to Medieval Communication (1999). Publisher's description: "This bibliography of works on medieval communication offers a survey of work in a field of study which, from the 1960s onwards, has seen an ever-increasing number of monographs, collections of miscellanies and articles in learned journals being published every year. It provides a guide to this astonishing output by offering a list of more than 6,700 publications under sixteen headings. Because of the overlap of these headings, a comprehensive Index of subjects, place names and personal names is provided, which will allow the user to quickly find publications relevant to his research. A short Introduction precedes the bibliography. Progress in the field of study over the past two decades is outlined, with attention to those recent developments which have proved the most productive. At the same time, something is said about the growing insights which have led the bibliography's organisation to be changed substantially since its previous edition in 1999, which already numbered 1,580 items. Not only the more than fourfold increase in the number of items made a new edition necessary therefore, but also new ideas about the best ways of organising the knowledge that is to be gained from the contents of studies of medieval communication."] [Contents: Introductions -- Surveys of the introduction and development of written culture -- Forms of non-verbal communication -- Ritual -- Language -- Oral and written memory -- Teaching, mainly of reading and writing -- Production and use of written texts -- The preservation and wilful destruction of written texts -- Correspondence, messengers and the postal system -- Mandarin literacy -- The use of writing by different social groups -- Uses of writing in government, management and trade -- Literature -- Religion and writing -- The symbolism of the book.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography; communication, Middle Ages; orality and literacy; medieval education and literacy; readers and reading *]

Olmert, Michael. The Smithsonian Book of Books. Intro. Christopher de Hamel. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1992. Rpt.: New York: Wings Books, 1995. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); history of the book *]

Pearsall Derek, ed. New Directions in Later Medieval Manuscript Studies: Essays from the 1998 Harvard Conference. Woodbridge, Suffolk, and Rochester, NY: York Medieval Press / Boydell and Brewer, in association with the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, 2000. [* Subject heading: general bibliography *]

Peters, Jean, ed. The Bookman's Glossary. 6th ed. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1983. [Offers "definitions of some 1,800 terms used in book publishing, book manufacturing, bookselling, the antiquarian trade, and librarianship."] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

Rouse, R[ichard] H., and M[ary] A. Rouse. "Bibliography before Print: The Medieval De viris illustribus." In The Role of the Book in Medieval Culture: Proceedings of the Oxford International Symposium, 26 September - 1 October 1982. Ed. Peter Ganz. 2 vols. Bibliologia 3 and 4. Turnhout: Brepols, 1986. 1: 133-154. [Medieval compilations of information about famous men (de viris illustribus), particularly authors, constitute an important stage in the development of the study of bibliography.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

Rouse, Richard H., and Mary A. Rouse. "Thirteenth-Century Sermon Aids." In Preachers, Florilegia and Sermons: Studies on the "Manipulus florum" of Thomas of Ireland. Studies and Texts 47. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1979. Pp. 3-25. [As aids to preachers, friars in the thirteenth century invented the concordance, the index, the book of quotations ("florilegium"), and the library catalogue.] [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); tools and aids for readers, history of; indexing tools, development of (index, concordance) *]

Scholderer, Victor. Fifty Essays in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Bibliography. Ed. Dennis E. Rhodes. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1966. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); early modern book culture (fifteenth and sixteenth centuries) *]

Small, David L. "Rethinking the Book." Ph.D. diss., MIT, 1999. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); history of the book *]

Tabbi, Joseph. Reading Matters: Narrative in New Media Ecology. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); modern education and literacy; reading and readers *]

Tribble, Chris, and Glynn Jones. "Concordances and Concordancing: A Short History." English Today 8.3 (July 1992): 29-32. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); tools and aids for readers, history of *]

Williams, William Proctor, and Craig S. Abbott. An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies. 2nd ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1989. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book) *]

Witty, Francis J. "The Beginnings of Indexing and Abstracting: Some Notes Towards a History of Indexing and Abstracting in Antiquity and the Middle Ages." Indexer 8 (1973): 193-198. [* Subject heading: general bibliography (study of the book); tools and aids for readers, history of; index, abstract *]



Bibliography: [ Some basic resources ] | [ General bibliography ] | [ History of the book ] | [ Literacy and education, medieval and early modern (readers and reading) ] | [ Archival research ] | [ Forgeries / bibliographic fraud ] | [ Dictionaries (historical) ] | [ Early printed books and incunabula: Early Modern book culture ] | [ Early printed books and incunabula: production ] | [ Early printed books and incunabula: catalogues ] | [ Early printed books and incunabula: facsimiles ] | [ Diplomatics: the study of historical documents ] | [ Printing, history of ] | [ Publishing, history of ] | [ Libraries and repositories, history of; book collecting ] | [ Manuscript culture ] | [ Manuscript culture: patronage ] | [ Manuscripts: codicology ] | [ Manuscripts: paleography ] | [ Manuscript production ] | [ Manuscript production: scribes and scribal practices ] | [ Manuscript production: decoration and illustration ] | [ Manuscript production: material culture (paper, bindings, etc.) ] | [ Manuscripts: catalogues and finding aids ] | [ Manuscripts: facsimiles and facsimile editions ] | [ Sigillography (the study of seals) ] | [ Textual criticism and editing ] | [ Keyword search of entire bibliography ]


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