This series examines the textual history of both well and lesser-known reference works. Tracing the advances made in the compilation of reference material, the series gives an intriguing historical background to some of the most successful reference projects.
By Louis Moreri
July 27, 1999
This reference work is a reprint of the 1694 translation of Moreri's classic reference work (originally published in 1674 in French). The two volumes contain a mixture of histiographical, geographical and poetical information. They chronicle the lives and actions of celebrated people from the time ...
January 31, 1997
The Encyclopaedia Britannica was the first English-language compendium to be called an encyclopaedia. It was compiled on a completely new plan, alphabetically arranged, combining easy reference to individual items, terms and minor topics, pioneering a new way to organize and disseminate learning. ...
By Robert Watt
July 24, 1996
The Bibliotheca Britannica is one of the most remarkable examples of bibliographical scholarship in the English Language. This scarce work of reference continues to be an invaluable resource for scholars and librarians who wish to identify early printed materials covering a wide range of ...