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Small books for the common man : a descriptive bibliography

Author: John Meriton; Carlo Dumontet
Publisher: London : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Analytical bibliography of the National Art Library's collection of literary ephemera of the mid-eighteenth to the mid-ninteenth century. Nearly 800 titles described in detail, including histories, tales, verse collections, primers, alphabets, and allowing accurate identification and verification with other collections. Includes reproduced illustrations from all books described"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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Bibliographies
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Meriton; Carlo Dumontet
ISBN: 9780712350211 0712350217 9781584562542 1584562544
OCLC Number: 642204033
Description: 1008 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Quick reference guide --
Abbreviations, editorial conventions and frequently cited works --
Bibliography (chapbooks 1-761) --
Bibliographical method --
Bibliographical analysis --
Paper sizes --
Imposition schemes --
Glossary --
Source list --
Name and title --
List of printers and publishers --
Booksellers' lists --
First line index of incidental verse --
Printing and publication dates.
Responsibility: edited by John Meriton, with Carlo Dumontet.

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The hundred years prior to the mid-19th century saw a flowering of ephemeral publishing often referred to by the shorthand 'chapbooks'. This book is an analytical bibliography of the National Art  Read more...

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