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John Baskerville : further reading

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4.1 Books

ANON. The Baskerville Club No 1 handlist. Cambridge: Baskerville Club, 1904.

ANON. John Baskerville, printer: an exhibition. Birmingham: Library Services, 1955.

BENNETT, William. John Baskerville: the Birmingham printer, Vol I & II. Birmingham: School of Printing, 1937.                      

BOCKWITZ, Hans H. Baskerville in letters. Birmingham: School of Printing, 1933.                  

BOCKWITZ, Hans H. Baskerville in the judgement of German contemporaries. Birmingham: School of Printing, 1937.                                            

CAVE, Thomas. John Baskerville: the printer 1706-75, his ancestry. Birmingham: School of Printing, 1936.

DREYFUS, John. The survival of Baskerville's punches. Privately Printed. Cambridge: University Press. 1949.

GASKELL, Philip. John Baskerville: a bibliography. Cambridge: University Press, 1959.

JAY, Leonard. Letters of the famous eighteenth-century printer John Baskerville of Birmingham. Birmingham: School of Printing, 1932.

JAY, Leonard. Literature relating to John Baskerville and miscellaneous items in the reference library, Birmingham. Birmingham: School of Printing, 1937.

PARDOE, F. E. John Baskerville of Birmingham, letter-founder and printer. London: Frederick Muller Limited, 1975.

PARDOE, F. E. John Baskerville, 1705-1775: an address to the Wynkyn de Worde Society. (Privately Printed). London: Wynkyn de Worde Society. 1977.   

PARDOE, F. E.; CHRISTMAS, A. In praise of John Baskerville. Huddersfield: Fleece Press,       1994.

STRAUS, Ralph; DENT, Robert. John Baskerville: a memoir. London: Chatto and Windus, 1907.

TIMMINS, Samuel. Brief catalogue of unique collection of books printed in Birmingham by John Baskerville, 1757-1773. Birmingham: William Downing, 1886.

WALKER, Benjamin. The resting places of John Baskerville. Birmingham: School of Printing, 1944.               


4.2 Articles

ANON. ‘John Baskerville and the writing masters,’ Monotype Recorder, Vol. XXIII, No. 201. London: Monotype Corporation, 1924. 2-7.

ANON. ‘John Baskerville,’ Monotype Recorder, Vol. XXIV, No. 208. London: Monotype Corporation, 1925. 11-13.

ANON. ‘Baskerville's equipment,’ The Black Art, Vol. 3, No. 1. London: James Moran,1964. 17-18.

ANON. ‘John Baskerville’s punches,’ Printing Review, No. 62. London: Printing Review Limited, 1953. 38.

ARCHER, Caroline. ‘Industry and genius: the words and letters of John Baskerville,’ History West Midlands. Bromsgrove: History West Midlands Ltd, 2013. 42-45.

BARLOW, W. P. ‘A Baskerville Collection: Contemporary Collectors, LIII’, The Book Collector, Vol. 38, 1989. 171–191.

BIGMORE, E. C., WYMAN C. W. H. ‘John Baskerville,’ A Bibliography of Printing. Cambridge: University Press, 1880. 36-38.

BISSELL, Richard. ‘John Baskerville, printer,’ Bibliographer, Vol. 1. 1882. 17-18.

CARR, Elizabeth F. ‘Medical publications of the Baskerville Press,’ Bulletin of the Northwestern University Medical School, Vol 19 (4). Chicago: 1945. 311-313.

CARTER, Harry. ‘A Russian Baskerville,’ Monotype Recorder, Vol XXX, No. 242. London: Monotype Corporation, 1931. 16-7.            

DENT, Robert K. ‘John Baskerville and his work’ Library Association, Vol. 5. London: 1903. 109-118.

DREYFUS, John. ‘The Baskerville punches, 1750-1950,’ The Library, Series 5, Vol. 5. Oxford: University Press, 1951. 26-48.

DREYFUS, John. ‘Baskerville's method of printing,’ Signature, Vol. 12 (New Series). Signature: London, 1951. 44-49.

DREYFUS, John. ‘John Baskerville's books,’ Book Collector, Vol. 8. 1959. 185.

DREYFUS, John. ‘Baskerville’s ornaments,’ Transaction of Cambridge Bibliographical Society, Vol 1. Cambridge, 1953.

FARRELL, David. ‘John Baskerville,’ Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Vol 40, Supplement 5. New York: Marcel Dekker, New York, 1986. 11-23.

FLOWER, R. ‘The fate of the Baskerville types,’ The Library, 2 Series, Vol. 10. Oxford: University Press, 1909. 251-52.

GASKELL, Phillip. ‘Prolegomena to the revised edition of Straus and Dent's John Baskerville,’ Transactions of Cambridge Bibliographical Society, Vol.1. Cambridge, 1951.      

