Principles of Bibliographical Description

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St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1986 - Reference - 505 pages
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This comprehensive manual remains the central book in bibliographical work, and an essential tool for researchers and students in all fields.

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

This is the definitive book on the subject. Bowers provides a "formula" for just about any type of pre-1830 signature combination that exists. However, this is the driest book I've ever read. Try ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bree - Goodreads

DENSE!! Thank goodness for rare book school or I never would have understood what he was talking about. :) I hope I get to use his collation formula's in my job someday! Not for the uninitiated and really only for those who love rare books. Read full review


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Fredson Bowers is Linden Kent Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia.

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