THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
Electronic Publications on the Web
The Society decided in 2005 that it would use its web site to offer space to bibliographical work-in-progress and to additions and corrections to bibliographical reference works, especially those published by the Society.
The Society's Council hopes that members and non-members of the Society will take advantage of these facilities to offer electronic documents for publication on the web. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the Chairman of the Publications Subcommittee via the address found on the home page .
Hendrik D.L. Vervliet, French Renaissance Printing Types: a Conspectus (2010).
Additions and corrections
Original version: December 2010. Latest update: July 2011.
The original edition of Julian Roberts and Andrew G. Watson's edition of John Dee's Library Catalogue was published by th e Bibliographical Society in 1990 and has been out of print for some years. Since then, further discoveries of books and manuscripts from Dee's library have been made and more work has been done on the interpretation of the entries in the Catalogue.
Original version: October 2006. Latest update: November 2009. Format: PDF.Size: 234Kb
The London Book Trades (LBT) database was originally developed as a Microsoft Access file developed by Michael L. Turner, containing entries for just over 30,000 individuals active in the London book trades from the introduction of printing to around 1830. Emphasis is placed on recording specific events in each individual's life, and on recording the inter-relationships, both familial and professional, within the trade. The database provides a snapshot of work in progress at a given time.
The Society, in cooperation with the Oxford Bibliographical Society and Michael Turner, is arranging to convert this database to a web-based format to enable easier on-line consultation and to facilitate collaborative work to edit and augment the database.
David Pearson offers this list as work in progress to construct a reference source on seventeenth-century English book owners, based on various kinds of evidence. It does not seek to cover Scottish and Irish owners, unless they were predominantly English-based. The aim is to focus on collections which were at least partly, if not entirely, formed within the seventeenth century and the list includes people who died between 1610 and 1715. The author hopes that the list may already have enough data to be useful in various kinds of ways, and that it will stimulate responses and ideas as to how it should be developed.
Original version: January 2007. Latest update: July 2012. Format: PDF. Size: 961kb
The McKerrow resource is no longer functioning.
Ronald B. McKerrow. Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland 1485-1640.
London : Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1913.
Coffee-House Library Short-title Catalogue
This short-title catalogue lists in alphabetical order 387 printed items (books, pamphlets, maps, printed music) with provenance endorsements indicating ownership by a coffeehouse in the eighteenth century.
PDF file (987KB). April 2009
In 2008 the Bibliographical Society provided a grant to Professor Michael Hunter to allow the British Printed Images to 1700 project to create a listing of illustrations found in books published between 1604 and 1640, based on the Short-title Catalogue of British Books to 1640 (STC) and the books digitised by the Early English Books Online(EEBO) database. The listing has now been placed on the British Printed Images to 1700 website (www.bpi1700.org.uk).It is freely available to the public. The listing has been divided into a series of files for each letter of the alphabet for ease of browsing, with a single composite file for searching purposes. It is accompanied by notes explaining the rationale of the exercise and the method used in the listing.
A project organised by the Bibliographical Society listing books printed before 1701 in the libraries of the Anglican Cathedrals of England and Wales.
The Bibliographical Society has sponsored work on recording, identifying and making available in free, searchable, electronic form watermarks in Spanish and English incunabula. This work has been incorporated in the Bernstein, Memory of Paper watermark database. Links between the Bernstein watermark database and the Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue are being built. Watermarks in Incunabula Printed in Espana (WIES) has been under the direction of Gerard van Thienen (http://www.bernstein.oeaw.ac.at/databases/wies/index.html), and Watermarks in Incunabula Printed in Great Britain has been compiled by Paul Needham and edited for the database by Gerard van Thienen.
Bernstein, Memory of Paper database of watermarks: http://www.memoryofpaper.eu:8080/BernsteinPortal/appl_start.disp