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A New Introduction To Bibliography

Author : Philip Gaskell
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"First published in 1972 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted with corrections by Oak Knoll Press/St. Paul's Bibliographies in 1995. Reprinted in 2000, 2002, 2006 & 2007"--T.p. verso.

A New Introduction To Bibliography

Author : Philip Gaskell
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In recent years there has been increasing interest in the textual problems of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. "The only really acceptable modern textbook on physical bibliography". -- The Library

A New Introduction To Bibliography

Author : Philip Gaskell
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"By his choice of title Dr. Gaskell relates the present work to R. B. McKerrow's Introductiont o Bibliography for Literary Students published in its final form 45 years ago. McKerrow's primary concern was to show how far the transmission of literary texts might be affected by the processes of printing and to provide students of literature with the basic technique necessary for the tackling of bibliographical problems. Pre-eminent as an editor of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literary texts, bibliographer, printer, and publisher, his interests were wide-ranging and he was all the more successful as a teacher of others in that he never ceased to learn himself. His scientific definition of methods, the way in which he laid his foundations brick by brick, his honesty and cautious appraisal of results, his precision and lucidity combined with shrewdness and ingenuity and an extraordinary flair for detection, resulted in an unique achievement which was to prove an indispensable tool for generations of literary students. The New Introduction is neither a revision of McKerrow nor McKerrow brought up to date. It is a new and different book, going a long way beyond its predecessor in point of time since it includes a general survey of the machine-press period up to I950, whereas McKerrow had stopped at 800o. Although Dr. Gaskell agrees with McKerrow when he declares that 'bibliography's over-riding responsibility must be to determine a text in its most accurate form', a good deal of what he gives us is concerned with printing and book-trade history and related only indirectly to the establishment of the text. A masterly consolidation of the results of authoritative bibliographical research during the past half century, the New Introduction is an invaluable work of reference which no library concerned with literary studies, printing history, or librarianship can afford to do without. It is not a teaching, do-it-yourself book like McKerrow; it asks few questions and its range of literary reference is comparatively restricted, although what there is is apt and illuminating. To suggest that there may still be room for a book on the lines of McKerrow is not intended as a criticism of a work which would have delighted him. Although described by the author as a 'manual', it is a most readable, fascinating book, in which a large amount of technical information has been digested and presented with superlative skill. For lucidity and precision Dr. Gaskell cannot be faulted; he writes vividly and with zest, and his descriptions of the production routines of the printing house have an actuality which derives from his own practical knowledge and expertise as a printer." -- from JSTOR (The Review of English Studies Vol. 24, No. 96 (Nov., 1973), pp. 526-529).

A New Introduction To Bibliography

Author : Philip Gaskell
ISBN : MINN:31951001816124V
Genre : Reference
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"By his choice of title Dr. Gaskell relates the present work to R. B. McKerrow's Introductiont o Bibliography for Literary Students published in its final form 45 years ago. McKerrow's primary concern was to show how far the transmission of literary texts might be affected by the processes of printing and to provide students of literature with the basic technique necessary for the tackling of bibliographical problems. Pre-eminent as an editor of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literary texts, bibliographer, printer, and publisher, his interests were wide-ranging and he was all the more successful as a teacher of others in that he never ceased to learn himself. His scientific definition of methods, the way in which he laid his foundations brick by brick, his honesty and cautious appraisal of results, his precision and lucidity combined with shrewdness and ingenuity and an extraordinary flair for detection, resulted in an unique achievement which was to prove an indispensable tool for generations of literary students. The New Introduction is neither a revision of McKerrow nor McKerrow brought up to date. It is a new and different book, going a long way beyond its predecessor in point of time since it includes a general survey of the machine-press period up to I950, whereas McKerrow had stopped at 800o. Although Dr. Gaskell agrees with McKerrow when he declares that 'bibliography's over-riding responsibility must be to determine a text in its most accurate form', a good deal of what he gives us is concerned with printing and book-trade history and related only indirectly to the establishment of the text. A masterly consolidation of the results of authoritative bibliographical research during the past half century, the New Introduction is an invaluable work of reference which no library concerned with literary studies, printing history, or librarianship can afford to do without. It is not a teaching, do-it-yourself book like McKerrow; it asks few questions and its range of literary reference is comparatively restricted, although what there is is apt and illuminating. To suggest that there may still be room for a book on the lines of McKerrow is not intended as a criticism of a work which would have delighted him. Although described by the author as a 'manual', it is a most readable, fascinating book, in which a large amount of technical information has been digested and presented with superlative skill. For lucidity and precision Dr. Gaskell cannot be faulted; he writes vividly and with zest, and his descriptions of the production routines of the printing house have an actuality which derives from his own practical knowledge and expertise as a printer." -- from JSTOR (The Review of English Studies Vol. 24, No. 96 (Nov., 1973), pp. 526-529).

A New Introduction To Bibliography

Author : Philip Gaskell
ISBN : LCCN:72090032
Genre : Bibliography
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Dictionary Of Afro American Slavery

Author : Randall M. Miller
ISBN : 0275957993
Genre : History
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An Introduction To Bibliography For Literary Students

Author : Ronald Brunlees McKerrow
ISBN : OCLC:433885515
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Bibliography And The Sociology Of Texts

Author : D. F. McKenzie
ISBN : 052164495X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A major study of the principles of bibliography by one of the world's foremost scholars of the discipline.

Spinoza In English

Author : Wayne I. Boucher
ISBN : 9004094997
Genre : Philosophy
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"Spinoza in English" is the first bibliography to bring together the entire 325-year record of books, monographs, dissertations, and articles in English on Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677), including translations of his works into English. Well over 2100 citations are presented, bringing this record through early 1991. Arranged alphabetically by author or editor and internally cross-referenced for ease of use, this bibliography also cites its own sources where appropriate and, in many cases, provides guidance on how to obtain unpublished or out-of- print titles. Additionally, it restores or corrects a good deal of earlier bibliographic detail, identifies dozens of publications hitherto overlooked, and, beginning with titles from the mid-1800's, presents the citations in a uniform style.

On Compiling An Annotated Bibliography

Author : James L. Harner
ISBN : UOM:39015053049584
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Harner offers information on planning research, organizing an annotated bibliography, compiling entries, using a computer to prepare the manuscript, and editing. While the focus is on preparation of a comprehensive bibliography on a single literary author, the procedures and techniques are easily adapted to selective or subject bibliographies and to other periods and disciplines.

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