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16 January 2007

Devon Book Bibliography

Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 12
A history of the book in Devon, by Ian Maxted
Bibiography and references


DCNQ Devon and Cornwall notes and queries
TDA Transactions of the Devonshire Association

Aquilon, Pierre & Girard, Alain R. 1990. Bibliographie normande: bibliographie des ouvrages imprimés à Caen et à Rouen au seizième siècle. Fasc. 7 (Baden-Baden: Koerner)

Attwood, J.S. 1916. 'Booksellers and printers in Devon and Cornwall in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries', DCNQ, 9 (1916-17), 129-138

Baring-Gould, Sabine. 1925. Further reminiscences, (London: John Lane).

Beckerlegge, John J. 1946. 'The Thunderbolt' TDA, 78, 259-264.

Bidwell, Paul T. 1980. Roman Exeter: fortress and town (Exeter: Exeter Museums)

Birley, Robin. 1994. Vindolanda's Roman records. Rev ed. (Greenhead: Roman Army Museum)

Bodley, Sir Thomas. 1926. Letters of Sir Thomas Bodley to Thomas James, edited by G.W.Wheeler, (Oxford: Clarendon Press)

Boniface, Saint. Letters. See Talbot, C.H.

Brockett, Allan A. 1949. 'The historians of Devon: a bibliographical appreciation', (Typescript)

Brockett, Allan A. 1962. Nonconformity in Exeter 1650-1875, (Manchester: Manchester University Press). Appendix lists works on Trinitarian controversy.

Brockett, Allan A. 1977. The Devon union list (D. U. L.), (Exeter: University of Exeter Library)

Brushfield, T.N. 1888. 'Andrew Brice and the early Exeter newspaper press', TDA, 20, 163-214

Brushfield, T.N. 1888. 'Who wrote the Exmoor scolding and courtship?', TDA, 20, 400-09

Brushfield, T.N. 1893. 'Devonshire authors to 1640', TDA, 25, 25-158

Butcher, Edmund. 1820? The beauties of Sidmouth displayed. 2nd ed. (Sidmouth: Wallis)

Cameron, Alick. 1998. 'A westcountry polymath: William Musgrave MD, FRS, FRCP, of Exeter (1655-1721)', J. medical biography, 6, 166-70.

Chalk, Edwin S. 1905. A history of the church of St Peter, Tiverton (Tiverton: Gregory & Son). Appendix. A catalogue of the vestry library, xxv-lviii.

Chalk, Edwin S. 1935. 'Circulation of XVIII-century newspapers', N&Q, 169, 336

Chalk, Edwin S. 1936 'Tiverton letters and papers 1724-1843', N&Q, 170. Series of 15 articles.

Chandler, John. 1996. 'John Leland in the Westcountry', Topographical writers in south-west England, edited by Mark Brayshay (Exeter: Exeter University Press), 34-49.

Chanter, J.F. 1916. 'Exeter Cathedral Library', DCNQ, 9 (1916-17), 139-42

Chanter, J.R. 1886. Sketches of the literary history of Barnstaple, (Barnstaple )

Chitty, Jean. 1976. Paper in Devon, (Exeter: Jean Chitty); 1985. 2nd ed. (Exeter: Jean Chitty)

Chope, R.Pearse. 1918. 'An early Exeter bookseller', DCNQ, 10, 26-7

Chope, R.Pearse. 1920. 'Early use of paper in Devon'. DCNQ, 11, 33-36.

Chope, R.Pearse. 1921. 'The S.P.C.K. in the west', DCNQ, 11, 178-84.

Clamp, A.J. [Card index of Devon book trade personnel outside Plymouth presented to Westcountry Studies Library].

Clapp, B.W. 1982. The University of Exeter: a history, (Exeter: University of Exeter)

Clough, E.A. 1969. A short-title catalogue, arranged geographically, of books printed and distributed ... in the English provincial towns and in Scotland and Ireland ... to ... 1700, (London: Library Association)

Conner, Patrick W. 1993. Anglo-Saxon Exeter: a tenth-century cultural history, (Woodbridge: Boydell Press). Studies in Anglo-Saxon history; 4.

Constable, K.M. 1932. 'The early printed plans of Exeter', TDA, 64, 455-73. Notes 63 (131), 33; 65 (1933), 30

Cook, John. 1819. A pamphlet; called Old England for ever, (Exeter: Curson)

Cossins, James. 1878. Reminiscences of Exeter fifty years since, 2nd ed., (Exeter: William Pollard)

Cotton, W. 1891. 'Oliver's notes on Prince's "Worthies of Devon"', Notes & gleanings, 4, 179-80.

