Book , Print in English

A new introduction to bibliography

by Philip Gaskell.
  • Winchester, UK : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Lyons & Burford, 1995.
  • [Corr. ed.].
  • 438 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Genre
  • History.
Contents
  • The nature and purpose of bibliography 1
  • The main periods of book production 2
  • Book Production: The Hand-Press Period 1500-1800
  • The Hand-printed Book 5
  • Printing Type 9
  • Manufacture 9
  • Type-sizes; and description 12
  • Type faces 16
  • Gothic type 17
  • Roman and italic type 20
  • Greek type 30
  • Founts, cases, and type-stock 33
  • Composition 40
  • Copy 40
  • Setting type 43
  • Page and galley 49
  • Signatures 51
  • Preliminaries, pagination, catchwords, etc. 52
  • Distribution 53
  • Output 54
  • Paper 57
  • Manufacture 57
  • Paper in English printing 60
  • Moulds and watermarks 60
  • Sorts of paper: quality, weight, and size 66
  • Tables of sizes 72
  • Description 76
  • Imposition 78
  • Formes 78
  • Format 80
  • Identification of format 84
  • Imposition in practice 108
  • Stripping, and skeletons 109
  • Proofs and correction 110
  • Standing type 116
  • Presswork 118
  • The wooden hand-press 118
  • Preparing the paper 124
  • Ink 125
  • Making ready 126
  • Pulling and beating 129
  • Printing the reiteration 131
  • Press figures 133
  • Cancels, etc. 134
  • Special paper 136
  • Two colours; and music 137
  • Output 139
  • The Warehouse 142
  • Paper stock 142
  • Drying the paper 143
  • Gathering the books 143
  • Binding 146
  • The binding trade 146
  • Binding technique 147
  • Trade binding styles 149
  • Decoration and Illustration 154
  • Printed pictures 154
  • Relief blocks 154
  • Intaglio plates 156
  • Patterns of Production 160
  • Variation of demand 160
  • Edition quantities 160
  • Productive capacity 163
  • Concurrent production 164
  • Standards 168
  • The English Book Trade to 1800 171
  • Europe and England 171
  • Printing personnel 171
  • Gild and chapel 174
  • Scale and finance; book prices 175
  • Publishing and bookselling 179
  • Authorship, copyright, and censorship 183
  • Book Production: The Machine-Press Period 1800-1950
  • Survival and Change 191
  • The early-nineteenth-century book house 191
  • Composition 191
  • Imposition 196
  • Iron hand-presses 198
  • Plates 201
  • Stereotype 201
  • Electrotype 206
  • Type 1800-1875 207
  • Manufacture and trade 207
  • Design 209
  • Paper in the Machine-press Period 214
  • Hand-made paper after 1800 214
  • Paper-making machinery 216
  • Machine-made papers 221
  • The nineteenth-century paper industry 228
  • Edition Binding 231
  • New procedures 232
  • Binding machinery 235
  • Publishers' cloth in Britain and America 238
  • Other styles of publishers' binding 247
  • The twentieth century 249
  • Printing Machines 251
  • Beginnings 251
  • Machines for book printing 253
  • Machine operation 258
  • Colour printing 261
  • Other printing machines 262
  • Processes of Reproduction 266
  • Engravings 266
  • Lithography 267
  • Photographic processes 269
  • Identification 272
  • Mechanical Composition, and Type 1875-1950 274
  • Cold-metal machines 274
  • Hot-metal machines 276
  • Type since 1875 283
  • Printing Practice in the Machine-press Period 289
  • Personnel 289
  • Production routines 292
  • The Book Trade in Britain and America since 1800 297
  • The structure of the trade 297
  • Forms in nineteenth-century publishing 300
  • Edition quantities and prices 304
  • Copyright, national and international 307
  • Bibliographical Applications 311
  • Identification 313
  • Edition, impression, issue, and state 313
  • Assessing the evidence 316
  • Facsimiles 320
  • Bibliographical Description 321
  • Purpose and scope 321
  • Transcription and reproduction 322
  • Formula 328
  • Technical notes 333
  • Other notes 335
  • Textual Bibliography 336
  • Textual criticism and bibliography 336
  • Copy-text 338
  • The transmission of the text 343
  • 1. Composition 343
  • 2. Proof-correction 351
  • 3. Later stages of production 354
  • The treatment of accidentals 358
  • A. A Note on Elizabethan Handwriting / R.B. McKerrow 361
  • B. Four Specimen Bibliographical Descriptions 368
  • C. The Transmission of the Text: Two Examples 381
  • 1. Compositor B and The merchant of Venice 381
  • 2. The textual history of David Copperfield 384
  • Reference Bibliography 392
  • I. General 392
  • II. Periodicals 393
  • III. Book Production: The Hand-press Period 393
  • 1. Hand-printing technology 393
  • b. Composition, imposition, correction 394
  • c. Presswork 395
  • d. Patterns of production 396
  • 2. Type 396
  • 3. Paper 397
  • 4. Binding 398
  • 5. Decoration and illustration 399
  • 6. The Book Trade to 1800 399
  • b. Personnel 400
  • c. Business organization 401
  • d. Publishing and bookselling 401
  • e. Authorship, copyright, and censorship 402
  • IV. Book Production: The Machine-press Period 402
  • 2. Survival and change 403
  • a. Hand composition 403
  • b. Iron hand-presses 403
  • 3. Plates 404
  • 4. Type 404
  • a. 1800-1875 404
  • b. Since 1875 405
  • 5. Paper 405
  • 6. Binding 406
  • 7. Printing machines 407
  • 8. Processes of reproduction 408
  • 9. Mechanical composition 408
  • 10. Printing-house organization 409
  • 11. The book trade in Britain and America since 1800 410
  • V. Bibliographical applications 411
  • 2. Identification and description 412
  • 3. Textual bibliography 413.
Other information
  • "First published by Oxford University Press in 1972. Reprinted with corrections by Oak Knoll Press/St. Paul's Bibliographies in 1995"--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-413) and index.
ISBN
  • 1884718132
  • 9781884718137
  • 187304030X
  • 9781873040300
  • 1584560363
  • 9781584560364
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 95023532
  • OCLC: 32821740
  • OCLC: 32821740