Bibliography - McGill University

GLIS-644 Reading List
Fredson Bowers. Principles of Bibliographical Description. Princeton: 1949. (Reprinted 1994).
Philip Gaskell. A New Introduction to Bibliography. Oxford: 1972. (Reprinted 1995).
John Bush Jones, comp.
University Press, 1974.
Readings in descriptive bibliography.
[Kent, Ohio]: Kent State
Jacques Lemaire. Introduction à la codicologie. Louvain-le-Neuve: 1989.
Ronald B. McKerrow. An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford: 1926.
M. J. Pearce. A workbook of analytical & descriptive bibliography. London : Bingley, 1970.
Richard Anthony Sayce. Compositorial practices and the localization of printed books, 15301800. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, Bodleian Library, 1979.
J.H. Steinberg. Five Hundred Years of Printing. 3rd ed. Harmondsworth: 1974.
G. Thomas Tanselle. "A Sample Bibliographical Description with Commentary."
Bibliography 40 (1987): 1-30.
Studies in
————. "The Arrangement of Descriptive Bibliographies." Studies in Bibliography 37 (1984):
Phillipa Bernard. Antiquarian Books. A Companion for Booksellers, Librarians and Collectors.
Aldershot: 1994.
C.M. Briquet. Les filigranes: dictionnaire des marques du papier dès leur apparition vers 1282
jusqu'en 1600. Amsterdam: 1968.
John Carter. An ABC For Book Collectors. 7th ed. London: 1995.
W.A. Churchill. Watermarks in Paper in Holland, England, France etc. in the XVII and XVIII
Centuries. Amsterdam: 1965.
John Feather. A Dictionary of Book History. New York: 1986.
Geoffrey Glaister. Glossary of the Book. London: 1979. (2nd ed. 1996).
Nicolas Barker, ed. A Potencie of Life: Books in Society. London: 1993.
David Bland. A History of Book Illustration. 2nd ed. London: 1969.
Harry Carter. A View of Early Typography Up To About 1600. Oxford: 1969.
John Carter. Taste and Technique in Book Collecting. London: 1970.
———— and Percy Muir. Printing and the Mind of Man. London: 1967.
———— and Graham Pollard. An Enquiry Into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth-Century
Pamphlets. 2nd ed. London: 1983.
Roderick Cave. Rare Book Librarianship. 2nd ed. London: 1982.
William E. Coleman. Watermarks in the Manuscripts of Boccaccio's "Il Teseida": A Catalogue,
Codicological Study and Album. Florence: 1997.
Seymour de Ricci. English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts. New York: 1930.
Elizabeth Eisenstein. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change. New York: 1979.
Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin. The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 14501800. London: 1976.
Mirjam Foot. Studies in the History of Bookbinding. Aldershot: 1993.
Harry Y. Gamble. Books and Readers in the Early Church. New Haven/London: 1995.
E.P. Goldschmidt. Gothic and Renaissance Bookbindings. London: 1928.
D.C. Greetham. Textual Scholarship: An Introduction. New York: 1992.
W.W. Greg. Collected Papers. Oxford: 1960. (Especially "The Rationale of Copy-Text").
History of the book in Canada. Toronto: c2004- (vols. 1-3).
Dard Hunter. Paper Making: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft. New York: 1978.
W.A. Jackson. "The Importance of Rare Books and Manuscripts in a University Library", in his
Records of a Bibliographer. Cambridge: 1967, pp. 225-236.
Adrian Johns. The Nature of the Book. Chicago, 1998.
Dan H. Lawrence. "A Portrait of the Author as a Bibliography". The Book Collector 35 (Summer
1986): 165-177.
Alexander Lawson. Anatomy of a Typeface. Boston: 1990.
Harold Love. Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-century England. Oxford: 1993.
Alberto Manguel. A History of Reading. Toronto: 1996.
————. The library at night. Toronto: 2006.
Henri-Jean Martin et al. Historie de l'edition française. Paris: 1983-1986.
McKenzie, D. F. Bibliography and the sociology of texts. Cambridge, U.K.; New York:
Cambridge University Press, 1999.
David McKitterick. "Author Bibliographies". The Book Collector. 32 (Winter 1983): 391-410.
James Moran. Printing Presses: History and Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern
Times. Berkeley: 1973.
Paul Needham. "Fragments of Books: Dutch Prototypography in the Van Ess Library," "So
Precious a Foundation". The Library of Leander Van Ess at the Burke Library of the General
Theological Seminary in the City of New York. (New York: Union Theological Seminary/Grolier
Club, 1996), 85-110.
Paul Needham. Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings, 400-1600. New York: 1979.
Howard Nixon. Five Centuries of English Bookbinding. London: 1978.
George L. Parker. The Beginnings of the Book Trade in Canada. Toronto: 1985.
David Pearson. Provenance Research in Book History: A Handbook. London: 1994.
Henry Petroski. The book on the bookshelf. New York: 1999.
Michael Sadlier. The Evolution of Publishers' Binding Styles, 1770-1900. London: 1930.
Paul Saenger, "Impact of the Early Printed Page on the History of Reading", Bulletin du bibliophile
no. 2 (1996), 237-300.
Richard B. Sher,
The Enlightenment & the book : Scottish authors & their publishers in
eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, & America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Oliver Simon. Introduction to Typography. London: 1946.
Margaret M Smith. The title-page, its early development, 1460-1510. London: British Library;
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2000.
Allan Stevenson. The Problem of the Missale Speciale. London: 1967.
D.B. Updike. Printing Types. 3rd ed. Cambridge: 1962.
Richard Altick. The Scholar Adventurers. New York: 1950.
Nicholas A. Basbanes. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for
Books. New York: 1995.
Terry Belanger. "Envoi: Meditations by the Captain of the Iceberg," in The Book Encompassed:
Studies in Twentieth-Century Bibliography, ed. Peter Davison. Cambridge: 1992, pp. 320-309.
Italo Calvino. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. New York: 1981.
A.N.L. Munby. Portrait of an Obession. New York: 1967.
Roger E. Stoddard. A library-keeper's business. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll, 2002.
Daniel Traister. "The Rare Book Librarian's Day'. Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship 1, 2
(Fall 1986): 93-105.
Wesley Towner. The Elegant Auctioneers. New York: 1970.
Among others, the following: The Book Collector, The Library, Papers of the Bibliographical
Society of America, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, Bulletin du bibliophile, Revue
française d'historie du livre, Book History, Gutenberg-Jahrbuch.
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