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Reference tools for rare book cataloging at Houghton

Includes standard citations (for 510 field), call numbers, and commentary

 

Incunabula

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COMMENTS

British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books

Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum

BM 15th cent.

HRR Z240.B74 1962 F
1963 reprint ed.

  • With this is shelved v. 9- of the original edition.

Goff, F.R.

Incunabula in American libraries: a third census of fifteenth-century books recorded in North American collections

Goff

HRR Z240.G58 1973 F

Goff, F.R.

Incunabula in American libraries :a supplement to the third census of fifteenth-century books recorded in North American collections (1964)

Goff (suppl.)

HRR Z240.G58 1973 Suppl. F

  • Annotated with Houghton accessions to date.

Hain, L.

Repertorium bibliographicum :in quo libri omnes ab arte typographica inventa usque ad annum MD. typis expressi, ordine alphabetico vel simpliciter enumerantur vel adcuratius recensentur

Hain

HRR Z240.H15 1966
1966 reprint ed.

Reichling, D.

Appendices ad Hainii-Copingeri Repertorium bibliographicum: additiones et emendationes

Hain-Copinger-Reichling

HRR Z240.H15S2 1905
HRR Z240.H15S2 1905 Suppl.

 

Incunabula Short Title Catalog

ISTC

http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/istc/

  • Supersedes The Illustrated ISTC on CD-ROM

Proctor, R.

An index to the early printed books in the British Museum with notes of those in the Bodleian library

Proctor

HRR Z240.P962 1960

Walsh, J.E.

A catalogue of the fifteenth-century printed books in the Harvard University Library

Walsh

Houghton Catalogue Dept. (in BAL)
HRR Z240.H37 1991

Whitesell, D.

First supplement to James E. Walsh's Catalogue of the fifteenth-century printed books in the Harvard University Library

Walsh (1st supp.)

Houghton Catalogue Dept.(in BAL)
HRR Z240.H37 1991 Suppl.

Great Britain

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COVERAGE

COMMENTS

 

English short title catalogue, 1473-1800

ESTC

1473-1800

http://estc.bl.uk

 

A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (1976-1991)

STC (2nd ed.)

1475-1640

HRR Z2002.P77 1976 F

Wing, D.G.

Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (1945-1951)

Wing (2nd ed.)

1641-1700

Houghton Catalog Dept.

HRR Z2002.W52 1972 F

  • With this is shelved v. 1, revised by John J. Morrison and Carolyn Nelson, 1994.
  • Annotated with Harvard locations.
    KN – not really necessary

 

Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (1972-1988)

Wing (2nd ed., 1994)

1641-1700

HRR Z2002.W52 1994 F

  • Shelved with v. 2-3, revised and edited by Timothy J. Crist, 1982-1988.
  • Annotated with Harvard locations.

Foxon, D.F.

English verse 1701-1750: a catalogue of separately printed poems with notes on contemporary collected eds.

Foxon

1701-1750

HRR PR551.E5F79 1975 F

Streeter, H.W.

The eighteenth-century English novel in French translation

Streeter, H.W. ^18th-cent. Engl. novel in French transl.

 

Widener 10466.23.157

Sadleir, M.

XIX century fiction

Sadleir, M. ^19th cent. fiction

England

HRR Z2014.F4 S16 1951 F

  • Includes yellow-backs, series; binding details.

Garside, Raven & Schöwerling

The English novel 1770-1829

English novel 1770-1829

British Isles

HRR PR851.E54 2000

Summers, M.

A gothic bibliography

Summers, M. ^Gothic bib.

 

Widener PR851.Z99 S95x

Halkett, S. and Laing, J.

A dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous publications in the English language (1980)

Halkett & Laing (3rd ed.)

1475-1640

HRR Z1065 .H18 1980 F

United States

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COVERAGE

COMMENTS

Blanck, J.

Bibliography of American literature

BAL

 

HRR PS88.Z99B6 1955

Bötte, Gerd-J. and Werner Tannhof.

First century of German language printing in the United States of America

Bötte & Tannhof. ^German printing

1728-1830

HRR Z208.B67 1989

Bristol, R.P.

