- Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979.
- cloth, dust jacket.
- xxvi,732; viii,488 pages.
Price: $60.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 53127
Volumes IV and V of the Index to British Literary Bibliography. Volume IV covers that literature (other than that on specific authors) from about 1890 to 1969 on "works printed or published in Britain from 1475 to the present..." which deals with "bibliographic or textual matters" and "the conditions under which British books were produced and disseminated, with consequent effects on their texts": in short, whatever is needed to determine "the authority and correctness of a text" (introduction, vol. IV). Vol. V covers the same topics with regard to individual authors. Volume IV is arranged by subject, vol. V by author's names. 14,616 brief, numbered entries (15,156, counting some Shakespeare entries printed in vol. V but indexed as if they were in Volume II: Shakespearian Bibliography...). These two volumes are a complete set in themselves (apart from Shakespeare), except that they lack an index (which appeared in vol. VI). With the pencil signature of Gavin Bridson.