Dr Andrew Zurcher
Maximum: 15 students
Venue: Senate House

This course aims to give students an introduction to the various elements of bibliography and to set those elements within their appropriate historical and methodological contexts. It will examine the different forms of the book from manuscript through its development in its various printed forms and introduce students to the forms of bibliographical enquiry and their associated terminology and implications. 

Key Texts 

Bowers, Fredson, Principles of Bibliographical Description (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949) (Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1986)
Gaskell, Philip, A New Introduction to Bibliography (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972)
Greetham, D. C., Textual Scholarship: An Introduction (New York: Garland Publishing, 1992

Recommended Reading

Abbott, C. and W.P. Williams, An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies (New York: MLA, 1989)
Bowers, Fredson, Bibliography and Textual Criticism (Oxford: Clarendon, 1964)
Greetham, David, Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research (New York: MLA, 1995)
Tanselle, G. T., Literature and Artifacts (Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1998)
Thorpe, James, Principles of Textual Criticism (Huntington Library, 1972)