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A. F. (Alfred Forbes) Johnson

A. F. (Alfred Forbes) Johnson  

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 (1884–1972) Type design historian and British Museum librarian (see british library).Johnson was a pioneer in 16th-century French and Italian bibliography, with special reference to studying ...
African Book Publishing Record

African Book Publishing Record  

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A current bibliography that provides extensive coverage of new and forthcoming books in sub-Saharan African countries. It has appeared quarterly since 1975, each issue containing full bibliographical ...
appendix

appendix  

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(app.)Supplement to a volume containing material that supports content in the main text. Appendices may comprise tables, lists of entities or events, charts, questionnaires, texts or translations of ...
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand

Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand  

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Founded in 1969, modelled on the Bibliographical Society (UK) and the Bibliographical Society of America, BSANZ encourages research in physical bibliography. A journal, the BSANZ Bulletin, commenced ...
Bibliographies

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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655 words

The ancestors of modern literary bibliography in France are such works as Sorel's Bibliothèque française, Baillet's Jugements

bibliography

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
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179 words

Deriving from the Greek biblios (‘book’) and graphē (‘writing’), the term ‘bibliography’ denotes the branch of learning devoted to the

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John Wagstaff

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
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1,850 words
‘Bibliography’ has two distinct meanings. The definition perhaps more generally recognized by the non-specialist is of a listing of documentary sources relating to a particular topic, for ... More
bibliography (1)

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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1,217 words

The study of books. Bibliography has five branches that often overlap: enumerative bibliography; analytical bibliography; descriptive bibliography; textual bibliography; historical

bibliography (2)

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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33 words

A list of MSS, books, and articles cited or referred to in a scholarly work, or thought relevant to its

Book Club of California

Book Club of California  

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Founded in 1912 ‘to advance the study of letters and the promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books’. Since 1914 it has published books on the book ...
Book Collector

Book Collector  

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Founded in 1952 in succession to The Book Handbook (1947–51). Its original editorial board included the antiquarian bookseller Percy Muir, the scholar and bibliophile John Hayward, and the novelist ...
catalogues of books, MS and print

catalogues of books, MS and print  

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Catalogues record ownership, usually availability, sometimes noting donations or provenance, and are compiled with the purpose of publicly imparting this information. Catalogues of books, whether in ...
Charlton Hinman

Charlton Hinman  

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(1911–77)A modern pioneer in the study of Shakespeare's texts. His two‐volume The Printing and Proof‐Reading of the First Folio (1963) offers a detailed analysis of how the first folio ...
collation

collation  

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A ‘bringing together’, used in various literary senses. In textual criticism, collation is the process of comparing differing manuscripts or editions of the same work in order to establish a ...
Donald Wing

Donald Wing  

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(1904–72),American scholar, librarian, and bibliographer, who was responsible for compiling the Short‐Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and British America, and of ...
encyclopedias

encyclopedias  

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It was the Enlightenment which developed the modern encyclopedia. The first original Italian encyclopedia of note is the Nuovo dizionario scientifico e curioso sacro-profano of Gianfranco Pivati ...
endmatter

endmatter  

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Material following a book’s main text, such as appendix(es), endnotes, glossary, bibliography, and index, in that order. Alternative terms are ‘subsidiaries’, ‘back matter’, ‘endlims’, ‘postlims’.
Henry Bradshaw

Henry Bradshaw  

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 (1831–86) English scholar, librarian, and bibliographer.Bradshaw was a leading British authority who brought together bibliography and codicology, establishing the foundations of modern ...
history of the book

history of the book  

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A complex of intellectual and cultural enquiries, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary in nature, which are concerned with the book and its production, dissemination, and consumption, in relation ...
Imprimatur

Imprimatur  

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Annual published by the Gesellschaft der Bücherfreunde zu Hamburg (1930–37). After 1937, it was the periodical of the Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen. Its central themes include bibliophily, ...

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