Portraits and reviews / G. Thomas Tanselle.

Tanselle, G. Thomas (George Thomas), 1934- author.
Charlottesville : The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2015.
xiv, 485 pages ; 25 cm

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Bibliographers -- Biography.
Scholars -- Biography.
Librarians -- Biography.
Book industries and trade -- Employees -- Biography.
Book collectors -- Biography.
Bibliography -- Book reviews.
Learning and scholarship -- Book reviews.
Book industries and trade -- Book reviews.
Book collecting -- Book reviews.
Book collecting.
Book collectors.
Book industries and trade.
Book industries and trade -- Employees.
Learning and scholarship.
Book reviews.
"This volume brings together a selection of the biographical sketches and reviews that G. Thomas Tanselle has written since 1959. Taken together they show how a biographical approach can serve to characterize a whole field--in this case, the world of books and bibliographical and textual scholarship. Because the pieces gathered here deal with major figures and landmark works, along with representative (if less famous) ones, covering the wide spectrum of bibliography, the collection provides a picture of what was going on in the scholarly book world of the past half-century. The twenty-eight portraits comprise accounts of, or tributes to, collectors, booksellers, librarians, scholarly editors, publishers, bibliographical scholars, literary and historical scholars, and authors. The Reviews section consists of forty-two pieces, mostly book reviews but also including some responses to essays, introductions to anthologies, and retrospective assessments, plus several bibliographies, bibliographical reference works, books on book collecting, and scholarly editions. Other items involve bookcloth, textual theory, book preservation, and the antiquarian book trade. The pieces in both sections of the book sometimes have an autobiographical element, for the author has known many of the people whose lives and works are taken up here"--Provided by publisher.
[I] Portraits
Floyd Dell
B.W. Huebsch
Jerrold Nedwick
Harry Hayden Clark
Frederic G. Melcher
Alfred Kazin
Fredson Bowers
Peggy Christian
Gordon N. Ray
Morris Gelfand
Mary Hyde, Viscountess Eccles
Robert L. Nikirk
John Espey
William H. Scheide
Ruth Mortimer
Harrison D. Horblit
Richard Colles Johnson
Vera Brodsky Lawrence
Anthony Rota
Harrison Hayford
James G. Nelson
John Carter
Jo Ann Boydston
Trevor Howard-Hill
Sue Allen
Nancy Hale
William Matheson
Carl and San Woodring
[II] Reviews
Jackson's Records of a bibliographer
Stevenson's The problem of the Missale speciale (1969)
Esdaile's Manual
Editions of eighteenth-century fiction
The David Lewis bibliographies
Gaskell's New introduction
The editing of Royall Tyler
Bowers's editions of Hawthorne and Crane
White's editions of Sherwood Anderson
Evans's Shakespeare and Spevack's Concordance (1975)
The bookman's glossary
The beginnings of ABHB
A gathering of book-collecting books
Bowers's collected essays
Gaskell's From writer to reader
Glaister's Glossary
Introduction to books and society in history
Response to Sutherland on publishing history
Gabler's edition of Joyce's Portrait
Bowers's Principles
Viscomi's Blake
West's edition of Dreiser's Jennie gerhardt
Tomlinson and Masters's Bookcloth
The footnote demarginalized
Emily Dickinson as an editorial problem
Introduction to Grolier 2000
Reproductions and deaccessioning
The authenticity of electronic texts
The librarians' double-cross
The world as archive
The work of D.F. McKenzie
Foreword to electronic textual editing
The British antiquarian book trade
McMurtry's books
Chartier's Inscription and erasure
Chaudhuri's The metaphysics of text
Darnton's The case for books
The Halcyon booklets
Writing the history of electronic books
McKitterick's Old books, new technologies
Needham's Galileo makes a book
Vander Meulen's Where angels fear to tread.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
University of Virginia. Bibliographical Society, publisher.