Past Publications

Chronological list of publications, 1892–1992


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1894

Robert Proctor, Jan van Doesborgh Printer at Antwerp: An Essay in Bibliography. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1894.

Gilbert R. Redgrave. Erhard Ratdolt and His Work at Venice: A paper read before the Bibliographical Society, November 20, 1893. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1894. [reprinted 1899].

H.S. Ashbee. An Iconography of Don Quixote 1605-1895. London: Printed for the Author at the University Press, Aberdeen and issued by the Bibliographical Society, 1895.

E. Gordon Duff. Hand-Lists of English Printers 1501-1556. Part I: Wynkyn de Worde. Julian Notary. R. & W. Faques. John Skot. London: Printed by Blades, East & Blades for the Bibliographical Society, 1895.

Talbot Baines Reed, comp. A List of Books and Papers on Printers and Printing, under the Countries and Towns to which they refer. Offprint from Transactions 3, Pt.1 (September 1895).

E. Gordon Duff, H.R. Plomer and R. Proctor. Hand-Lists of English Printers 1501-1556. Part II: R. Pynson. R. Copland. J. Rastell. P.Treveris. R. Bankes. L. Andrewe. W. Rastell. T. Godfray. J. Byddell. London: Printed by Blades, East & Blades for the Bibliographical Society, 1896.

[John Macfarlane, Comp.]. Rough Hand-List of Books in the Library. [London: Printed byBlades, East & Blades for The Bibliographical Society], 1896.

Konrad Haebler. The Early Printers of Spain and Portugal. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1897.

Henry R. Plomer. Robert Wyer, Printer and Bookseller: A paper read before the Bibliographical Society, January 21st, 1895. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1897.

Le Chevalier délibéré by Olivier de la Marche: The Illustrations of the Edition of Schiedam Reproduced, with a preface by F. Lippmann and a reprint of the text. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1898.

A. Claudin. The First Paris Press: An Account of the Books printed for G. Fichet and J. Heynlin in the Sorbonne, 1470-1472. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1898.

Rough Hand-List of the Books in the Library of the Bibliographical Society: First Supplement. [London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades], 1898.

An Index to Dibdin's Edition of the Typographical Antiquities first compiled by Joseph Ames, with some references to the intermediate edition by William Herbert. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Baldes, East & Blades, 1899.

Rough Hand-List of the Books in the Library of the Bibliographical Society: Second Supplement. [London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades], 1899.

1900

Walter Wilson Greg. A List of English Plays written before 1643 and printed before 1700. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1900.

John Macfarlane. Antoine Vérard. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1900.

Robert Proctor. The Printing of Greek in the Fifteenth Century. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1900.

George F. Barwick. A Book bound for Mary Queen of Scots: Being a Description of the binding of a copy of the Geographia of Ptolemy printed at Rome, 1490, with notes on other books bearing Queen Mary's insignia. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1901.

Walter Wilson Greg. A List of Masques, Pageants, &c. supplementary to A List of English Plays. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1902.

Strickland Gibson. Early Oxford Buildings. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1903.

Henry R. Plomer. Abstracts from the Wills of English Printers and Stationers, from 1492 to 1630. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1903.

Robert Steele. The Earliest English Music Printing: A Description and Bibliography of English printed music to the close of the sixteenth century. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1903.

George J. Gray. The Earlier Cambridge Stationers & Book-binders and the First Cambridge Printer. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1904.

Falconer Madan, A Chart of Oxford Printing '1468'-1900: With notes and illustrations. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1904.

E. Gordon Duff. A Century of the English Book Trade: Short notices of all printers, stationers, book-binders, and others connected with it from the issue of the first dated book in 1457 to the Incorporation of the Company of Stationers in 1557. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1905.

E. Gordon Duff, W.W. Greg, R.B. McKerrow and A.W. Pollard. Hand-Lists of English Printers 1501-1556. Part III: T. Berthelet. J. Butler. J. Herford. T. Gibson. J. Nycholson. R. Grafton. J. Mayler. T. Raynalde. W. Middleton. R. Kele. R. Lant. R. Wolfe. London: Printed by Blades, East & Blades for the Bibliographical Society, 1905.

Alien Members of the Book-Trade during the Tudor Period: Being an Index to those whose names occur in the Returns of Aliens, Letters of Denization, and other documents published by the Huguenot Society, with Notes by Ernest James Worman. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1906.

