A New Introduction to Bibliography

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: Winchester, UK : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9781584560364

Category: Reference

Page: 438

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"First published in 1972 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted with corrections by Oak Knoll Press/St. Paul's Bibliographies in 1995. Reprinted in 2000, 2002, 2006 & 2007"--T.p. verso.
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A New Introduction to Bibliography

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 438

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"By his choice of title Dr. Gaskell relates the present work to R. B. McKerrow's Introductiont o Bibliography for Literary Students published in its final form 45 years ago. McKerrow's primary concern was to show how far the transmission of literary texts might be affected by the processes of printing and to provide students of literature with the basic technique necessary for the tackling of bibliographical problems. Pre-eminent as an editor of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literary texts, bibliographer, printer, and publisher, his interests were wide-ranging and he was all the more successful as a teacher of others in that he never ceased to learn himself. His scientific definition of methods, the way in which he laid his foundations brick by brick, his honesty and cautious appraisal of results, his precision and lucidity combined with shrewdness and ingenuity and an extraordinary flair for detection, resulted in an unique achievement which was to prove an indispensable tool for generations of literary students. The New Introduction is neither a revision of McKerrow nor McKerrow brought up to date. It is a new and different book, going a long way beyond its predecessor in point of time since it includes a general survey of the machine-press period up to I950, whereas McKerrow had stopped at 800o. Although Dr. Gaskell agrees with McKerrow when he declares that 'bibliography's over-riding responsibility must be to determine a text in its most accurate form', a good deal of what he gives us is concerned with printing and book-trade history and related only indirectly to the establishment of the text. A masterly consolidation of the results of authoritative bibliographical research during the past half century, the New Introduction is an invaluable work of reference which no library concerned with literary studies, printing history, or librarianship can afford to do without. It is not a teaching, do-it-yourself book like McKerrow; it asks few questions and its range of literary reference is comparatively restricted, although what there is is apt and illuminating. To suggest that there may still be room for a book on the lines of McKerrow is not intended as a criticism of a work which would have delighted him. Although described by the author as a 'manual', it is a most readable, fascinating book, in which a large amount of technical information has been digested and presented with superlative skill. For lucidity and precision Dr. Gaskell cannot be faulted; he writes vividly and with zest, and his descriptions of the production routines of the printing house have an actuality which derives from his own practical knowledge and expertise as a printer." -- from JSTOR (The Review of English Studies Vol. 24, No. 96 (Nov., 1973), pp. 526-529).
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A New Introduction to Bibliography

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 438

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"By his choice of title Dr. Gaskell relates the present work to R. B. McKerrow's Introductiont o Bibliography for Literary Students published in its final form 45 years ago. McKerrow's primary concern was to show how far the transmission of literary texts might be affected by the processes of printing and to provide students of literature with the basic technique necessary for the tackling of bibliographical problems. Pre-eminent as an editor of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literary texts, bibliographer, printer, and publisher, his interests were wide-ranging and he was all the more successful as a teacher of others in that he never ceased to learn himself. His scientific definition of methods, the way in which he laid his foundations brick by brick, his honesty and cautious appraisal of results, his precision and lucidity combined with shrewdness and ingenuity and an extraordinary flair for detection, resulted in an unique achievement which was to prove an indispensable tool for generations of literary students. The New Introduction is neither a revision of McKerrow nor McKerrow brought up to date. It is a new and different book, going a long way beyond its predecessor in point of time since it includes a general survey of the machine-press period up to I950, whereas McKerrow had stopped at 800o. Although Dr. Gaskell agrees with McKerrow when he declares that 'bibliography's over-riding responsibility must be to determine a text in its most accurate form', a good deal of what he gives us is concerned with printing and book-trade history and related only indirectly to the establishment of the text. A masterly consolidation of the results of authoritative bibliographical research during the past half century, the New Introduction is an invaluable work of reference which no library concerned with literary studies, printing history, or librarianship can afford to do without. It is not a teaching, do-it-yourself book like McKerrow; it asks few questions and its range of literary reference is comparatively restricted, although what there is is apt and illuminating. To suggest that there may still be room for a book on the lines of McKerrow is not intended as a criticism of a work which would have delighted him. Although described by the author as a 'manual', it is a most readable, fascinating book, in which a large amount of technical information has been digested and presented with superlative skill. For lucidity and precision Dr. Gaskell cannot be faulted; he writes vividly and with zest, and his descriptions of the production routines of the printing house have an actuality which derives from his own practical knowledge and expertise as a printer." -- from JSTOR (The Review of English Studies Vol. 24, No. 96 (Nov., 1973), pp. 526-529).
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Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Literature of the U.S.A.

Author: Clarence Gohdes,Sanford E. Marovitz

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822305927

Category: Reference

Page: 255

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The Bibliographical Guide remains the most useful handbook of its kind now available to scholars for research in the field. The fifth revised edition includes updating and considerable but highly selective expansion as well as a section on Women's Studies. This edition includes over 100 new editions as well as more than 750 additional studies and reference works for a total of approximately 1,900 reference items, all annotated with the exception of a few with explanatory subtitles.
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The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature:

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521200042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1282

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
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An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies

Author: Craig S. Abbott,William Proctor Williams

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 1603292357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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To a reader of Joyce's Ulysses, it makes a difference whether one of Stephen Dedalus's first thoughts is "No mother" (as in the printed version) or "No, mother!" (as in the manuscript). The scholarship surrounding such textual differences--and why this discipline should concern readers and literary scholars alike--is the focus of William Proctor Williams and Craig S. Abbott's acclaimed handbook. This updated, fourth edition outlines the study of texts' composition, revision, physical embodiments, process of transmission, and manner of reception; describes how new technologies such as digital imaging and electronic tagging have changed the way we produce, read, preserve, and research texts; discusses why these matters are central to a historical understanding of literature; and shows how the insights, methods, and products of bibliographical and textual studies can be applied to other branches of scholarship.
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Bibliography in Literature, Folklore, Language, and Linguistics

Essays on the Status of the Field

Author: David William Foster,James Raymond Kelly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786414475

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 164

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While the academic world devoted to literary study has been absorbed with new and distinct forms of literary criticism, bibliography has received scant attention--much less than in former times when it was understood as more than just an aid to research. Enormous changes have taken place in enumerative bibliography over the past thirty years, especially with the widespread use of computers, but these changes have gone unrecognized as bibliography has gone unappreciated. This work is a collection of essays concentrating exclusively on bibliography and its uses in the academic world, especially in literature, folklore, language, and linguistics. The book begins with a discussion of what bibliography is, what it does, and how to create the optimum bibliography. Other subjects include bibliography and postcolonialism, critical theory and bibliography in cross-disciplinary environments, issues and problems with tools for feminist and women's studies scholars in literature, strategies for the incorporation of pluridisciplinary work, bibliographical databases and databased bibliographies, and ideas for the future of the MLA International Bibliography.
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A New Introduction to Islam

Author: Daniel W. Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357727

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition. Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations
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