GASKELL, Phillip. ‘Baskerville's punches’ Cambridge: University Press, 1953.

HALEY, Alan. ‘Typographic milestones: John Baskerville, Birmingham letter-founder and printer, U&lc, Vol 11, No 4. USA: international Type Corporation, 1985. 14-17.

HARRISON, Elliott. ‘John Baskerville: type-founder, typographer, printer and originator of wove paper,’ Paper Maker, Vol. 30, No. 2. 1951. 11-15.

HAZEN, A. T. ‘Baskerville's Virgil,’ Yale University Library Gazette, Vol. 11, No. 4. Yale: University Press, 1937. 90-3.

JAY, Leonard. ‘Letters of the famous eighteenth-century printer, with a bibliography of works printed by him at Birmingham,’ Torch, No. 1. Birmingham: School of Printing, 1933.

JENNETT, Sean. ‘John Baskerville,’ Printing Review, Vol 20. No. 76. London: Printing Review Limited, 1958. 21-30.

KINGSFORD, J. L.; DREYFUS, John. ‘John Baskerville: Proposals for a Revised Edition of Straus and Dent’s Bibliography and Memoir’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, Vol. 1, No. 2. Cambridge: 1950. 191-192.

LINDENBERG, Sten G. ‘John Baskerville och Henric Fougt: om svenskar hos Baskerville och Baskerville i sverige,’ Biblis. Stockholm, 1958. 67-134.

McKELVEY, James, L. ‘John Baskerville's appeal to Lord Bute,’ Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, Vol. 5. Cambridge: 1970. 138-41.

MERA, Frank Sherman. ‘John Baskerville and the Baskerville Press,’ Proceedings of the Charaka Club, Vol. 6. New York: Wood & Co, 1925. 114-137.

MEYNELL, Francis. ‘John Baskerville, printer and designer,’ Journal of the Royal Society of Arts. London: RSA, 1952. 19.

MOSLEY, James. ‘John Baskerville,’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

NICHOLL, Sir William Robertson [ed]. ‘John Baskerville: a memoir,’ The Bookman. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. 146.          

PATERSON, Diana. ‘John Baskerville, Marbler,’ The Library, 6 Series, Vol. 12, No. 3. Oxford: University Press, 1990. 212-221.

POLLARD, Graham. ‘Baskerville’s Jobbing work,’ The Fleuron, No. 7. Cambridge: University Press, 1930. 155-6.

POWER, Sally. ‘Assessing the textual accuracy of Baskerville’s editions of John Milton’s Paradise Lost,’ Notes and Queries, Vol. 42, No 1. Oxford: University Press, 1995. 34.

TEDDER, ‘John Baskerville,’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

UNDERHILL, Timothy; BASFORD, Hazel. ‘Teachers of John Baskerville: John Dougharty the Elder and John Doharty the Younger,’ Notes and Queries, Vol. 239, No. 2 (New Series Vol. 41). Oxford: University Press, 1994. 191-3.

WARDE, Beatrice. ‘The Baskerville types: a critique,’ Monotype Recorder, Vol. XXVI, No. 221. London: Monotype Corporation, 1927. 3-27.

WILLIAMS, Pamela. ‘Baskerville, marble,’ The Library, Series 6. Vol 16. No. 2. Oxford: University Press, 1994. 141.


4.3 Newspaper and periodical articles

ANON. ‘Memoirs of the ingenious Mr John Baskerville’, Weekly Miscellany. London: 16 November 1788.

ANON. ‘Political essays in January: Industry and Genius (poem),’ Aris’s Birmingham Gazette. Birmingham: 21 January 1751.

ANON. ‘Memoirs of the ingenious Mr John Baskerville,’ Weekly Miscellany: or, instructive entertainer. Sherborne: R. Goadby, 1778. 156-58.

ANON. ‘Memoirs of the ingenious Mr John Baskerville,’ Hibernian Magazine, or, Compendium of entertaining knowledge. Dublin: Thomas Walker, 1778. 646-7

ANON. ‘Sale by auction of Baskerville House’, Aris’s Birmingham Gazette. Birmingham: 1788.

ANON. ‘Literary gossip,’ Athenaeum. London: J Frances, 1899. 400-1.

ANON. ‘The grave of Baskerville, and exhumation.’ April 1893.

ANON. ‘The body of John Baskerville, printer,’ The Bookworm. London: Elliot Stock, 1893. 167-8.

ANON. ‘The disemtombing of Baskerville: an offence against the law,’ Birmingham Weekly Post. Birmingham: 15 April, 1893.         

ANON. ‘Discovery of Baskerville's bones: in the catacombs: a long to be remembered function,’ Daily Argus. Birmingham: 12 April, 1893.

