Department of English

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12.0 Short-Title Catalogues and Other Lists of 15th- to 19th-Century Books

Note: Many early books listed in these catalogues are available at U of T in microform, but they are not separately catalogued in the UTL catalogue. Ask for assistance at the desk in the microfilm reading room.

British

Aldis, Harry G. A List of Books Printed in Scotland Before 1700. 1904. Rpt. with additions for books publ. in 1700. Edinburgh: National Library of Scotland, 1970. [Z 2051 A55 1970--ROBAREF]

Allison, A. F., and D. M. Rogers. A Catalogue of Catholic Books in English, Printed Abroad or Secretly in England, 1558-1640. 1956. Rpt. London: Dawson, 1968. [ref. Z 7837 A4 1968--FISHER]

Allison, Antony F., and V. F. Goldsmith. Titles of English Books (and of Foreign Books Printed in England): An Alphabetical Finding-List by Title of Books Published under the Author's Name, Pseudonym or Initials. 2 vols. Folkestone: Dawson, 1976-77. [Z 2002 P772A44--ROBAREF]
Vol. I: 1475-1640; Vol. II: 1641-1700.

The Annual Catalogue: Or, A New and Compleat List of All the New Books [. . .]. 1736-1737. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 1, no. 5. London: Gregg, Archive, 1965. [Z 2002 A6 1736a--ROBAREF]

Bibliotheca Annua: Or, The Annual Catalogue. 1699-1704. Rpt. 2 vols. English Bibliographical Sources, series 1, no. 4. London: Gregg, Archive, 1964. [Z 2002 B53--ROBAREF]

[British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books.] Catalogue of the Pamphlets, Books, Newspapers, and Manuscripts Relating to the Civil War, the Commonwealth, and Restoration, Collected by George Thomason, 1640-1661. 2 vols. London: [British Museum], The Trustees, 1908. [Z 2018 B85--ROBAREF]

Cambridge U. The Library. A Catalogue of the Bradshaw Collection of Irish Books in the University Library Cambridge. 3 vols. London: Quaritch, 1916. [Z 2031 C18--ROBAREF]

The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature, 1475-1700. 3 vols. New York: Privately printed, 1940. [duff f 0352--FISHER]

Clancy, Thomas H. English Catholic Books, 1641-1700: A Bibliography. Chicago: Loyola UP, 1974. [ref Z 7837 C53--FISHER]

Clavel, Robert. A Catalogue of All the Books Printed in England Since the Dreadful Fire of London, 1666. To the End of Michaelmas Term 1672. 1673. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 2. Farnborough, Hampshire: Gregg, Archive, 1965. [Z 2002 C52 1673A--ROBAREF]

---. The General Catalogue of Books Printed in England Since the Dreadful Fire of London, 1666. To the End of Trinity Term, 1674. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 2. Farnborough, Hampshire: Gregg, Archive, 1965. [Z 2002 C52 1675A--ROBAREF]

---. The General Catalogue of Books Printed in England Since the Dreadful Fire of London, 1666. To the End of Trinity Term, 1680. 1680. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 2. Farnborough, Hampshire: Gregg, Archive, 1965. [Z 2002 C52 1680A--ROBAREF]

---. A Catalogue of Books Printed in England Since the Dreadful Fire of London, 1666. To the End of Michaelmas Term, 1695. 4th ed. 1696. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 2. Farnborough, Hampshire: Gregg, Archive, 1965. [Z 2002 C52 1696--ROBAREF]

The English Catalogue of Books. 1801-1947. Rpt. Prel., plus 15 vols. New York: Kraus Reprint, 1963-64. [Z 2001 E52--ROBAREF]
Continued by: The English Catalogue of Books. 1948-68. vols. XVI-XX, plus 3 annual vols. London: Publishers Circular, 1952-69. [Z 2001 E52--ROBAREF]
Index to the English Catalogue. 1837-89. Rpt. 4 vols. New York: Kraus Reprint, 1963. [Z 2001 E52 Index--ROBAREF]

The English Short-Title Catalogue. [ESTC].
Material published in Britain 1473 to 1800. Available on-line. [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-References]  http://estc.bl.uk/  or http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/25314  
The file continues to be expanded and updated. Most of the major publications are available on microfilm; consult a librarian in the microfilm room.