Supplement to Charles Evans' American bibliography

Bristol

1646-1800

Early American imprints, series I, 1639-1800
HRR Z1215.E92334 1970 F

Checklist of American imprints

Checklist Amer. imprints

Checklist of Amer. imprints

1830-1839

B 5050.788.2*

Evans, C.

American bibliography

Evans

1639-1820

Early American imprints, series I, 1639-1800
HRR Z1215.E92 1903 F

  • Annotated with Harvard holdings |

 

European Americana: a chronological guide to works printed in Europe relating to the Americas, 1493-1776.

Alden, J.E. ^European Americana

1493-1776

HRR Z1203 .E87 1980

Howes, Wright.

U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (1978)

Howes, W. ^U.S.iana (end ed.)

1650-1950

HRR E178.Z99 H69 1962

Parke-Bernet Galleries.

The celebrated collection of Americana formed by the late Thomas Winthrop Streeter

Streeter Americana

 

B 1779 811*
B 1779 811* Index

Shaw, R.R. 
Shoemaker, R.H.

American bibliography

Shaw & Shoemaker

1801-1819

Early American Imprints, Series II
HRR Z1215.S48 1958

Shoemaker, R.H.

Checklist of American imprints for 1820-1829

Shoemaker

1820-1829

B 5050788*

Stoddard, R.E.

Catalogue of books and pamphlets unrecorded in Oscar Wegelin's Early American poetry

Stoddard, R.E. ^Unrecorded Wegelin

1650-1820

HRR PS303.Z99 W4 1930 Suppl.

Wegelin, Oscar.

Early American poetry

Wegelin, O. ^Amer. poetry

1650-1820

HRR PS303.Z99 W4 1930

Welch, d'Alté

A bibliography of American children's books printed prior to 1821

Welch, D.A. ^Amer. children's books

 

HRR Z1232.W44 1972

Wolf, Edwin.

From Gothic windows to peacocks: American embossed leather bindings, 1825-1855.

Wolf, E. ^From Gothic windows to peacocks

 

*HRef-49 F

Wright, L.H.

American fiction 1774-1850

Wright, L.H. ^Amer. fiction, 1774-1850 (2nd ed.)

 

HRR PS371 .A12 W9 1969

Wright, L.H.

American fiction 1851-1875

Wright, L.H. ^Amer. fiction, 1851-1875

 

HRR PS371 .A12 W92 1965

Wright, L.H.

American fiction 1876-1900

Wright, L.H. ^Amer. fiction, 1876-1900

 

HRR PS371 .A12 W93 1966

Continental Europe

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COVERAGE

COMMENTS

Adams, H.M.

Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries

Adams

Europe, 1501-1600

HRR Z1014 .A38 1967

 

Index Aureliensis: catalogus librorum sedecimo saeculo impressorum

Index Aureliensis

Europe, 1501-1600

B 4679.462*

Brunet, J.C.

Manual de libraire et de l'amateur de livres

Brunet

Europe, 1455-1809

HRR Z1011.B78 1860

Moreau, C.

Bibliographie des mazarinades

Moreau

France, 1501-1600

HRR DC130.M34 Z995 1850

Mortimer, R.

Catalogue of books and manuscripts

Mortimer

France and Italy, 1501-1600

HRR Z881 .H346 1964 F

  • Detailed information on illustrations, Books of Hours, title page designs, etc.

North, Michael. J.

Printed catalogues of French book auctions and sales by private treaty 1643-1830

Grolier.^^French book auctions

France, 1643-1830

B 1830.437* F

  • Helpful indices of booksellers, auctioneers, etc.; identification of consignors possible through contemporary ms. notes on some Grolier copies.

Cioranescu, A.

Bibliographie de la litterature française du seizième siecle

Cioranescu, A. ^16 s.

France, 1501-1600

HRR Z2172.C5 1959

Cioranescu, A.

Bibliographie de la litterature française du dix-septième siecle

Cioranescu, A. ^17 s.

France, 1601-1700

HRR PQ247.C54 1965

Cioranescu, A

Bibliographie de la litterature française du dix-huitième siecle

Cioranescu, A. ^18 s.

