An Index to the Early Printed Books in the British Museum

An Index to the Early Printed Books in the British Museum

Illustrations of more than sixty examples , printed in facsimile by W. Griggs .
Introduction and Descriptions by W. Y. FLETCHER , T.S.A. , late Assistant -
Keeper , Department of Printed Books , British Museum . Text printed by
CONSTABLE .

Author: Robert Proctor

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ISBN: UCAL:C3450632

Category: Incunabula

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Categories: Incunabula

The Aldine Press

The Aldine Press

... Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center , the University of Texas at Austin :
a Descriptive Catalogue , Austin : Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center ,
1998 Frank Isaac , An Index to the Early Printed Books in the British Museum .

Author: University of California, Los Angeles. Library

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520229932

Category: Early printed books

Page: 671

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This catalog provides a descriptive bibliography of books in the Ahmanson-Murphy Aldine collection at the University of California, Los Angeles, together with abbreviated notices of works not at UCLA. Handsomely produced, slipcased, and carefully annotated, this volume should become a major resource for Aldine studies and the history of the book. The Aldine Press revolutionized the production, accessibility, and use of the book. Founded by Aldus Manutius (ca 1452-1515), the press introduced a number of innovations that helped shape the development of the modern book, including italic type and the smaller, pocket-sized volume. By putting the Greek and Latin classics in a form that everyone could afford, it revolutionized scholarship: the uniform Aldine texts made comparison and collation universally available, and they were used in schools. Collectors were interested in the Aldine Press from the beginning; Jean Grolier acquired over two hundred of its publications, often having the books elegantly bound and handsomely illuminated. Since that time, the output of the Aldine Press has been sought after by scholars, book collectors, and librarians. Copies of its books are found in libraries all over the world, where they remain a prized possession and the object of much scholarly research. For thirty-two years, Franklin D. Murphy, who came to UCLA as its sixth chancellor, fostered the expansion of the Aldine collection and encouraged its growth. During the greater part of this long period he was joined in these endeavors by the Ahmanson Foundation, whose constant support permitted the collection to increase in both size and significance. Following Dr. Murphy's death, the Ahmanson Foundation continued its generous support for the expansion of the collection and, in addition, by means of a grant late in 1996, enabled the present catalog to come into existence. This catalog provides a descriptive bibliography of books in the Ahmanson-Murphy Aldine collection at the University of California, Los Angeles, together with abbreviated notices of works not at UCLA. Handsomely produced, slipcased, and carefully annotated, this volume should become a major resource for Aldine studies and the history of the book. The Aldine Press revolutionized the production, accessibility, and use of the book. Founded by Aldus Manutius (ca 1452-1515), the press introduced a number of innovations that helped shape the development of the modern book, including italic type and the smaller, pocket-sized volume. By putting the Greek and Latin classics in a form that everyone could afford, it revolutionized scholarship: the uniform Aldine texts made comparison and collation universally available, and they were used in schools. Collectors were interested in the Aldine Press from the beginning; Jean Grolier acquired over two hundred of its publications, often having the books elegantly bound and handsomely illuminated. Since that time, the output of the Aldine Press has been sought after by scholars, book collectors, and librarians. Copies of its books are found in libraries all over the world, where they remain a prized possession and the object of much scholarly research. For thirty-two years, Franklin D. Murphy, who came to UCLA as its sixth chancellor, fostered the expansion of the Aldine collection and encouraged its growth. During the greater part of this long period he was joined in these endeavors by the Ahmanson Foundation, whose constant support permitted the collection to increase in both size and significance. Following Dr. Murphy's death, the Ahmanson Foundation continued its generous support for the expansion of the collection and, in addition, by means of a grant late in 1996, enabled the present catalog to come into existence.
Categories: Early printed books

Abstractions of Evidence in the Study of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

Abstractions of Evidence in the Study of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

6 My survey of these books includes all American copies, and those at Bodley,
CUL, BL, and Munich BSB. 7 Robert Proctor, Index to Early Printed Books in the
British Museum ... to the year 1500 (London, 1898), #2365, 2372; Catalogue of ...

