- Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1974.
- viii, 240 pages.
- ISBN: 0810806908
Price: $9.00 other currencies
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First edition. This work brings together a selection of the more fugitive writings of Ronald B. Mckerrow. As the bibliography at the end of this book demonstrates, the selection is small relative to the great quantity of articles and reviews that exist. McKerrow is best remembered as the father of 20th-century descriptive bibliography. His best known work, AN INTRODUCTION TO BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR LITERARY STUDENTS (published by Oak Knoll), is still a standard textbook in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Besides INTRODUCTION, his other major accomplishments include his definitive edition of the works of Thomas Nashe in five volumes (1904-1910), which still serves as an example of how the works of an Elizabethan author should be edited; and his PROLEGOMENA FOR THE OXFORD SHAKESPEARE (1939).
In addition, McKerrow was responsible for three basic reference works in bibliographical study: DICTIONARY OF PRINTERS AND BOOKSELLERS, 1557-1640, PRINTERS' AND PUBLISHERS' DEVICES IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, 1485-1640, and TITLE-PAGE BORDERS USED IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, 1485-1640. This is Volume One of the Great Bibliographers Series.