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Gaskell, Philip

Overview
Works: 66 works in 359 publications in 4 languages and 9,475 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Recipient, Correspondent, Translator
Classifications: Z116.A2, 686.209
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Most widely held works about Philip Gaskell
 
Most widely held works by Philip Gaskell
A new introduction to bibliography by Philip Gaskell( Book )

100 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By his choice of title Dr. Gaskell relates the present work to R.B. McKerrow's Introductiont o Bibliography for Literary Students published in its final form 45 years ago. McKerrow's primary concern was to show how far the transmission of literary texts might be affected by the processes of printing and to provide students of literature with the basic technique necessary for the tackling of bibliographical problems. Pre-eminent as an editor of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literary texts, bibliographer, printer, and publisher, his interests were wide-ranging and he was all the more successful as a teacher of others in that he never ceased to learn himself. His scientific definition of methods, the way in which he laid his foundations brick by brick, his honesty and cautious appraisal of results, his precision and lucidity combined with shrewdness and ingenuity and an extraordinary flair for detection, resulted in an unique achievement which was to prove an indispensable tool for generations of literary students. The New Introduction is neither a revision of McKerrow nor McKerrow brought up to date. It is a new and different book, going a long way beyond its predecessor in point of time since it includes a general survey of the machine-press period up to I950, whereas McKerrow had stopped at 800o. Although Dr. Gaskell agrees with McKerrow when he declares that 'bibliography's over-riding responsibility must be to determine a text in its most accurate form', a good deal of what he gives us is concerned with printing and book-trade history and related only indirectly to the establishment of the text. A masterly consolidation of the results of authoritative bibliographical research during the past half century, the New Introduction is an invaluable work of reference which no library concerned with literary studies, printing history, or librarianship can afford to do without. It is not a teaching, do-it-yourself book like McKerrow; it asks few questions and its range of literary reference is comparatively restricted, although what there is is apt and illuminating. To suggest that there may still be room for a book on the lines of McKerrow is not intended as a criticism of a work which would have delighted him. Although described by the author as a 'manual', it is a most readable, fascinating book, in which a large amount of technical information has been digested and presented with superlative skill. For lucidity and precision Dr. Gaskell cannot be faulted; he writes vividly and with zest, and his descriptions of the production routines of the printing house have an actuality which derives from his own practical knowledge and expertise as a printer."--JSTOR (The Review of English Studies Vol. 24, No. 96 (Nov., 1973), pp. 526-529)
John Baskerville; a bibliography by Philip Gaskell( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morvern transformed: a Highland parish in the nineteenth century by Philip Gaskell( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Gaskell's pioneering study of social and economic change in a west Highland parish during the last century has come to be regarded as a classic of local history, a book which raises issues that are still of general and indeed of national importance. But Morvern Transformed is more than a study of history: it is (to quote Professor R. H. Campbell's new Introduction) 'a fascinating portrayal of a way of life which, only a century old, is already as different from the present as it was in its own day from the way of life another century before.'
Landmarks in English literature by Philip Gaskell( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Gaskell's insights, gained over many years as a teacher of English literature, form the basis of this guide to the subject that explains the technicalities of fiction, poetry and drama
Ulysses : a review of three texts : proposals for alterations to the texts of 1922, 1961, and 1984 by Philip Gaskell( Book )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks in classical literature by Philip Gaskell( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of the Foulis Press by Philip Gaskell( Book )

12 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trinity College Library : the first 150 years by Philip Gaskell( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Gaskell (1926-2001) acknowledges in his Preface that 'one period in the history of one college library may not seem much of a subject for a book', but, as his 1980 study shows, Trinity College Library has a history well worth investigating. Gaskell, a former Librarian and Fellow of Trinity College, details how this library grew from small beginnings in the mid-sixteenth century into arguably the greatest of all Oxford and Cambridge college libraries. He links the growth of the library to the intellectual life of the college at that time, outlining the achievements of a number of eminent Trinity men in advancing England's spiritual, intellectual and scientific development: Cartwright, Whitgift, Coke, Bacon, Essex, George Herbert, Ray, Barrow and Newton. This is a fascinating insight into the early history and accumulation of a college library now outstandingly rich both in contents and in setting
Landmarks in continental European literature by Philip Gaskell( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces 32 key works of European literature in translation to ordinary readers, covering literature from Italy, France, Spain, German-speaking countries, Russia, and Scandinavia, and stretching from the 14th century to the 20th century
Landmarks in European literature by Philip Gaskell( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first editions of William Mason by Philip Gaskell( Book )

9 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of the Foulis Press by Philip Gaskell( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: a short history by Philip Gaskell( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standard written English : a guide by Philip Gaskell( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hornschuch's Orthotypographia by Hieronymus Hornschuch( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From writer to reader : studies in editorial method by Philip Gaskell( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Gaskell shows how an editor can establish a critical text by combining judgement with an understanding of textual bibliography. He presents extracts 12 early texts, chosen for the quality and variety of the surviving textual evidence
John Baskerville : a bibliogr. by Philip Gaskell( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of Scotland by Philip Gaskell( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lion among the ladies. A novel by Philip Gaskell( Book )

2 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morvern transformed by Philip Gaskell( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A new introduction to bibliography
Alternative Names
Gaskell, John Philip Wellesley 1926-2001

Gaskell, Philip.

Philip Gaskell British librarian

Languages
English (280)

Spanish (6)

German (2)

Latin (1)

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John Baskerville; a bibliographyMorvern transformed: a Highland parish in the nineteenth centuryLandmarks in English literatureUlysses : a review of three texts : proposals for alterations to the texts of 1922, 1961, and 1984Landmarks in classical literatureTrinity College Library : the first 150 yearsLandmarks in continental European literatureLandmarks in European literature