F.W. Bourdillon. The Early Editions of the Roman de la Rose. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1906./

Strickland Gibson. Abstracts from the Wills and Testamentary Documents of Binders, Printers and Stationers of Oxford, from 1493-1638. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1907.

Handlist of Books in the Library of the Bibliographical Society. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1907.

Henry R. Plomer, A Dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1641 to 1667. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1907.

A.T. Bartholomew, with J. W. Clark. Richard Bentley, D.D.: A Bibliography of his Works and all of the Literature called forth by his acts or his writings. Cambridge: Bowes and Bowes, 1908.

Seymour de Ricci. A Census of Caxtons. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1909.

1910

H.G. Aldis, Robert Bowes, E.R. McC. Dix, et al. A Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland, and of Foreign Printers of English Books 1557-1640. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1910.

Henrietta R. Palmer, with Victor Scholderer. List of English Editions and Translations of Greek and Latin Classics printed before 1641. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1911.

Arundell Esdaile. A List of English Tales and Prose Romances printed before 1740. Part I: 1475-1642. Part II: 1643-1739. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1912.

Thomas J. Wise. A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Richard Clay & Sons, 1913.

F.W. Bourdillon. A Vérard Fragment of the Roman de la Rose: Supplementary Note to Illustrated Monograph XIV, 'The Early Editions of the Roman de la Rose'. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1913.

E.G. Duff, H.R. Plomer and A.W. Pollard. Hand-Lists of English Printers, 1501-1556. Part IV: H. Pepwell, R. Redman, R. Wyer, T. Petyt, E. Whitchurch, J. Cawood, N. Hyll. J. Day, R. Jugge, W. Powell, W. Copland, R. Tottell and others. London: Printed by Blades, East & Blades for the Bibliographical Society, 1913.

Ronald B. McKerrow. Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland 1485-1640. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1913.

A Hand-List of English Books in the Library of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, printed before MDCXLI. [Cambridge]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Cambridge University Press, 1915.

George J. Gray and William Mortlock Palmer. Abstracts from the Wills and Testamentary Documents of Printers, Binders, and Stationers of Cambridge, from 1504 to 1699. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1915.

Carleton Brown. A Registers of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. Part I. List of Manuscripts. Oxford: Pinted for the Bibliographical Society at the University Press, 1916.

Eustace F. Bosanquet. English Printed Almanacks and Prognostications: A Bibliographical History to the year 1600. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1917.

E. Gorden Duff. Fifteenth Century English Books: A Bibliography of books and documents printed in England and of books for the English market printed abroad. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1917.

Thomas James Wise and Stephen Wheeler. A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Walter Savage Landor. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Blades, East & Blades, 1919.

Thomas J. Wise. Coleridgeiana: Being a Supplement to the Bibliography of Coleridge. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society by Richard Clay & Sons, 1919.

1920

Carleton Brown. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. Part II: Index of First Lines and Index of Subjects and Titles. Oxford: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1920.

M.R. James. List of Manuscripts formerly owned by Dr. John Dee. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1921.

Gaselee, Stephen. The Spanish Books in the Library of Samuel Pepys. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1921.

H.R. Plomer, with E.R. McC. Dix, G.J. Gray and R.B. McKerrow. A Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1668 to 1725. Ed. Arundell Asdaile. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1922.

Maurice Buxton Foreman. A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of George Meredith. [Edinburgh]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Dunedin Press, Edinburgh, 1922.

William Osler. Incunabula Medica: A Study of the Earliest Printed Medical Books, 1467-1480. Oxford: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1923.

Francis Jenkinson. A List of the Incunabula collected by George Dunn arranged to illustrate the History of Printing. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1923.

A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Books published during 1923: Organized by the Bibliographical Society. London: [Printed at the Curwen Press], 1924.

Maurice Buxton Forman. Meredithiana: Being a Supplement to The Bibliography of George Meredith. [Edinburgh]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Dunedin Press, Edinburgh, 1924.

A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Books published during 1924: Organized by the Bibliographical Society. London: [Printed at the Curwen Press], 1925.

Catalogue of a Small Collection of Modern French Books: Shown in Connection with The Bibliographical Society's Exhibition of Books printed during 1924. London: [Medici Society's Galleries], 1925.

Gwendolyn Murphy. A Bibliography of English Character-Books, 1608-1700. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1925.

M.R. James. Lists of Manuscripts formerly in Peterborough Abbey Library. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1926.

