A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640: Volume III: A Printers' & Publishers' Index, Other Indexes & Appendices, Cumulative Addenda & Corrigenda

A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640: Volume III: A Printers' & Publishers' Index, Other Indexes & Appendices, Cumulative Addenda & Corrigenda

by A. W. Pollard
     
 

This volume contains important material not found in the original edition: an index to printers and publishers. It also contains addenda and corrigenda to the 1926 edition, and to the first two volumes of the second edition. The new Printers' and Publishers' Index has headnotes 1) giving each individual's dates of activity, 2) supplementing and in many cases

Overview

This volume contains important material not found in the original edition: an index to printers and publishers. It also contains addenda and corrigenda to the 1926 edition, and to the first two volumes of the second edition. The new Printers' and Publishers' Index has headnotes 1) giving each individual's dates of activity, 2) supplementing and in many cases correcting information in the Bibliographical Society's Dictionaries of Printers, and 3) listing addresses of British publishers in far more complete and accurate detail than available previously. There is a second index, entirely new, of places of printing other than London, including fictitious places.

The addenda and corrigenda are cumulative, incorporating and occasionally revising those which appeared in the first two volumes of the revision. Information first appearing in the present volume is distinguished by a bullet and revisions of previous addenda by a second bullet so that users of STC may more easily annotate their copies of the first two volumes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The set is truly embryonic book history....This is indeed an impressive conclusion to an impressive reference work."—American Reference Books Annual 1992

"The importance of the original edition cannot be overestimated, but the revision is a monumental, awe-inspiring work....The humanity, the intelligence, and the love that obviously inspired such a work shine forth on every page."—American Reference Books Annual

"Since 1948, when the formal revision of STC began...every grateful scholar called upon to comment has said—cheerfully, peaceably, guardedly or blindly—that the work on the revision was exemplary. And so it really is."—Times Literary Supplement

Booknews
**** The previous edition and the revised volume 2 are cited in Sheehy. The publication of this volume completes the revision of STC, providing Great Britain and Ireland with a gloriously accurate and comprehensive account of their early printed literature, and providing the whole world with this beautifully produced reference. The revision was originally undertaken in 1946, and taken on (in 1964) and completed by Katharine F. Pantzer. Volume 2 (I-Z) was published first (in 1976) and Volume 1 (A-H) in 1986. The present work breaks new ground in providing annotated indexes of printers and publishers and of places of business in London and elsewhere. It also adds, in a series of appendices, up-to-date summaries of critical aspects of the organization of the London booktrade. With a chronological index compiled by Philip R. Rider. 91/4x121/2". Distributed by Oxford University Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197217917
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/16/1991
Series:
Bibliographic Society Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
10.13(w) x 13.00(h) x 1.69(d)

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