Halkett, Samuel, et al. Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature. 9 vols. Vols. 1-7, new and enlarged ed. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1926-62. [Z 1065 H 17 1926--ROBAREF]
Partially superseded by: Halkett and Laing: A Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous Publications in the English Language, 1475-1640. Ed. John Horden. 3rd ed., rev. and enl. London: Longman Group, c. 1980- . [Z 1065 H17 1980--ROBAREF]

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue. [ISTC]. Search on-line as The Illustrated Incunabula Short Title Catalogue. [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-references] http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/1735   
This is a database of fifteenth-century printing which has been in development at the British Library since 1980. International coverage of works printed prior to 1501.

The Lists of Books from the British Magazine, 1746-50. Collected With Annual Indexes. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 1. London: Gregg, Archive, 1965. [Z 2002 B84--ROBAREF]

London, William. A Catalogue of the Most Vendible Books in England [and Supplements]. 1657, 1658, 1660. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, Series 2. London: Gregg, Archive, 1965. [Z 1015 L6 1657A]

Lowndes, William Thomas. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature. Ed. Henry G. Bohn. New ed., rev., Corrected and enl. 1864. Rpt. 8 vols. Detroit, MI: 1967. [Z 2001 L92 1967--ROBAREF]

Maunsell, Andrew. The Catalogue of English Printed Books. 2 parts. 1595. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, Series 2. London: Gregg, Archive, 1965. [Z 2002 M3 1965--VICR]

McLeod, Margaret S. G., et al. The Cathedral Libraries Catalogue: Books Printed Before 1701 in the Libraries of the Anglican Cathedrals of England and Wales. Ed. Karen 1. James and David J. Shaw. London: The British Library, The Bibliographical Society, 1984- . [Z 1012 M38 1984]

The 'Missing' Term Catalogue: A Facsimile of the Term Catalogue for Michaelmas Term 1695, With a List of Identified Books. Occasional Publication. 20. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1987. [Z 2002 A32 1987--ROBAREF]

The Monthly Catalogue 1714-1717. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 1, no. 1. London: Gregg, Archive, 1964. [Z 2002 M6 1714A--ROBAREF]

The Monthly Catalogue, 1723-1730. Rpt. 2 vols. English Bibliographical Sources, series 1, no. 2. London: Gregg, Archive, 1964. [Z 2002 M67 1723A--ROBAREF]

The Monthly Catalogues from The London Magazine, 1732-66, With the Index for 1732-58 Compiled by Edward kimber. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 1. London: Gregg, Archive, 1966. [Z 2002 L66--ROBAREF]

The Nineteenth Century. Cambridge, [England]: Chadwyk-Healey in association with the British Library and Avero, 1986- . [DA 533 N55 1986--MICR]
A catalogue of nineteenth century works located at the British Library that have been microfilmed. The microfiche are accompanied by a contents list.
Also available on CD-ROM on-line. [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Indexes] http://wf.library.utoronto.ca/info/19c.html

Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue: Series 1, Phase 1, 1801-1815. 6 vols. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Avero, c. 1984-86. [Z 2001 N652 1984 Ser. 1, phase 1--ROBAREF]
Continued by: Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue: Series 2. Phase 1. 1816-1870. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Avero, 1986- . [Z 2001 N652 1984 Ser. 2 phase I--ROBAREF]
Both Series 1 and 2 (1801-1879) are available on local CD-ROM along with Series 3 (1871-1919).
Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue: Series 3 (1871-1919). Also available on-line. [U of T Library Home Page; UT CAT; Resources; e-References]http://wf.library.utoronto.ca/info/19cstc.html  

Rees, Eilund, comp. Libri Walliae: A Catalogue of Welsh Books and Books Printed in Wales 1546-1820. 2 vols. Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1987. [Z 2072 N37 1987--ROBAREF]

A Register of Books 1728-1732, Extracted from The Monthly Chronicle. Rpt. English Bibliographical Sources, series 1, no. 3. London: Gregg, Archive, 1964. [Z 2002 R4 1728A--ROBAREF]

The Rothschild Library: A Catalogue of the Collection of Eighteenth-Century Printed Books and Manuscripts Formed by Lord Rothschild. 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1954. [Z 2012 R78]