Cranfield, G.A. 1978. The development of the provincial newspaper 1700-1760 (Oxford: Clarendon Press)

Davidson, James. 1852. Bibliotheca Devoniensis: a catalogue of the printed books relating to the county of Devon, (Exeter: Roberts)

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Devon inventories. 1966. Devon inventories of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, edited by Margaret Cash, (Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record Society). New series; vol. 11

Dickinson, M.G. 1963. 'Early Exeter printers and booksellers 1669-1741', DCNQ, 29, 164-71

Dictionary of national biography (DNB)

Dodderidge, S.E. 1909. The Dodderidges of Devon, with an account of the Bibliotheca Doddridgiana, (Exeter: William Pollard)

Drake, Frederick Morris. 1913. One hundred years with the Devon and Exeter Institution, (Exeter: Devon and Exeter Institution)

Dredge, John Ingle. 1885-91. Devon booksellers and printers in the 17th and 18th centuries, (Plymouth: W.H.Luke). Reprint of articles in Western Antiquary: 1885. [original paper], 5, 1-8, 25-32 1885. Supplementary paper no. 1, 5, 112-4, 119-23 1887. Supplementary paper no. 2, 6, 97-100, 121-5, 153-6 1891. Supplementary paper no. 3, 10, 9-12, 34-4, 103-5, 126-8, 151-4

Dredge, John Ingle. 1889-99. 'A few sheaves of Devon bibliography', TDA 1889. The first sheaf. 21, 498-548 1890. The second sheaf. 22, 324-56 1892. The third sheaf. 24, 476-526 1893. The fourth sheaf. 25, 552-601 1896. The fifth sheaf. 28 547-605 1898. The sixth sheaf. 31, 331-55. Compiled posthumously from his notes.

Duff, E.G. A century of the English book trade, (London: Bibliographical Society)

E&E. Express and echo (Exeter newspaper)

Early tours. 1918. Early tours in Devon and Cornwall, edited by R.Pearse Chope, (Exeter: Commins)

EFP. Exeter flying post (Exeter newspaper 1763-1918, precise title varies)

ESTC. The eighteenth century short title catalogue, (London: British Library). Issued in microfiche on CD-ROM, and available as on-line database through BLAISE.

Evans, D.Wyn. 1982. 'Devon parish libraries at Exeter University', Devon historian, 24, (Apr 1982), 18-21.

Exeter freemen. 1973. Exeter freemen 1277-1967, edited by Margery M.Rowe and Andrew M.Jackson, (Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record Society). Special series; no. 1

Exeter militia list. 1972. Exeter militia list 1803, edited by W.G.Hoskins, (Chichester: Phillimore)

Farington, Joseph. 1922-28. The Farington diary, edited by James Greig, (London: Hutchinson), vol. 6, 155-79 etc

Feather, John. 1985. The provincial book trade in eighteenth-century England, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Finberg, H.P.R. 1951. Tavistock Abbey (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Finberg, H.P.R. 1953. Early charters of Devon and Cornwall (Leicester: University College). Department of Local History, Occasional papers; no. 2.

Ford, Richard. 1905. The letters of Richard Ford 1797-1858, edited by Rowland E.Prothero, (London: Murray)

Fox, Aileen. 1973. South-west England 3500BC-AD600 (Newton Abbot: David & Charles)

Goulden, Richard. 1977. 'Chancery lawsuits 1714-1758: an analytical list' (Typescript)

Hall, Joseph. 1839. Works. (Oxford: D.A.Talboys)

Hargreaves, A.S. 1997. 'Some late seventeenth-century booktrade activities', Quadrat, 6, 3-6.

Hathaway, Eileen. 1994. John Rattenbury and his adventures, (Swanage: Shinglepicker)

Historic Manuscripts Commission. 1876. Fifth report (London: HMSO)

Historic Manuscripts Commission 1916. Report on the records of the city of Exeter (London: HMSO)

Hodgson, Norma & Blagden, Cyprian. 1956. The notebook of Thomas Bennet and Henry Clements (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society)

Hodson, W.H. 1972. Hodson's booksellers, publishers and stationers directory 1855: a facsimile of the copy in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, with an introduction by Graham Pollard, (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society). Occasional publication; no. 7

Hooke, Della. 1994. Pre-conquest charter-bounds of Devon and Cornwall, (Woodbridge: Boydell)

Hoskins, W.G. 1940. 'An Exeter bookseller's stock in 1615', DCNQ, 21, 36-8

Hoskins, W.G. 1954. Devon (London: Collins)

Hoskins, W.G. 1960. Two thousand years in Exeter, (Exeter: Townsend)

House of Commons. 1851. Returns of newspaper stamps 1837-50 (London: HMSO). Parliamentary papers, session 1851, HC42, vol. 17, 516-29.

