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A new introduction to bibliography

Author: Philip Gaskell
Publisher: New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 2012, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprinted with corrections in 1995View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gaskell
ISBN: 9781873040300 187304030X 9781584560364 1584560363 9781884718137 1884718132
OCLC Number: 828529728
Notes: "First published in 1972 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted with corrections by Oak Knoll Press/St. Paul's Bibliographies in 1995. Reprinted in 2000, 2002, 2006 & 2007"--Title page verso.
Description: 438 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The nature and purpose of bibliography --
The main periods of book production --
Book Production: The Hand-Press Period 1500-1800 --
The Hand-printed Book --
Printing Type --
Manufacture --
Type-sizes; and description --
Type faces --
Gothic type --
Roman and italic type --
Greek type --
Founts, cases, and type-stock --
Composition --
Copy --
Setting type --
Page and galley --
Signatures --
Preliminaries, pagination, catchwords, etc. --
Distribution --
Output --
Paper --
Manufacture --
Paper in English printing --
Moulds and watermarks --
Sorts of paper: quality, weight, and size --
Tables of sizes --
Description --
Imposition --
Formes --
Format --
Identification of format --
Imposition in practice --
Stripping, and skeletons --
Proofs and correction --
Standing type --
Presswork --
The wooden hand-press --
Preparing the paper --
Ink --
Making ready --
Pulling and beating --
Printing the reiteration --
Press figures --
Cancels, etc. --
Special paper --
Two colours; and music --
Output --
The Warehouse --
Paper stock --
Drying the paper --
Gathering the books --
Binding --
The binding trade --
Binding technique --
Trade binding styles --
Decoration and Illustration --
Printed pictures --
Relief blocks --
Intaglio plates --
Patterns of Production --
Variation of demand --
Edition quantities --
Productive capacity --
Concurrent production --
Standards --
The English Book Trade to 1800 --
Europe and England --
Printing personnel --
Gild and chapel --
Scale and finance; book prices --
Publishing and bookselling --
Authorship, copyright, and censorship --
Book Production: The Machine-Press Period 1800-1950 --
Survival and Change --
The early-nineteenth-century book house --
Composition --
Imposition --
Iron hand-presses --
Plates --
Stereotype --
Electrotype --
Type 1800-1875 --
Manufacture and trade --
Design --
Paper in the Machine-press Period --
Hand-made paper after 1800 --
Paper-making machinery --
Machine-made papers --
The nineteenth-century paper industry --
Edition Binding --
New procedures --
Binding machinery --
Publishers' cloth in Britain and America --
Other styles of publishers' binding --
The twentieth century --
Printing Machines --
Beginnings --
Machines for book printing --
Machine operation --
Colour printing --
Other printing machines --
Processes of Reproduction --
Engravings --
Lithography --
Photographic processes --
Identification --
Mechanical Composition, and Type 1875-1950 --
Cold-metal machines --
Hot-metal machines --
Type since 1875 --
Printing Practice in the Machine-press Period --
Personnel --
Production routines --
The Book Trade in Britain and America since 1800 --
The structure of the trade --
Forms in nineteenth-century publishing --
Edition quantities and prices --
Copyright, national and international --
Bibliographical Applications --
Identification --
Edition, impression, issue, and state --
Assessing the evidence --
Facsimiles --
Bibliographical Description --
Purpose and scope --
Transcription and reproduction --
Formula --
Technical notes --
Other notes --
Textual Bibliography --
Textual criticism and bibliography --
Copy-text --
The transmission of the text --
1. Composition --
2. Proof-correction --
3. Later stages of production --
The treatment of accidentals --
A. A Note on Elizabethan Handwriting / R.B. McKerrow --
B. Four Specimen Bibliographical Descriptions --
C. The Transmission of the Text: Two Examples --
1. Compositor B and The merchant of Venice --
2. The textual history of David Copperfield --
Reference Bibliography --
I. General --
II. Periodicals --
III. Book Production: The Hand-press Period --
1. Hand-printing technology --
a. General --
b. Composition, imposition, correction --
c. Presswork --
d. Patterns of production --
2. Type --
3. Paper --
4. Binding --
5. Decoration and illustration --
6. The Book Trade to 1800 --
a. General --
b. Personnel --
c. Business organization --
d. Publishing and bookselling --
e. Authorship, copyright, and censorship --
IV. Book Production: The Machine-press Period --
1. General --
2. Survival and change --
a. Hand composition --
b. Iron hand-presses --
3. Plates --
4. Type --
a. 1800-1875 --
b. Since 1875 --
5. Paper --
6. Binding --
7. Printing machines --
8. Processes of reproduction --
9. Mechanical composition --
10. Printing-house organization --
11. The book trade in Britain and America since 1800 --
V. Bibliographical applications --
1. General --
2. Identification and description --
3. Textual bibliography.
Responsibility: by Philip Gaskell.

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