A new introduction to bibliography

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Clarendon Press, Jul 27, 1972 - Design - 438 pages
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Philip Gaskell's A New Introduction to Bibliography (usually shorthanded as simply "Gaskell") provides a good introduction to the transmission of texts, from the hand-press period through the middle ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Printing Type
8
Composition
40
Paper
56
Imposition
78
The Warehouse
142
Decoration and Illustration
154
Patterns of Production
160
Printing Machines
251
Processes of Reproduction
266
Mechanical Composition and Type 18751950
274
Printing Practice in the Machinepress Period
289
The Book Trade in Britain and America since 1800
297
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPLICATIONS
311
Bibliographical Description
321
Textual Bibliography
336

The English Book Trade to 1800
171
Survival and Change
191
Plates
201
Type 18001875
207
Paper in the Machinepress Period
214
Edition Binding
231
The treatment of accidentals p
358
B Four Specimen Bibliographical Descriptions
368
Two Examples
381
REFERENCE BIBLIOGRAPHY
392
INDEX
414
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About the author (1972)

Philip Gaskell, Litt.D., who is a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, taught English Literature for many years at Cambridge University, and was also Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author of "Morvern Transformed; A New Introduction to Bibliography; From Writer to Reader; Trinity College Library: The First 100 Years;" and "Standard Written English: A Guide.