Jenkins, Alexander. 1806. The history and description of the city of Exeter, (Exeter: Hedgeland)

Jones, Winslow. 1893. 'The author of The worthies of Devon and the Prince family', TDA, 24, 422 etc

Kaufman, Paul. 1969. Libraries and their users: collected papers in library history, (London: Library ssociation)

Ker, Neil Ripley. 1964. The medieval libraries of Great Britain, 2nd ed., (London: Royal Historical Society)

Kingdon, Eric V. 1946 'Tavistock Library', TDA, 78, 229-38

Lambert, Richard S. 1939. The Cobbett of the West: a study of Thomas Latimer and the struggle between pulpit and press in Exeter, (London: Nicholson and Watson)

Lapthorne, Richard. 1928. The Portledge papers, edited by Russell J.Kerr and Ida Coffin Duncan, (London: Cape)

Leland, John. 1715. De rebus britannicis collectanea, (Oxford: At the Sheldonian Theatre for Thomas Hearne)

Leepine, David and Orme, Nicholas. 2003. Death and memory in medieval Exeter, (Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record SDociety). New series vol.47.

Lloyd, L.J. 1967. The library of Exeter Cathedral, (Exeter: University of Exeter)

McCaffrey, Wallace T. 1958. Exeter 1540-1640, (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univerity Press)

McConaghey, R.M.S. 1967. 'Sir George Baker and the Devonshire colic', Medical history, 11:4, 345-60.

McKenzie, D.F. 1961. Stationers' Company apprentices, 1605-1640 (Charlotteville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia)

McKenzie, D.F. 1974. Stationers' Company apprentices, 1641-1700 (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society)

McKenzie, D.F. 1978. Stationers' Company apprentices, 1700-1800 (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society) New series; 19

McKerrow, R.B. A dictionary of printers and booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland ... 1557-1640, (Bibliographical Society)

Maxted, Ian. 1977. The London book trades 1775-1800: a preliminary checklist of members, (Folkestone: Dawson)

Maxted, Ian. 1982. 'Four rotten corn bags and some old books: the impact of the printed work in Devon', in: Sale and distribution of books from 1700, (Oxford Polytechnic Press), 37-76

Maxted, Ian. 1983a. The British book trades 1710-1777: an index of masters and apprentices, (Exeter: J.Maxted)

Maxted, Ian. 1983b. '... a most barbarous, dreadful and shocking murder ...' Factotum. Occasional paper 3, 2-6

Maxted, Ian. 1983c. 'Exeter book trades: artisan dynasties from freemen's registers', in: Report of the seminar on the provincial book trade, University of Loughborough 12 July 1983, (Newcastle upon Tyne: History of the Book Trade in the North), 5-8

Maxted, Ian. 1984. The British book trades 1731-1806: a checklist of bankrupts, (Exeter: J.Maxted)

Maxted, Ian. 1985. 'The little crawling pamphleteer', Antiquarian Book Monthly Review, 12:11, 426-9. On Thomas Osborne of Exeter.

Maxted, Ian. 1987. Exeter Cathedral Library: a concordance of medieval catalogues and surviving manuscripts, (Exeter: J.Maxted)

Maxted, Ian. 1989. Books with Devon imprints: a handlist to 1800, (Exeter: J.Maxted)

Maxted, Ian. 1990a. 'Single sheets from a country town: the example of Exeter', in: Spreading the word: the distribution networks of print 1550-1850, (Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies), 109-29

Maxted, Ian. 1990b. 'Mobility and innovation in the book trades: some Devon examples', in: Six centuries of the provincial book trades in Britain, (Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies), 73-85

Maxted, Ian. 1990c. 'The Exeter printer of 1683: a ghost laid', DCNQ, 36:8, 273-276

Maxted, Ian. 1991a. The Devon book trades: a biographical dictionary, (Exeter: J.Maxted)

Maxted, Ian. 1993. "Beginne with a printing presse": some early ghosts of Exeter typography: a paper presented to the Imprint Society of Reading, (Exeter: J.Maxted)

Maxted, Ian. 1996. 'A common culture?: the inventory of Michael Harte, bookseller of Exeter', Devon documents, edited by Todd Gray (Tiverton: Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries), 119-128.