Shaaber, M. A. Check-list of Works of British Authors Printed Abroad, in Languages Other Than English, to 1641. New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1975. [Z 1014 S5]

Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland, and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640. First comp. by A. W. Pollard and G. R. Redgrave. 2nd ed., rev. and enl., begun by W. A. Jackson and F. S. Ferguson; completed by Katharine F. Pantzer. 3 vols. London: Bibliographical Society, 1976-91. [Z 2002 P77 1976--ROBAREF]
A copy, annotated with the reel numbers of University Microfilms' STC series and with reference to copies of the originals in Rare Books & Special Collections, is kept in MICR. Another copy, recording the holdings of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, is kept at the Fisher Reference Desk.
Also search ESTC: English Short Title Catalogue on-line. [U of T Library Homepage; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Reference]
http://estc.bl.uk or http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/25314

The Term Catalogues, 1668-1709 A.D.: With a Number for Easter Term, 1711 A.D. Ed. from the Quarterly Lists by Edward Arber. 3 vols. London: Edward Arber, 1903-06. [Z 2002 A3--ROBAREF]

Watt, Robert. Bibliotheca Britannica; Or, A General Index to British and Foreign Literature. 4 vols. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1824. [Z 2001 W34--ROBAREF]

Wing, Donald. A Gallery of Ghosts: Books Published Between 1641-1700 Not Found in the Short-Title Catalogue. New York: The Index Committee, MLA, 1967. [Z 2002 W49--ROBAREF]
Those found were incorporated in the 2nd ed. of the Wing STC.

---. Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English Books Printed in Other Countries, 1641-1700. 2nd ed., newly rev. and enl. Eds. John J. Morrison and Carolyn W. Nelson. 3 vols. New York: MLA, 1994. [Z 2002 P773 1994--ROBAREF]
A copy recording the holdings of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is kept at the Fisher Reference Desk, and a copy of the earlier edition by Donald Wing is available in the reference section of the microtext reading room.
Available on-line [UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Reference; English Short Title Catalogue] http://estc.bl.uk or http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/25314

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U.S.

Bristol, Roger Pattrell. The American Bibliography of Charles Evans. Vol. 14: Index. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1959. [Z 1215 E92--ROBAREF]

---. Supplement to Charles Evans' American Bibliography. Charlottesville, VA: Bibliographical Society of America and the Bibliographical Society of the U of Virginia, 1970. [Z 1215 E92--ROBAREF]

Available on microfiche [Z 1215 E922 1970--MICR]

---. Index to the Supplement to Charles Evans' American Bibliography. Charlottesville, VA: Bibliographical Society of the U of Virginia, 1971. [Z 1215 E922 Index--ROBAREF]

European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1776. Ed. J. Alden and Dennis C. Landis. New York: Readex, 1980- . [Z 1203 E87]
Vol. I: 1493-1600 (1980); Vol II: 1601-50 (1982); Vol. V: 1701-25 (1987); Vol. VI: 1726-50 (1988).

Evans, Charles. American Bibliography: A Chronological Dictionary of All Books, Pamphlets and Periodical Publications Printed in the United States of America, from the Genesis of Printing in 1639 Down To and Including the Year 1820 [actually 1799]. 12 vols, Chicago: Privately printed, 1903-59. [Z 1215 E92--ROBAREF]
Continued by: Shipton, Clifford K. The American Bibliography of Charles Evans [. . .]. Vol. 13: 1799-1800. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1955. [Z 1215 E92--ROBAREF]
Available on microfiche [Z 1215 E92 1903--MICR]

Molnar, John Edgar, comp. Author-Title Index to Joseph Sabin's Dictionary of Books Relating to America. 3 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1974. [Z 1201 S322--ROBAREF]

Sabin, Joseph, et al. Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present Time. 1868-1962. Rpt. 29 vols. in 2. New York: Mini-Print, [1966?]. Photocopy in reduced size. [Z 1201 S3 1868a--ROBAREF]
Title varies (vol. 29 entitled Bibliotheca Americana)

Shaw, Ralph R., and Richard H. Shoemaker, comps. American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist. 1801-1819. 23 vols. New York: Scarecrow, 1958-83. [Z 1215 S48--ROBAREF]

Shipton, Clifford K., and James E. Mooney. National Index of American Imprints Through 1800: The Short-Title Evans. 2 vols. [Worcester, MA]: American Antiquarian Society and Barre, 1969. [Z 1215 E97] Also in MICR.