Charles Thomas-Stanford. Early Editions of Euclid's Elements. London: Printed for the Bibliograhical Society, 1926.

A.W. Pollard and G.R. Redgrave, with G.F. Barwick et al. A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640. London: Bibliographical Society, 1926.

A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Books published during 1925 & 1926: Organized by the Bibliographical Society. London: [Printed at the Curwen Press], 1927.

Alfred Forbes Johnson. Facsimiles and Illustrations No.I: German Renaissance Title-Borders. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1929.

1930

Frank Isaac. Facsimiles and Illustrations No.II: English & Scottish Printing types, 1501-35, 1508-41.[Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1930.

W.W. Greg and E. Boswell. Records of the Court of the Stationers' Company 1576 to 1602, from Register B. London: Bibliographical Society, 1930.

Frank Mott Harrison. A Bibliography of the Works of John Bunyan (1628-1688). [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1932.

H.R. Plomer, G. H. Bushnell and E.R. McC. Dix. A Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1726 to 1775. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press.

Frank Isaac. Facsimiles and Illustrations No III: English & Scottish Printing types, 1535-58, 1552-58. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1932.

Seymour de Ricci. A Handlist of Manuscripts in the Library of the Earl of Leicester at Holkham Hall: Abstracted from the Catalogues of William Roscoe and Frederic Madden. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1932.

Edwin Eliott. The Printing of the First Folio of Shakespeare. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1932.

R.B. McKerrow and F.S. Ferguson. Title-Page Borders used in England & Scotland, 1485-1640. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1932.

E. Lobel. The Greek Manuscripts of Aristotle's Poetics. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1933.

Alfred Forbes Johnson. Facsimiles and Illustrations No. IV: A Catalogue of Engraved and Etched English Title-Pages down to the death of William Faithorne, 1691. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1934.

Arthur E. Case. A Bibliography of English Poetical Miscellanies, 1521-1750. [Oxford]: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1935.

Edward Hodnett. English Woodcuts, 1480-1535. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1935.

Handlist of Books in the Library of the Bibliographical Society, March 1935. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1935.

R.B. Haselden. Scientific Aids for the Study of Manuscripts. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1935.

Alfred Forbes Johnson. A Catalogue of Italian Engraved Title-Pages in the Sixteenth Century. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1936.

Michael Sadleir. Archdeacon Francis Wrangham, 1769-1842. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1937.

R.C. Bald. Bibliographical Studies in Beaumant & Fletcher Folio of 1647. [Oxford]: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1938.

Dorothy Blakey. The Minerva Press, 1790-1820. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the University Press Oxford, 1939.

Henry Thomas. Early Spanish Bookbindings XI-XV Centuries. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the University Press Oxford, 1939.

W.W. Greg. A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration. Vol. 1: Stationers' Records, Plays to 1616: Nos. 1-349. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the University Press Oxford, 1939.

1940

Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie. English Song-Books, 1651-1702: A Bibliography with a First-Line Index of Songs. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the University Press Oxford, 1940.

W.W. Greg. The Variants in the First Quarto of 'King Lear': A Bibliographical and Critical Inquiry. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the University Press Oxford, 1940.

E. Ph. Goldschmidt. Medieval Texts and their first appearance in Print. London: Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1943.

G.D. Hobson. Blind-Stamped panels in the English book trade, ca.1485-1555. London: Bibliographical Society, 1944.

The Bibliographical Society, 1892-1942: Studies in Retrospect. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society, 1945.

E. Howe, The London Compositor: Documents relating to Wages, Working Conditions and Customs of the London Printing Trade, 1785-1900. London: Bibliographical Society, 1947.

W.C. Smith, A Bibliography of the Musical Works published by John Walsh during the years 1695-1720. London: Bibliographical Society, 1948.

1950

E. Howe, A List of London Bookbinders, 1648-1815. London: Bibliographical Society, 1950.

W.W. Greg. A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration: Volume II (Plays 1617-1689, Latin plays, lost plays). London: Bibliographical Society, 1951.

F. Dahl, A Bibliography of English Corantos and Periodical Newsbooks, 1620-1642. London: Bibliographical Society, 1952.

H. Macdonald and M. Hargreaves, Thomas Hobbes: A Bibliography. London: Bibliographical Society, 1952.

I. Masson. The Mainz Psalters and Canon Missae, 1457-1459. London: Bibliographical Society, 1954.

R.H. Super. The Publication of Landor's Works. London: Bibliographical Society, 1954.

