Cataloguing Discrepancies: The Printed York Breviary of 1493

Cataloguing Discrepancies: The Printed York Breviary of 1493

by Andrew Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442641975

ISBN-13: 9781442641976

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Cataloguing Discrepancies reviews the description and cataloguing, from the early eighteenth century to the present day, of an early English Breviary, printed in 1493. With a critical eye, Andrew Hughes summarizes the work that has been done on this liturgical book, of which two complete copies and a number of fragments are extant. How these copies have been

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Cataloguing Discrepancies reviews the description and cataloguing, from the early eighteenth century to the present day, of an early English Breviary, printed in 1493. With a critical eye, Andrew Hughes summarizes the work that has been done on this liturgical book, of which two complete copies and a number of fragments are extant. How these copies have been described - and more importantly how these accounts differ - is a central question of this volume.

Based on the discrepancies and errors in the existing catalogues of medieval liturgical books, many of which repeat erroneous information for generations, the authors illustrate the defects, problems, and opportunities encountered when technologies of the fifteenth and the twenty-first centuries converge. Not only questioning existing bibliographical practices, Cataloguing Discrepancies suggests practical means for improvements to the future description of early printed books of this kind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442641976
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Describing the Breviary and its Cataloguers
  2. The Liturgical Context
  3. The Manuscripts and Printed Editions
  4. Modern Technology
  5. Recommendations and Conclusions

Appendix 1: Comparative Inventory and Structural Inventory

Appendix 2: Sources

Appendix 3: Resources for Early Printed Books; Bibliography of Catalogues

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