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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

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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 ...
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, ...
Konrad Gesner

Konrad Gesner  

(1516–65),Swiss biologist, philologist, and bibliographer. He was born in Zürich and educated in Basel, where he studied medicine, and then in Paris and Montpellier. On returning to the Swiss ...
Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences  

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Created in 1952 (together with the academy) by an amalgamation of the existing libraries of the country’s principal learned societies. The head of the network of specialist libraries at the ...
Library of the Royal Netherlands Book Trade Association

Library of the Royal Netherlands Book Trade Association  

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Founded in 1841 by the booksellers J. L. C. Jacob and Muller, the library has been on permanent loan to Amsterdam University Library since 1958. It consists of more than ...
literary History

literary History  

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The practice of recounting in narrative form some process of change in a given body of literature (e.g. in a national literature or in a genre such as drama); or an example of such an account of ...
Oak Knoll Press

Oak Knoll Press  

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*Publisher in New Castle, Delaware, specializing in books about books, bibliography, history of the book, book collecting, the book arts, and the book trade. Founded in 1976 by Robert Fleck ...

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