G. Pollard, ed. The Earliest Directory of the Book Trade, by John Pendred. London: Bibliographical Society, 1955.

W.W. Greg. A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration: Volume III (Collections, appendix, reference lists). London: Bibliographical Society, 1957.

W.A. Jackson, ed. Records of the Court of the Stationers' Company 1602 to 1640. London: Bibliographical Society, 1957.

D.F. Foxon. Thomas J. Wise and the Pre-Restoration Drama. London: Bibliographical Society, 1959.

W.W. Greg. A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration: Volume IV (Introduction, additions, corrections, index of titles). London: Bibliographical Society, 1959.

1960

K. Meyer-Baer. Liturgical Music Incunabula: A Descriptive Catalogue. London: Bibliographical Society, 1962.

C.E. and R.C. Wright, eds. The Diary of Humfrey Wanley, 1715-1726. 2 vols. London: Bibliographical Society, 1966.

B. Morris. John Cleveland, 1613-58: A Bibliography of his Poems. London: Bibliographical Society, 1967.

A. Stevenson. The Problem of the Missale Speciale. London: Bibliographical Society, 1967.

W.C. Smith and C. Humphries. A Bibliography of the Musical Works published by the firm of John Walsh during the years 1721-1766. London: Bibliographical Society, 1968.

A.G. Watson. The Manuscripts of Henry Saville of Banke. London: Bibliographical Society, 1969.

1970

J.H. Wiener. A Descriptive Finding List of Unstamped British Periodicals, 1830-1836. London: Bibliographical Society, 1970.

D.W. Krummel. English Music Printing, 1553-1700. London: Bibliographical Society, 1975.

A.W. Pollard and G.R. Redgrave, revised by W.A. Jackson, F.S. Ferguson and K.F. Pantzer. A Short-Title Catalogue of Books printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of English Books printed abroad, 1475-1640. Vol. II: I-Z. London: Bibliographical Society, 1976.

1980

E.M. Wilson and D. W. Cruikshank, Samuel Pepys's Spanish Plays. London: Bibliographical Society, 1981.

Index to Selected Bibliographical Journals, 1933-70. London: Bibliographical Society, 1982.

R.A. Sayce and D. Maskell. A Descriptive Bibliography of Montaigne's Essais, 1580-1700. London: Bibliographical Society, 1983.

M.S.G. McLeod, ed., and completed K.I. James and D. J. Shaw. The Cathedral Libraries Catalogue: Books printed before 1701 in the Libraries of the Anglican cathedrals of England and Wales: Volume I (Books printed in the British Isles and British America and English books printed elsewhere). London: Bibliographical Society and the British Library, 1984.

T.R. Adams. The Non-Cartographical Maritime Works Published by Mount and Page: A Preliminary Handlist. Occasional Papers 1. London: Bibliographical Society, 1985.

C. Nelson and M. Seccombe. Periodical Publications, 1641-1700: A Survey with illustrations. Occasional Papers 2. London: Bibliographical Society, 1986

A.W. Pollard and G.R. Redgrave, revised by W.A. Jackson, F.S Ferguson and K.F. Pantzer. A Short-Title Catalogue of Books printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640. Volume I: A-H. London: Bibliographical Society, 1986.

R.J. Goulden. The Ornament Stock of Henry Woodfall. Occasional Papers 3. London: Bibliographical Society, 1988.

W. Craig Ferguson. The Loan Book of the Stationers' Company with a list of transactions, 1592-1692. Occasional Papers 4. London: Bibliographical Society, 1989

1990

P.W.M. Blaney. The Bookshops in Paul's Cross Churchyard. Occasional Papers 5. London: Bibliographical Society, 1990.

R.J. Roberts and A.G. Watson, eds. John Dee's Library Catalogue. London: Bibliographical Society, 1990.

K.F. Pantzer. A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland and of English Books printed abroad, 1475-1640 first compiled by A.W. Pollard and G.R. Redgrave. Volume III: Indexes, with a chronological index by P.R. Rider. London: Bibliographical Society, 1991.

K.I.D. Maslen and J. Lancaster. The Bowyer Ledgers: The Printing Accounts of William Bowyer father and son, reproduced on microfiche, with a checklist of Bowyer printing, 1699-1777. London: Bibliographical Society; New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1991.

The Bibliographical Society, 1892-1992: A Century Send Forth. London: Bibliographical Society, 1992.