History of the Book and of Reading Selected Reference Sources

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History of the Book and of Reading Selected Reference Sources
History of the Book and of Reading
Selected Reference Sources
Contents:
Research Guides p. 1
Bibliographies p. 1-2
Topical Dictionaries & Encyclopedias p. 2
National Library Catalogues p. 2-3
Manuscripts p. 4
Early Printed Books p. 4-6
Biographical Sources p. 7-8
Electronic Resources p. 8-9
RESEARCH GUIDES
Rosenblum, Joseph. A Bibliographic History of the Book : An Annotated Guide to the
Literature. Magill Bibliographies. Metuchen, N.J. Pasadena, CA: Scarecrow Press ;
Salem Press, 1995.
Winkler, Paul. History of Books and Printing: A Guide to Information Sources.
Detroit: Gale, 1979.
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries. The Hague:
Martinus Nijhoff, 1970 Volumes contain all scholarly valuable books and articles relating to the history of the
printed book and libraries, and to book production, distribution, conservation, description
and analysis. Also included are articles referring to the history of the arts, crafts,
techniques, and equipment in relation to books, and to the book and library in their
economic, social and cultural environment.
Online version: Book History Online
http://www.kb.nl/kb/bho/index2.html
BHO is a database in English on the history of the printed book and libraries. It
contains titles of books and articles on the history of the printed book worldwide. It is
based on ABHB, the Annual Bibliography of the History of the printed Book and
Libraries. BHO contains all ABHB entries from 1990 onwards.
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Besterman, Theodore. Early Printed Books to the End of the Sixteenth Century; a
Bibliography of Bibliographies. 2d ed. Geneve: Societas Bibliographica, 1961.
Besterman, Theodore. World Bibliography of Bibliographies.
Brenni, Vito Joseph. The Art and History of Book Printing : A Topical Bibliography.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984.
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Dictionary Catalogue of the History of Printing from the John M. Wing Foundation in the
Newberry Library. Boston,: G. K. Hall, 1961.
Reproduction of catalog cards of one of the most extensive American libraries of the
history of printing.
Dictionary Catalogue of the History of Printing from the John M. Wing Foundation in the
Newberry Library, 2d Supplement. Boston, Mass.,: G.K. Hall, 1981.
TOPICAL DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Annals of Printing : A Chronological Encyclopaedia from the Earliest Times to 1950.
London: Blandford Press, 1966.
Feather, John. A Dictionary of Book History. London: Croom Helm, 1986.
Green, Jonathon. The Encyclopedia of Censorship. New York, N.Y.: Facts on File, 1990.
Kent, Allen, et al. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. New York: M.
Dekker, 1968.
Stam, David H. International Dictionary of Library Histories. Chicago ; London: Fitzroy
Dearborn, 2001.
Widener | RR 33.10.12
Wiegand, Wayne A., and Donald G. Davis. Encyclopedia of Library History. New York:
Garland Pub.1994.
NATIONAL LIBRARY CATALOGUES
Bibliographies
Domay, Friedrich. World Bibliography of National Bibliographies. Stuttgart: A.
Hiersemann, 1987.
Widener: RR 1.6.5
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 2.1.5
Includes catalogues from all time periods arranged by country. Includes name and title
index.
Retrospective National Bibliographies, an International Directory. München New York:
K.G. Saur, 1986.
Widener: RR 5.23
Arranged by country. Provides brief introduction to the publishing and bibliographic
activities of each country, followed by chronological listing of national bibliographies.
Bell, Barbara L., An Annotated Guide to Current National Bibliographies. 2nd completely
rev. ed. Munchen: K.G. Saur, 1998
Widener | RR 5.7
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France
Bibliothèque Nationale, et al. Catalogue Général Des Livres Imprimés De La
Bibliothèque Nationale. Auteurs. Paris: Imprimerie nationale. 231 vols.
Widener: Loker Reading Room – West end
Germany
Gesamtverzeichnis Des Deutschsprachigen Schrifttums (Gv) : 1700-1910. 161 vols.
Muenchen ; New York ; London ; Paris: Saur, 1979.
Widener: Loker Reading Room – West end
Great Britain
The British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1975. 360 vols. London;
London ; New York: Bingley ; Saur, 1979.
Widener: Loker Reading Room – West end
Italy
Centro nazionale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni,
bibliografiche, Firenze Biblioteca nazionale centrale di, and bibliografiche Istituto
centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni. Bibliografia
Nazionale Italiana. Firenze: [s.n.], 1958. 43 vols.
Widener: B 2303.31F
United States
The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints; a Cumulative Author List Representing
Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
London,: Mansell, 1968.
Widener: Loker Reading Room – West end
European Catalogs - Online
Gabriel
All the European National Library catalogs are available through this site. Provides
detailed information about each library.
http://www.bl.uk/gabriel/index.html
Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog
Allows simultaneous searching of the holdings of many major libraries in Germany,
Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, and the UK.
http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/hylib/en/kvk.html (Also available through the Harvard
Libraries web site – lib.harvard.edu)
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MANUSCRIPTS
Brown, Michelle P. A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600.
Toronto ; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1990. Includes bibliographical
references (p. 9-12) and indexes. [Houghton: Manuscript Department MS Ref-21;
Widener: WID-LC Z40.B76 1993x]
Means, Laurel. Western Manuscripts from Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance : a
Handbook. New York: Garland Pub.,1981.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Widener: RR 621. 1
EARLY PRINTED BOOKS
Bibliography
Brunet, Jacques-Charles. Manuel Du Libraire Et De L'amateur De Livres, Contenant 1
Un Nouveau Dictionnaire Bibliographique. Paris,: G.-P. Maisonneuve & Larose, 1965.
A general bibliography of rare, important, or noteworthy books not limited to any one
period or language, but especially strong for French and Latin.
Widener: B 128.38.10
Early Printed Books – France - Dictionaries
Müller, Jean. Dictionnaire Abrégé Des Imprimeurs Éditeurs Français Du Seizième
Siècle. Baden-Baden: Heitz, 1970.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 86.6
Barbier, Antoine-Alexandre, and J. M. Quérard. Dictionnaire Des Ouvrages Anonymes /
C Antoine Alexandre Barbier. 4 vols. Hildesheim ; New York: G. Olms, 1963.
Widener: WID-LC Z1067.B37 1986x
Early Printed Books – France
British Library. Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in France and of French Books
Printed in Other Countries from 1470 to 1600 in the British Museum. 1st ed. London:
British Museum, 1966.
Widener: WID-LC Z2162 .B75 1966
British, Library. Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in France and of French Books
Printed in Other Countries from 1470 to 1600 Now in the British Library. Supplement.
London: British Library, 1986.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 80.2 Supp.
Widener: Wid-LC Z2162 .B75 1986
Desgraves, Louis. Répertoire Bibliographique Des Livres Imprimés En France Au
Seizième Siècle. 2e éd. ed. 7 vols. Baden-Baden Bouxwiller: V. Koerner, 1989.
Bibliography of books published throughout France, with the exception of Paris. Listings
are arranged by place, publisher, and by date.
Law School: Special Collections Ref Z 2162.D465x 1989
Desgraves, Louis, and Josef Benzing. Répertoire Bibliographique Des Livres Imprimés
En France Au Seizième Siècle. 30 vols. Baden-Baden: Heitz ; V. Koerner, 1968.
Houghton: B 5290.737*
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Harvard College, Library, et al. Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. Cambridge, Mass.:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964.
Part 1: French 16th Century Books
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 81.6 F, HRR 61.6 F
Girard, Alain R., and Anne Le Bouteiller. Catalogue Collectif Des Livres Imprimés À
Paris De 1472 À 1600 : Conservés Dans Les Bibliothèques Publiques De BasseNormandie. Baden-Baden: V. Koerner, 1991.
Widener: WID-LC Z2162 .G57 1991x
Renouard, Philippe. Imprimeurs & Libraires Parisiens Du Xvie Siècle. 5 vols. Paris:
Paris-Musées, 1995.
A series devoted to the careers and works of 16th c. Parisian printers and booksellers.
Listings for printers predominate, and the entries include descriptive notes about their
editions.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 85.68.7
Lyon
Baudrier, Henri Louis, 1815-1884. Bibliographie lyonnaise. Recherches sur les
imprimeurs, libraires, relieurs et fondeurs de lettres de Lyon au XVIe siecle.
Widener: B 5302.2.6
Gültlingen, Sybille von, and René Badagos. Bibliographie Des Livres Imprimés À Lyon
Au Seizième Siècle. Baden-Baden: V. Koerner, 1992.
Houghton: B 5293.160*
Normandy
Aquilon, Pierre. Bibliographie normande : bibliographie des ouvrages imprimés à Caen
et à Rouen au seizième siècle. / Pierre Aquilon. Baden-Baden : V. Koerner, 1980Houghton: B 5293.154*
Strasbourg
Benzing, Josef, Jean Müller, and François Ritter. Bibliographie Strasbourgeoise :
Bibliographie Des Ouvrages Imprimés À Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) Au Xvie Siècle. 3 vols.
Baden-Baden: V. Koerner, 1981.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 85.04.2
Ritter, Francois. Repertoire bibliographique des livres du XVIe siecles, qui se trouvent Ã
la Bibliotheque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg. P.H. Heitz, 1937-1955.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR8504 v. 2-5
Tchemerzine, Avenir, and Lucien Scheler. Bibliographie D'éditions Originales Et Rares
D'auteurs Français Des Xve, Xvie, Xviie, Et Xviiie Siècles. 5 vols. Paris: Hermann, 1977.
Includes detailed bibliographic descriptions, line by line transcriptions, and reproductions
of title pages and engravings.
Widener: WID-LC PQ101.Z99 T43 x 1977
Early Printed Books – Germany
Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des XVI.
Jahrhunderts : VD 16 / herausgegeben von der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek in
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München in Verbindung mit der Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel ; [Redaktion,
Irmgard Bezzel]. Stuttgart : Anton Hiersemann, 1983-2000.
Catalogue of books, including non-German language, published in German speaking
areas (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Alsace) during the 16th century.
Widener: WID-LC Z1014 .V47 1983 F
Borchling, Conrad, and Bruno Claussen. Niederdeutsche Bibliographie :
Gesamtverzeichnis Der Niederdeutschen Drucke Bis Zum Jahre 1800. Neumünster: K.
Wachholtz, 1931.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR3431 F Widener: B 5320.29 F
British, Library, and David Paisey. Catalogue of Books Printed in the German-Speaking
Countries and of German Books Printed in Other Countries from 1601 to 1700 Now in
the British Library. 5 vols. London: British Library, 1994.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR95822
Proctor, Robert, Museum British, and Books Dept. of Printed. An Index of German
Books, 1501-1520 in the British Museum. 2nd ed. London: Holland Press, 1954.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 517
Widener: B 4752.12
Early Printed Books - Italy
British Library. Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in Italy and of Italian Books
Printed in Other Countries from 1465 to 1600 Now in the British Library. London: The
Library, 1986.
Widener: WID-LC Z2342 .B75 1986x
British Library. Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in Italy and of Italian Books
Printed in Other Countries from 1465 to 1600 Now in the British Library. Supplement.
London Wolfeboro, N.H.: The Library, 1986.
Widener: WID-LC Z2342 .B75 1986x Suppl.
Marshall, Robert G. Short-Title Catalog of Books Printed in Italy and of Books in Italian
Printed Abroad, 1501-1600, Held in Selected North American Libraries. Boston,: G. K.
Hall, 1970. 3 vols.
Widener: WID-LC Z2342 .S56
Harvard College, Library, et al. Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. Cambridge, Mass.:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964.
Part 2: Italian 16th Century Books
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 81.6 F, HRR 61.6 F
Ascarelli, Fernanda. Le Cinquecentine Romane. Censimento Delle Edizioni Romane Del
Xvi Secolo Possedute Dalle Biblioteche Di Roma. Milano,: Etimar, 1972.
Widener: B 5498.1.15F
Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni,
bibliografiche. Le Edizioni Italiane Del Xvi Secolo : Censimento Nazionale. Roma: Istituto
centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni
bibliografiche, 1985.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR 61.3 F Vol. 1 is 2nd ed. 1990
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Le Edizioni Del Xvi Secolo. 4 vols. Milano: Biblioteca nazionale braidense, 1981.
Contains indexes by date and by printer.
Widener: WID-LC Z2342 .E34 1981
Bingen, Nicole. Philausone (1510-1660) : Répertoire Des Ouvrages En Langue Italienne
Publiés Dans Les Pays De Langue Française De 1500 À 1660.
Genève: Librairie Droz, 1994.
BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARIES
France
Bayle, Pierre, and Pierre Desmaizeaux. Dictionnaire Historique Et Critique. 5. éd., rev.,
cor., et augm. ed. Basle,: Brandmuller, 1738.
Widener: 38561.9F
Michaud, J. Fr, Louis Gabriel Michaud, and C. P. Landon. Biographie Universelle,
Ancienne Et Moderne, Ou, Histoire, Par Ordre Alphabétique, De La Vie Publique Et
Privée De Tous Les Hommes Qui Se Sont Fait Remarquer Par Leurs Écrits, Leurs
Actions, Leurs Talents, Leurs Vertus Ou Leurs Crimes : Ouvrage Entièrement Neuf. 85
vols. Paris: Michaud frères, 1811.
Houghton: Reading Room HRR
Widener: H 1038.11.5 47
Oettinger, Eduard Maria. Bibliographie Biographique, Ou, Dictionnaire De 26,000
Ouvrages, Tant Anciens Que Modernes, Relatifs À L'histoire De La Vie Publique Et
Privée Des Hommes Célèbres De Tous Les Temps Et De Toutes Les Nations, Depuis
Le Commencement Du Monde Jusqu'à Nos Jours ... : Formant L'indispensable
Supplément À La "Biographie Universelle" De G.L. Michaud Et À Tous Les Dictionnaires
Historiques. Leipzic: Chez Guillaume Engelmann, 1850.
Widener: H 1030.5
Moréri, Louis, Claude-Pierre Goujet, and Étienne François Drouet. Le Grand
Dictionnaire Historique, Ou Le Mêlange Curieux De L'histoire Sacrée Et Profane, Qui
Contient En Abrégé L'histoire Fabuleuse Des Dieux & Des Héros De L'antiquité
Païenne: Les Vies Et Les Actions Remarquables Des Patriarches; Des Empereurs; Des
Rois, Des Princes Illustres Des Grands Capitaines; Des Papes ... L'histoire Des
Religions & Sectes Des Chrétiens, Des Juifs & Des Païens: Des Conciles Généraux &
Particuliers ... L'établissement Et Fondateurs: Les Généalogies Des Familles Illustres De
France, & Des Autres Pays De L'europe: La Description Des Empirés, Royaumes,
Républiques, Provinces, Villes, Isles, Montagnes. Nouv. éd. ed. Paris,: Les libraires
associés, 1759.
Widener: H 1006.74.14F
Index Biographique Français. 2ème ed. 7 vols. München: K.G. Saur, 1998.
Widener: RR 1771.5.2
Archives Biographiques Françaises. London ; New York: K.G. Saur, 1988.
Widener: Microfiche RR 25 (See Index Biographique above)
A single-alphabet cumulation of 180 of the most important biographical reference works
covering 140,000 individuals. The lives of individuals covered in the Archives
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Biographiques Françaises (ABF) date from the very beginnings of French civilisation up
to the turn of the present century.
Germany
Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie. 2. Aufl. von 1875. ed. 56 vols. Berlin: Duncker &
Humblot, 1967.
The outstanding German biographical dictionary. Living persons not included.
Widener: RR 1786.2.2
Deutscher Biographischer Index = German Biographical Index. 2. kumulierte und
erweiterte Aufl. ed. München ; New York: K.G. Saur, 1998.
Widener: RR 1786.3.2 F
Italy
Ghisalberti, Alberto Maria, and italiana Istituto della Enciclopedia. Dizionario Biografico
Degli Italiani. Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana, 1960.
Widener: RR 1781.5
Indice Biografico Italiano. 4 vols. München ; New York: K.G. Saur, 1993.
Widener: RR 1581.4F
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE HARVARD LIBRARIES
WEB SITE (lib.harvard.edu)
Handpress Book Database
The Hand Press Books file (HPB) includes more than 660,000 records for European
printing of the hand-press period from the Consortium of European Research Libraries
(CERL), whose 48 members represent national and university libraries in 25 countries.
The HPB file is the first and only online union catalog for European hand press books
produced c. 1455 to 1830.
EEBO – Early English Books Online
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digitized versions of titles listed in the
following reference sources:
Pollard & Redgrave's A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, &
Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640 ("STC I") and Donald Wing's A
Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British
America, and of English Books Printed in Other Countries, 1641-1700 ("STC II")
EEBO also includes the contents of another microfilm collection, Thomason Tracts,
which contains more than 22,000 broadsides ranging from political speeches to religious
tracts to newspaper stories from the period 1640-60. Altogether, EEBO contains over
125,000 titles, covering a broad range of subjects such as literature, history, music, art,
linguistics, and religion.
English Short Title Catalog
The English Short Title Catalogue contains records for works printed in any language in
England or its dependencies from the beginning of printing through the end of the
eighteenth century, as well as works printed in English anywhere else in the world during
that period. Subject headings appear in records for items published in 1700 or earlier.
Dates of coverage: 1473-1800.
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Historical Abstracts
Historical Abstracts is a reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the
present. The database offers annotated references to information on topics from the
Renaissance to the present -over half a million entries in all.
Currently over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the
database, including key historical journals from virtually every major country.
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
The History of Science, Technology, and Medicine database includes books, book
chapters, and journal articles in the areas of medicine and social science, as well as
science and technology. It is the electronic equivalent of four printed indexes:
Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences, 1976-.
Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, 1987-. [Book reviews included]
Current Work in the History of Medicine (here called Wellcome Bibliography of the
History of Medicine), 1991- . [No book reviews]
Bibliografia italiana di storia della scienza, 1982- . [Book reviews included]
MLA Bibliography
The MLA International Bibliography, produced by the Modern Language Association,
consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and
folklore, and includes book and printing history. Coverage from 1963 to the present. The
MLA International Bibliography provides access to scholarly research in over 3,000
journals and series. It also covers relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings,
bibliographies, and other formats.
SCIPIO
Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs describes art auction and rare book catalogs for sales
from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions not yet held. Records include the
dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of
works.
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