Jesuit Relations, and Other Americana in the Library of James F. Bell

Author: James Ford Bell

Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 446

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Jesuit Relations and Other Americana in the Library of James F. Bell was first published in 1950. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Librarians, scholars, and collectors of rare books will delight in this meticulously prepared catalogue of the James F. Bell collection of Americana. This collection of approximately 325 items was built around the early accounts of basic discoveries of America and particularly the French explorations into Canada and the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley regions, the search for a Northwest Passage, the activities of the Hudson's Bay Company, the ill-fated Selkirk colony, and Minnesota history.Part I of the Catalogue is devoted to the Jesuit Relations collections, which includes 77 variants. This section was prepared by the late Mr. Walter, librarian emeritus of the University of Minnesota. Part II of the Catalogue, completed by Miss Doneghy, former cataloguer at the University of Minnesota library, after Mr. Walter's death, describes the remainder of the collection. Extensive bibliographical and historical notes are given in both sections.The book is beautifully illustrated with plates showing title pages and other examples of typography and illustrations from the books described. There is a foreword by Mr. Walter and a brief preface in which Mr. Bell expresses his philosophy on the collecting of rare editions.The arrangement of items in both sections of the catalogue is chronological by date of publication.

Jesuit Relations, and Other Americana in the Library of James F. Bell

Author: James Ford Bell

Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 759

Jesuit Relations and Other Americana in the Library of James F. Bell was first published in 1950. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Librarians, scholars, and collectors of rare books will delight in this meticulously prepared catalogue of the James F. Bell collection of Americana. This collection of approximately 325 items was built around the early accounts of basic discoveries of America and particularly the French explorations into Canada and the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley regions, the search for a Northwest Passage, the activities of the Hudson's Bay Company, the ill-fated Selkirk colony, and Minnesota history.Part I of the Catalogue is devoted to the Jesuit Relations collections, which includes 77 variants. This section was prepared by the late Mr. Walter, librarian emeritus of the University of Minnesota. Part II of the Catalogue, completed by Miss Doneghy, former cataloguer at the University of Minnesota library, after Mr. Walter's death, describes the remainder of the collection. Extensive bibliographical and historical notes are given in both sections.The book is beautifully illustrated with plates showing title pages and other examples of typography and illustrations from the books described. There is a foreword by Mr. Walter and a brief preface in which Mr. Bell expresses his philosophy on the collecting of rare editions.The arrangement of items in both sections of the catalogue is chronological by date of publication.

Guide to the Study of United States Imprints

Author: George Thomas Tanselle

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1050

View: 523

This book provides a basic guide to the study of the printed matter which has been produced in the United States. The great bulk of research in this field has occurred during the last half century, yet no comprehensive attempt has been made to record it. Recognizing the need for an up-to-date guide to such investigations, G. Thomas Tanselle has compiled a listing of the principal material dealing with printing and publishing in this country. In his introduction Mr. Tanselle surveys the research which has attempted to trace the history of printing and publishing in America from its inception to the present and explains how this material can be utilized effectively. In nine carefully arranged categories he covers bibliographies of imprints of particular localities; bibliographies of works in particular genres; listings of all editions and printings of works by individual writers; copyright records; catalogues of auction houses, book dealers, exhibitions, institutional libraries, and private collections; retrospective book-trade directories; studies of individual printers and publishers; general studies of printing and publishing; and checklists of secondary material. From the mass of material, an appendix selects 250 titles. Although the work is arranged so that the reader may easily locate relevant sections, a comprehensive index provides further aid in finding individual items. "A successful checklist," writes the author, "is not merely a work to be consulted for information but also a nucleus around which additional information can be gathered in a meaningful way; it provides a framework into which the community of workers in a field can place further references in an organized fashion." Guide to the Study of United States Imprints is a reference tool designed to serve both as a guide to research and as a practical manual for use in identifying, cataloguing, and recording printed matter. It will be of enormous value to scholars in American literature, history, and bibliography, to librarians, typographers, and bibliophiles, and to antiquarian book dealers and book collectors.

CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology

Author: Umberto Quattrocchi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 728

View: 447

This volume provides the origins and meanings of the names of genera and species of extant vascular plants, with the genera arranged alphabetically from A to C.