Author: Joseph A. Dane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351961158

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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In this book, Joseph Dane critiques the use of material evidence in studies of manuscript and printed books by delving into accepted notions about the study of print culture. He questions the institutional and ideological presuppositions that govern medieval studies, descriptive bibliography, and library science. Dane begins by asking what is the relation between material evidence and the abstract statements made about the evidence; ultimately he asks how evidence is to be defined. The goal of this book is to show that evidence from texts and written objects often becomes twisted to support pre-existing arguments; and that generations of bibliographers have created narratives of authorship, printing, reading, and editing that reflect romantic notions of identity, growth, and development. The first part of the book is dedicated to medieval texts and authorship: materials include Everyman, Chaucer's Legend of Good Women, the Anglo-Norman Le Seint Resurrection, and Adam de la Helle's Le Jeu de Robin et Marion. The second half of the book is concerned with abstract notions about books and scholarly definitions about what a book actually is: chapters include studies of basic bibliographical concepts ("Ideal Copy") and the application of such a notion in early editions of Chaucer, the combination of manuscript and printing in the books of Colard Mansion, and finally, examples of the organization of books by an early nineteenth-century book-collector Leander Van Ess. This study is an important contribution to debates about the nature of bibliography and the critical institutions that have shaped its current practice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Early Printed Books and Manuscripts

Early Printed Books and Manuscripts

Proctor ( Robert ) An Index to the Early Printed Books in the British Museum , ist
and 2nd Sections . London , 1898 . Roberts ( William ) Printers ' Marks . London ,
1893 . Sinker ( Robert ) A Catalogue of 15th Century Printed Books in Trinity ...

Author: Bristol (England). Public Libraries

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ISBN: UCAL:$C36613

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Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the UK and Republic of Ireland

Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the UK and Republic of Ireland

5 (1924–5), 193–214 R. G. C. Proctor, An Index to the Early Printed Books in the
British Museum, 2 v. (1898). Covers the period to 1520. C2. British Printed Books
1501–1800. C.250,000 British books printed 1501–1800, reflecting every aspect
 ...

Author: Karen Attar

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781783300167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

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This directory is a handy on-volume discovery tool that will allow readers to locate rare book and special collections in the British Isles. Fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997. this comprehensive and up-to-date guide encompasses collections held in libraries, archives, museums and private hands. The Directory: Provides a national overview of rare book and special collections for those interested in seeing quickly and easily what a library holds Directs researchers to the libraries most relevant for their research Assists libraries considering acquiring new special collections to assess the value of such collections beyond the institution,showing how they fit into a ‘unique and distinctive’ model. Each entry in the Directory provides background information on the library and its purpose, full contact details, the quantity of early printed books, information about particular subject and language strengths, information about unique works and important acquisitions, descriptions of named special collections and deposited collections. Readership: Researchers, academic liaison librarians and library managers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Early Printed Books Arranged by Presses

Early Printed Books Arranged by Presses

Proctor ( R. ) , Index to Early Printed Books in British Museum and Bodleian to
1500 : 1898 ; ditto in B.M. only , 1501–20 ( Pt . I , German only ) , 1903 . Pollard (
A. W. ) , Catal . of 15th cent . Books in Brit . Mus . , Parts I - III ( Germany and part
of ...

Author: Leighton, J. & J., London

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNL9F7

Category: Incunabula

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Categories: Incunabula

Bibliotheca Lindesiana

Bibliotheca Lindesiana

PROCTOR ( R. G. C. ) An Index to the early printed books in the British Museum .
Part II . 1501-1520 . Section I. Germany . 1903 , 8o . THREE hundred notable
books added to the Library of the British Museum under the Keepership of R.

Author: James Ludovic Lindsay Earl of Crawford

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924092481518

Category: Bibliography

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Categories: Bibliography

A Concise Bibliography for Students of English

A Concise Bibliography for Students of English

... the British Museum ) , 352 . $ 184 . Manuscript Collections : American , 353 . $
185 . Manuscript Collections : Miscellaneous , 354 . $ 186 . Incunabula and Early
Printed Books : Major Check and Finding Lists with Their Addenda and Indexes ...

Author: Arthur Garfield Kennedy

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 467

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This literature the fourth edition has also listed; but it has added, with the help of specialists in areas unfamiliar to the editor, a series of studies and monographs in each of the major periods and fields of English literature.
Categories: American literature

Printed Books in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries of London

Printed Books in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries of London

1895 - 8 · The Poems of Bacchylides , from a papyrus in the British Museum .
Edited by F . G ... 1889 A Subject Index of the modern works added to the Library
, 1885 – 90 . ... 1897 Facsimiles from early printed books in the British Museum .

Author: Society of Antiquaries of London. Library

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ISBN: WISC:89098997729

Category: Great Britain

Page: 390

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Categories: Great Britain

Dictionary Catalog of the Rare Book Division

Dictionary Catalog of the Rare Book Division

Author: New York Public Library. Rare Book Division

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433023520277

Category: Broadsides

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Reference tool for Rare Books Collection.
Categories: Broadsides

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature  Volume 1  600 1660

Proctor , R . G . C . An index to the early printed books in Ed A . Hall , Oxford 1709
. the British Museum to the year 1500 . 1898 - 1903 ; Kingsford , Ć . L . English
historical literature in the rev as Catalogue of books printed in the xvth century ...

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521200040

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines