Bibliography

I think the most concise introduction to the history of bibliography is Roberson (2001).[1] It’s a short 4 pages that contains brief reviews of the basic major works which benefit students of bibliography.

The four standard textbooks on bibliography are:[1]

1 – Ronald McKerrow’s An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students (1928)

2 – Ronald McKerrow’s Esdaile’s Manual of Bibliography (1931)

3 – Fredson Bowers’ Principles of Bibliographical Description (1949)

4 – Philip Gaskell’s A New Introduction to Bibliography (1974)

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) is often considered the Father of Bibliography. Check The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (1915) page 53 for more on him: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Papers_of_the_Bibliographical_Societ/v5Y_AQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

Bibliography

Cave, Roderick. “Historical Bibliographical Work: Its Role in Library Education.” Journal of Education for Librarianship, vol. 21, no. 2, 1980, pp. 109–121. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40368582. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. “Bibliographical History as a Field of Study.” Studies in Bibliography, vol. 41, 1988, pp. 33–63. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40371876. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. “The Arrangement of Descriptive Bibliographies.” Studies in Bibliography, vol. 37, 1984, pp. 1–38. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40371791. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. “Bibliography and Science.” Studies in Bibliography, vol. 27, 1974, pp. 55–89. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40371588. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. “A Description of Descriptive Bibliography.” Studies in Bibliography, vol. 45, 1992, pp. 1–30. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40371955. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Skinner, Marilyn B. “Scholarly Publication: An Annotated Bibliography.” The Classical World, vol. 79, no. 3, 1986, pp. 182–184. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/4349842. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Winship, Michael. Libraries & Culture, vol. 32, no. 1, 1997, pp. 155–157. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25548510. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Newton, A. Edward. Bibliography and Pseudo-Bibliography. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1936. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv4w3x4r. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Journals

https://www.jstor.org/subject/bibliog

References:

[1] – Roberson, M. (2001). A brief history of bibliographies. Social Epistemology, 15(1), 5–8. doi:10.1080/02691720110049189

[2] – GASKELL, P., 1995, A New Introduction to Bibliography. https://archive.org/details/newintroductiont0000gask/mode/1up. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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