Shoemaker, Richard H., et. al. A Checklist of American Imprints. 1820- . Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1964-. [Z 1215 S48 1964--ROBAREF]
Cumulative indexes: 1820-29; 1830-39.

Thompson, Lawrence S. The New Sabin: Books Described by Joseph Sabin and His Successors, Now Described Again on the Basis of Examination of Originals, and Fully Indexed By Title, Subject, Joint Authors, and Institutions and Agencies. Troy, NY: Whitston, 1974-. [Z 1201 S3 1974--ROBAREF]
10 volumes and a cumulative index have been published.

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Canadian


Alston, Sandra, ed. A Bibliography of Canadiana: Second Supplement, 1850-1867. 3 vols., plus index. Toronto: Metropolitan Toronto Library Board, 1985-89. [Z 1365 T64 Suppl. 1985--ROBAREF]

Amtmann, Bernard. Contributions to a Dictionary of Canadian Pseudonyms and Anonymous Works Relating to Canada/Contributions à up dictionnaire des pseudonymes canadiens et des ouvrages anonymes relatifs au Canada. Montreal: The author, 1973. [Z 1047 A48--ROBAREF]

---. Contributions to a Short-Title Catalogue of Canadiana. 4 vols. Montreal: n.p., 1971-73. [Z 1365 A5--FISHER]

Canada, the Printed Record: A Bibliographic Register With Indexes. Ottawa: Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1980- . Microfiche. [mfe CIHM no. 99966--MICR]
The Canadian Institute for Historical Micro-reproductions is putting on microfiche a collection of books, pamphlets, leaflets, playbills and broadsides, catalogues of books, pictures, articles for sale, commercial products, etc. Known as the CIHM/ICMH Microfiche Series, the collection is accessible through Canada, The Printed Record. On-going project.

Canadiana 1867-1900. Monographs: Canada's National Bibliography/Canadiana 1867-1900, monographies la bibliographie nationale du Canada. [Ottawa]: National Library of Canada, 1980-88. Microfiche. [mfe Z C453--ROBAREF, Cabinet No. 1]

Fleming, Patricia Lockhart. Upper Canadian Imprints 1801-1841: A Bibliography. U of Toronto P, 1988. [Z 1365 T72 1988]

---. Atlantic Canadian Imprints, 1800-1820: A Bibliography. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1991. [Z 1392 A8F54 1991--ROBAREF]

Haight, Willet Ricketson. Canadian Catalogue of Books 1791-1897. 1896, 1897. Rpt. London: Pordes, 1958. [Z 1365 H16--ROBAREF]

Morgan, Henry J. Bibliotheca Canadensis: Or, A Manual of Canadian Literature. 1867. Rpt. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1968. [Z 1365 M84 1968--ROBAREF]

Staten, Frances M., and Marie Tremaine, eds. A Bibliography of Canadiana: Being Items in the Public Library of Toronto. Canada, Relating to the Early History and Development of Canada. Toronto: [Toronto] Public Library, 1934. [Z 1365 T64--ROBAREF]
Supplemented by: Boyle, Gertrude M., ed. A Bibliography of Canadiana: First Supplement. Toronto: [Toronto] Public Library, 1959. [Z 1365 T64 Suppl.--ROBAREF]

Tremaine, Marie. A Bibliography of Canadian Imprints, 1751-1800. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1952. [Z 1365 T7--ROBAREF]
Available on microfilm. [F C353--MICR]
Supplemented by: Fleming, Patricia. Early Canadian Printing : A Supplement to Marie Tremaine's A Bibliography of Canadian Imprints, 1751-1800. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1999. [Z 1365 T7 1999 Suppl.]

Waldon, Freda Farrell. Bibliography of Canadiana Published in Great Britain, 1519-1763/Bibliographie des ouvrages sur le Canada publiés en Grande-Bretagne entre 1519 et 1763. Ed. William F. E. Morley. Rev. ed. [Toronto]: ECW, in assn. with the National Library of Canada, 1990. [Z 1365 W27 1990--ROBAREF]

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