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Lebanon PL - Lebanon HER 010.42 TANSELLE BCAUTH (Text) 34330513514613 Heritage Center - New Book Shelf In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781883631192
  • ISBN: 188363119X
  • Physical Description: xii, 609 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Charlottesville : The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A description of descriptive bibliography (1992) -- Descriptive bibliography and library cataloguing (1977) -- Ideal copy (1980) -- Edition, impression, issue, and state (1975) -- Tolerances (1968) -- Transcription and collation (1985) -- Format (2000) -- Paper (1971) -- Typography and layout (1966) -- Typesetting and presswork (1999) -- Non-letterpress material (1982) -- Publishers' bindings, endpapers, and jackets (1967-2004) -- Arrangement (1984) -- Appendix A: Sample description with commentary -- The literature of descriptive bibliography.
Summary, etc.:
"This book offers a comprehensive guide to descriptive bibliography--the activity of describing books as physical objects. The function of descriptive bibliography is to provide detailed historical accounts of the varied material forms in which texts have been transmitted and to show the relationships among those examples that claim to carry texts of the same work. The first part of this book contains five essays on general topics: an introduction to the field and its history; its relation to library cataloguing; the concept of ideal copy; the meanings of edition, impression, issue, and state; and tolerances in reporting details. The second part covers more specific subjects: transcription and collation; format; paper; typography and layout; typesetting and presswork; non-letterpress material; publishers' bindings, endpapers, and jackets; and overall arrangement. At the end is an appendix containing a sample description with detailed commentary, followed by a record of the literature of descriptive bibliography"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bibliography, Critical.

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