France, 1701-1800

HRR PQ261.C48 1969

Cicogna, E.A.

Saggio di bibliografia veneziana

 

Venice

Ital. 4801.9x

Goedeke, K.

Grundrisz zur Geschichte der deutschen Dichtung aus den Quellen

Goedeke

Germany, 1401-1830

HRR PT85 .G7 1884

 

Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts

VD 16

Germany, 1501-1600

VD16-Besitzstandsdatei
Widener Z 1014 .V47 1983 F

 

Das Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachraum erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts

VD 17

Germany, 1601-1700

VD 17

Wilpert & Gühring

Erstausgaben deutscher Dichtung. Eine Bibliographie zur deutschen Literatur 1600-1960 (1967/1992)

Wilpert & Gühring. ^Erstausgaben (2. Aufl.)

Germany, 1601-1960

HRR PT85 .W54 1992
Houghton Catalogue Dept. (1967 ed.)

 

Censimento nazionale delle edizione italiane del XVI secolo

EDIT16

Italy 1501-1600

EDIT 16

Gamba, B.

Serie dei testi di lingua e di altre opere importanti nella italiana letteratura scritte dal secolo XIV al XIX.

Gamba, B. ^Testi di lingua

Incunabula to 18--

HRR PQ4201.G3 1962

Landwehr, J.

Dutch emblem books

Landwehr, J. ^Dutch emblem books

Netherlands, 15xx-17xx

*93HR-4389
*EC95.L2398.962d

Praz, Mario

Studies in seventeenth-cent. imagery

Praz, M. ^17th-cent. imagery

Europe

Houghton *93HR-4390

  • Includes extensive bibl. of emblem books (p. 241-576), covering 16th-18th centuries.

Silva, M.R.T. de

A mulher: bibliografia portuguesa anotada (monografias, 1518-1998)

Silva

Women
Portugal, 1518-1998

Widener HQ1150 .S58 1999x

Spanish Language

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COVERAGE

COMMENTS

Medina, J.T.

Biblioteca hispano-americana (1493-1810)

Bib. hispano-americana

Latin America, 1493-1810

Widener SA 5.10

Medina, J.T.

Biblioteca hispano-chilena (1523-1817)

Bib. hispano-chilena

Chile, 1523-1817

Widener SA 6400.4.11 (1963 facsimile ed.)

Medina, J.T.

La imprenta en México (1539-1821)

Medina, J.T. ^México

Mexico, 1539-1821

Google Books
Widener B 5036.4.1 (1965 reprint ed.)

Medina, J.T.

La imprenta en la Puebla de los Angeles (1640-1821)

Medina, J.T. ^Puebla

Mexico (Puebla), 1640-1821

Widener B 5037.5

Medina, J.T.

La imprenta en Lima (1584-1824)

Medina, J.T. ^Lima

Peru, 1584-1824

Houghton B 5021.1.6F* v.1-3
Widener B 5021.1.8 (1961 reprint ed.)

Medina, J.T.

La imprenta en Manila desde sus orígenes hasta 1810

Medina, J.T. ^Manila

Philippines

Widener B 5749.1.7

Palau y Dulcet, A.

Manual del librero hispano-americano (1923-1927)

Palau y Dulcet

Spain and Latin America

Houghton *SC9 P1727 923m
Houghton *93HR-1707

Palau y Dulcet, A.

Manual del librero hispano-americano (1948-1977)

Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.)

Spain and Latin America

HRR PQ6032.Z99 P3 1948

Music

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COVERAGE

COMMENTS

 

Répertoire international des sources musicales A/I

RISM A/I

Single printed scores, 1600-1800

 

Sartori, C.

I libretti italiani a stampa dalle origini al 1800

Sartori

Librettos w/ Italian texts, 1600-1800

HRR ML136.A1 S27 1990 F

Hunter, D.

Opera and song books published in England, 1703-1726

Hunter

England, 1703-1726

HTC-LC ML128.O4 H86 1997x
Houghton B 5170.457*

Smith, W.C.

