A New Introduction to Bibliography

A New Introduction to Bibliography In recent years there has been increasing interest in the textual problems of the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth centuries The only really acceptable modern textbook on physical bibliography Th

  • Title: A New Introduction to Bibliography
  • Author: Philip Gaskell
  • ISBN: 9781884718137
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • In recent years there has been increasing interest in the textual problems of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries The only really acceptable modern textbook on physical bibliography The Library

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    1. I read particular chunks of this, and skimmed most of it. It's not really designed to be read cover to cover (unless you are very interested in rare books bibliography), but more a guide to further existing bibliographic knowledge. I personally find that Gaskell is much easier to comprehend than Bowers, and is much easier to use as a guide and manual, rather than establishing every possible occurrence that could happen when writing a bibliographic record (ahem Bowers).

    2. There is an intellectual legacy in bibliographical studies. Amongst such traditional bibliographical pioneers as Pollard, McKerrow, Greg, Bowers, and Tanselle, Phillip Gaskell must surely be included in the list. His "New Introduction" is still the most comprehensible work in the genre, and it has remained to be the standard virtually since its first impression and distribution. The book guides the reader through bibliographical terminology by providing sufficiently detailed descriptions of the [...]

    3. This book is the standard book for learning about antique books. (So I have been led to believe by UCL and the people at my work). It gives in Great detail every aspect of book production from the hand-press period, (making paper, ink, layout, type, binding etc.) as well as for 19th century book production. It answers a lot of questions and is a great referrence. It is however a little dull to read all the way through. And suffers from the problem of trying to explain in words complicated physic [...]

    4. I learned a lot in this book, although it is only useful information about the history of book publishing and the used book trade. Still, absolutely fascinating to someone like me. It truly is something of a trade "bible." Anything you want to know about the field of bibliography--it's in there.

    5. This book was my constant companion during my rare book cataloging internship. I used it any time I was having trouble determining a book's format or formulating collation. It's an exercise to read through, but densely packed with great information on books of both the hand-press and machine-press eras. It's a classic.

    6. An excellent source on the history of paper and book production during the hand-press and machine-press period. The guide to bibliography is well organized and information. A very dense read, however.

    7. Hugely important, easily parsed overview of the history of the physical production of the book in both the hand-press and machine press eras.

    8. Full of information, but a tough read. I give it 4 stars for the info and 2.5 for readability. I didn't read the whole thing though, only the parts assigned for class.

    9. An extremely good introduction, though a lot of it is very difficult to visualize. If it were better illustrated, it would be a 5-star book, though it would probably end up being 1,000 pages.

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