A Manual of Practical Bibliography (Google eBook)

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Routledge, 1906 - Bibliography - 175 pages
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Page 134 - Typographical antiquities: or an historical account of the origin and progress of printing in Great Britain and Ireland...
Page 134 - NOEL) A HISTORY of the ART of PRINTING, from its Invention to its Wide-spread Development in the Middle of the Sixteenth Century.
Page 136 - A MANUAL OF HISTORICAL LITERATURE, comprising Brief Descriptions of the most Important Histories in English, French, and German, together with Practical Suggestions as to Methods and Courses of Historical Study, for the Use of Students, General Readers, and Collectors of Books.
Page 11 - Chess, 1474," the first book ever printed in England, from a stall in Holland, for about two groschen, or twopence of our money. He sold it to Osborne for twenty pounds, and as many books as came to twenty pounds more. Osborne resold this inimitable windfall to Dr. Askew for sixty guineas. At Dr. Askew's sale...
Page 49 - ... writers who are no longer living. But in the case of a new or contemporary writer it is obviously impossible to foresee which name will appear in most of his works or under which name he will become best known. The latter requirement was also vigorously denounced by James Duff Brown, who remonstrated : What is the 'best-known' name of any author? Here is a conundrum which would puzzle Plato himself. Is it the name by which he was best known to his contemporaries, or the name which would legally...
Page 135 - ALA' Library; 5,000 Volumes for a Popular Library Selected by the American Library Association and Shown at the World's Columbian Exposition.
Page 3 - Books : in a more extended sense, it denotes the knowledge of books, as it regards, fast, the materials of which they are composed; secondly, the subjects discussed by their respective authors; thirdly, the knowledge of the different editions of books, their degrees of rarity, curiosity, and real value ; >and lastly, the rank which they ought to hold in the system of classification, adopted for arranging a Library.
Page 2 - Bibliography literally signifies the description of books: in a more extended sense, it denotes the knowledge of books, as it regards, first, the materials of which they are composed; secondly, the subjects discussed by their respective authors, thirdly, the knowledge of the different editions of books, their degrees of rarity, curiosity, and real value; and lastly, the rank which they ought to hold in the system of classification, adopted for arranging a...
Page 41 - Author, Title, Place of Publication, Date of Publication, Printers or Publishers, Number of Volumes, Sizes, Pagination, Contents as regards illustrations and other extras, and even such external matters as binding. The word is also applied to the actual work of checking the make-up of a book to see if it is complete. It is not always the practice...
Page 95 - The title. 2. The time of first publication. 3. The name and place of abode of the publisher.

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