A bibliography of the musical works published by John Walsh during the years 1695-1720

Walsh I

 

HRR ML145.W28 S5 1948

Smith and Humphreys

A bibliography of the musical works published by the firm of John Walsh during the years 1721-1766

Walsh II

 

HRR ML145.W28 S52 1968
HTC-LC ML145.W28 S55 1968

Wolfe, Richard J.

Secular music in America

Wolfe, R.J. ^Secular music

1801-1825

HRR ML120.U5 W57 1964

Hopkinson, C.

Bibliography of the musical and literary works of Hector Berlioz (1980)

Hopkinson, C. ^Berlioz (2nd ed.)

Berlioz

Loeb Music Mus 1572.250.5 (There is an earlier ed. in Houghton: f *FC8.B4555.Q951h)

  • Not complete by any means, but the best currently available

Hopkinson, C.

Bibliography of the printed works of C.W. von Gluck, 1714-1787 (1967)

Hopkinson, C. ^Gluck (2nd ed.)

Gluck

Loeb Music (Spalding Rm.) ML134.G56 H69 1967

  • Also not complete, but a good place to start

Smith and Humphreys

Handel: a descriptive catalogue of the early editions (1970)

Smith and Humphreys. ^Handel (2nd ed.)

Handel

Loeb Music Mus 2996.356.5

Schickling, D.

 

Schickling, D. ^Puccini

Puccini

Loeb Music ML134.P94 S35 2003

  • Recommended use in conjunction with Hopkinson, C. Bibliography of the works of Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924 (1968).

Hopkinson, C.

A bibliography of the works of Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901

Hopkinson, C. ^Verdi

Verdi

Loeb Music (Spalding Rm.) ML134.V47 H6

  • Best used in conjunction with the critical commentary of Gossett, G., ed. The works of Giuseppe Verdi (1983-)

Dance

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COVERAGE

COMMENTS

Derra de Moroda, F.

Dance library

Derra de Moroda, F. ^Dance library

 

Theatre Coll. TS 10.15.20

Magriel, P.D.

Bibliography of dancing

Magriel, P.D. ^Bibliography of dancing

 

Widener GV1594.Z99 M34 1936x
HTC-LC Z7514.D2 M2 [3}rd. suppl.---1936-1939]
HTC-LC GV1593 .M24 1941x [4th suppl.---1936-1940]

Graphic Arts

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COVERAGE

COMMENTS

Anninger, A.

Spanish and Portuguese 16th century books in the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts

Anninger

Illustrated books from Spain and Portugal, 1501-1600

HRR Z1014 .H29 1985 F

Abbey, J.R.

Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860

Abbey, J.R. ^Travel

 

*HRef-1184F

Abbey, J.R.

Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860

Abbey, J.R. ^Life

 

*HRef-1187F

Abbey, J.R.

Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860

Abbey, J.R. ^Scenery

 

*HRef-1188F

Berlin.
Staatliche Kunstbibliothek.

Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek

Berlin. ^Ornamentstichsammlung

Europe, approx.1525-1815

*93HR-1622F

Bonacini, Claudio.

Bibliografia delle arti scrittorie e della calligrafia

Bonacini, C. ^Bibl. delle arti scrittorie

Writing books
Europe, approx. 1500-1925

*93HR-2543

Marzoli, Carla.

Calligraphy 1535-1885: a collection of seventy-two writing books and specimens from the Italian, French, Low Countries and Spanish schools

Marzoli, C. ^Calligraphy 1535-1885

Writing books
Full collations

*93HR-2542

Nissen, Claus.

Die Botanische Buchillustration.

Nissen, C. ^Botanische Buchillustration (2. Aufl.)

Europe, 15xx-18xx

HRR Z5351 .N63 1966

Science

AUTHOR

TITLE

CITE AS

COVERAGE

COMMENTS

Houzeau, J.C. &
Lancaster, A.B.M.

Bibliographie generale de l'astronomie jusqu'en 1880.

Houzeau & Lancaster. ^Astronomie (1964 ed.)

Beginnings to 1880

HRR QB43.Z99 H84 1964

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