Author: G. Thomas Tanselle

president of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, formerly adjunct professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, and formerly vice president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Studies in Bibliography

Studies in Bibliography is a scholarly journal founded in 1948 by Fredson Bowers, a professor of English at the University of Virginia, and published by the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Its aim is to contribute to bibliographical scholarship by publishing articles in any of the areas of study that deal with printed books and manuscripts as physical objects: the history of paper, type, letterforms, book illustration, and binding; printing and publishing history; the description and analysis of the physical features of books and manuscripts; textual criticism and scholarly editing; and the history of bibliography itself. The journal, which appears in the form of substantial volumes, usually at intervals of about a year, established an international reputation quickly and has long been regarded as one of the major journals in its field, having repeatedly brought out groundbreaking articles that have achieved the status of classics.