Morebath. Churchwardens. 1904. The accounts of the churchwardens of the parish of Morebath, Devon 1520-73, (Exeter: Commin)

Morris, R.Burnet. 1915-40. 'Bibliography of Devon: report', TDA,, 1st 48, 154-6 to 25th 73, 61

Mortimer, R.S. 1947. 'Biograpical notices of printers and publishers of Friends' books up to 1750', J. Documentation, 3, 106-125

Munby, A.N.L. 1977. British book sale catalogues 1676-1800. A.N.L.Munby and Lenore Coral, (Mansell)

Nelson, James G. 1989. Elkin Mathews: publisher to Yeats, Joyce, Pound, (University of Wisconsin Press)

Newton, Robert. 1968. Victorian Exeter, (Leiceter: University of Leicester)

Newton, Robert. 1984. Eighteenth century Exeter, (Exeter: University of Exeter)

Nichols, John. 1812-16. Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century, (London: J.Nichols).

Nichols, John Bowyer. 1817-58. Illustrations of the literary history of the 18th century, (London: Nichols & Son). Conyinued by John Bowyer Nichols.

Oliver, George. 1861. The lives of the bishops of Exeter, (Exeter: William Roberts).

Orme, Nicholas. 1976. Education in the west of England 1066-1548, (Exeter: University of Exeter)

Orme, Nicholas. 1986. Exeter Cathedral as it was 1050-1550, (Exeter: Devon Books)

Orme, Nicholas. 1988. 'Martin Coeffin: the first Exeter publisher', DCNQ, 10:3, 220-30.

Orme, Nicholas. 1989. 'A letter of Saint Roche', DCNQ , 36:5, 153-159.

Orme, Nicholas. 1992. Nicholas Roscarrack's lives of the saints: Cornwall and Devon, (Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record Society). New series, vol. 35.

Padel, Oliver. 1978. 'Two new pre-conquest charters for Cornwall', Cornish studies 6, 20-27.

Palmer, James L. 'Early newspapers in Plymouth and the West', Plymouth Institution, Annual Reports and Transactions, 19 (1943/4 & 19445), 35-51.

Palmer, John E.C. 1978. 'The Davy divinity press at Lustleigh, Devon', Factotum, 4, 21-23.

Pendred, John. 1955. The earliest directory of the book trade ... 1785, edited by Graham Pollard, (London: Bibliographical Society).

Perkin, Michael. 1990. 'Egerton Smith and the early 19th-century book trade in Liverpool', Spreading the word: the distribution networks of print, (Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies), 151-164.

Plomer, Henry R. 1907. A dictionary of printers and booksellers ... 1641-1667, (London: Bibliographical Society)

Plomer, Henry R. 1917. 'An Exeter bookseller: his friends and contemporaries', Library, 3 ser, vol. 8, 128-35. John Gropall.

Plomer, Henry R. 1919. 'More petitions to Archbishop Laud', Library, 3 ser., vol. 10, 129-38. Pp. 135-6: petition against ironmongers for illegal bookselling in Exeter.

Plomer, Henry R. 1922. A dictionary of printers and booksellers ... 1668-1725, (London: Bibliographical Society)

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Plymouth Athenaeum. 1894. Catalogue of the Davidson collection of pamphlets etc in the library at the Athenaeum, Plymouth: Plymouth Institution).

Porter, Jeffery. 1978. 'Penny readings', Devon historian 17, 3-6.

Potts, R.A.J. 1963. 'Early Cornish printers, 1740-1850', Royal Institution of Cornwall, New series, 4, 264-325.

Quéniart, Jean. 1984. 'L'anémie provinciale', Histoire de l'édition française. Tome 2: Le livre triomphant 1660-1830, (Paris: Promodis)

Radford, Cecily. 1920. 'Joseph Pitts of Exeter (?1663-?1739)', TDA, 52, 223-38

Radford, Cecily. 1935. 'Early drama in Exeter',TDA, 67, 361-370.

Radford, Cecily. 1950. 'Three centuries of playgoing in Exeter', TDA, 82, 241-269.

Radford, G.H. 1928. 'Early printing in Devon', TDA, 60, 51-74.

Radford, Ursula. 1931. 'William Davy: priest and printer', TDA, 63, 325-39.

Rowe, Ashley. 1958. 'Thomas Flindell: Cornwall's pioneer journalist', DCNQ, 27, 266-269

Rowe, Margery M. 1970. 'The Exeter Library Society', DCNQ, 31:7, 222-4.

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Saunders, John. 1699. A catalogue of choice & valuable books in divinity, history & philosophy, (Exeter: S.Darker & S.Farley)

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Shorter, A.H. 1957. Paper mills and paper makers in England 1495-1800, (Hilversum: Paper Publications Society).

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Smith, Michael. 1981. 'John Prince and the publication of "The worthies of Devon"', DCNQ, 34, 301-07.

Smith, Michael. 1988. 'Was there a Dutch department for disinformation in Exeter, November 1688?', DCNQ, 36, 81-5.

Snow, Vernon F. 1977. 'John Hooker's circle: evidence for his New Year's gidt list of 1584', DCNQ, 33, 273-77, 317-24.

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