ANON. ‘Baskerville's burial place: the mystery solved,’ Birmingham Daily Gazette. Birmingham: 13 April, 1893.   

ANON. ‘The looker-on,’ Birmingham Weekly Post. Birmingham: 15 April 1893.

ANON. ‘The grave of John Baskerville,’ Times. London: 18 April 1893.

ANON. ‘John Baskerville, his life and work,’ British & Colonial Printer and Stationer. London: 1883. 9.

ANON. ‘John Baskerville,’ The Bookworm. London: Elliot Stock, 1888. 100-2.

ANON.  ‘Disinterment of Mr Baskerville’, Times. London: 26 May 1821.

ANON. ‘Intelligence from various part of the country: the disinterment of Mr Baskerville’, Gentleman’s Magazine. London: June 1821.

ANON. ‘Baskerville: re-buried in Cradley Chapel’, Worcester Herald. Worcester: 1829.

ANON. ‘Letter of John Baskerville, printer &c to Mr Livy’, Aldine Herald, 1839.

ANON. ‘Memoirs of the ingenious Mr John Baskerville,’ Athenaeum. London: J Frances, 1907. 614-5.

ANON. ‘John Baskerville: a memoir,’ The Bookman. London: Hodder and Stoughton, July 1907.

ANON. ‘John Baskerville's shroud: Relic of the Birmingham printer discovered: the wanderings of a coffin,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 22 June 1912.          

ANON. ‘John Baskerville,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 16 April 1932.

ANON. ‘John Baskerville,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 30 June 1932.

ANON. ‘Baskerville's letters: a notable example of typography,’ Birmingham Weekly Post. Birmingham: 8 July 1932.

ANON. ‘Czech translation of Franklin's letters to Baskerville,’ Notes and Queries. Oxford: University Press, 12 September 1933.

ANON. ‘The Baskerville bible, Birmingham Weekly Post. Birmingham: 27 April 1934.         

ANON. ‘Baskerville books,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 3 September 1934.

ANON. ‘Fifty years ago: September 14, 1888: Sale of Baskerville House, Birmingham Post. Birmingham, 14 September 1935.

ANON. ‘Baskerville books,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham, 4 November 1935.

ANON. ‘Reprint of a Baskerville biography: school of printing's new work,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham, 21 February 1936.

ANON. ‘The disentombment of Baskerville,’ Daily Post. Birmingham, 25 April 1936.

ANON. ‘In the catacombs,’ Birmingham Daily Gazette. Birmingham, 21 May 1936.

ANON. ‘Baskerville treasures,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 24 June 1936.       

ANON. ‘Sarah Baskerville: a 'desirable spot' in Easy Row,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 3 November 1936.                             

ANON. ‘Baskerville's work,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 30 May 1936.

ANON. ‘A Baskerville book,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 11 May 2917.

ANON. ‘Baskerville’s chariot,’ Birmingham Daily Gazette. Birmingham: 12 April 1937.

ANON. ‘Fifty years ago: July 14, 1887: A bit of old Birmingham,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 14 July 1937.      

ANON. ‘John Baskerville,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 15 May 1937.

ANON. ‘He invented now famous type,’ Sunday Mercury. Birmingham: 24 January 1937.

ANON. ‘John Baskerville: Was he a footman at King's Norton?’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 28 April 1937.

ANON. ‘Disappearance of a link with Baskerville,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 29 September, 1937.

ANON. ‘Baskerville's old works,’ Birmingham Daily Gazette. Birmingham: 30 September, 1937.   

ANON. ‘Birmingham's “Little Eden”’, Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 6 May 1937.

ANON. ‘Books from the Baskerville Press,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 9 November 1937.

ANON. ‘This story is printed in Baskerville,’ Sunday Dispatch. Birmingham: 1 June 1938.

ANON. ‘Two husbands: Sarah Ruston: The wife of Baskerville,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 15 August, 1938.

ANON. ‘Birmingham's Baskerville: John Baskerville by William Bennett, Vol II, Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 20 June 1939.

ANON. ‘The two-penny peep: Baskerville, Sunday Mercury. Birmingham: 29 November 1939.

ANON. ‘Baskerville biography,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 8 May 1939.        

ANON. ‘Baskerville memories,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 13 February 1940.             

ANON. ‘Rare bible for the Cathedral: Lord Mayor's gift,’ Birmingham Despatch. Birmingham: 22 October 1945.                      

ANON. ‘Gift to the Cathedral: “Victory” bible from the Lord Mayor, Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 22 October 1945.      

ANON. ‘Lord Mayor with the Baskerville bible,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 23 October 1945.                                 

ANON. ‘Baskerville bible for St Philip’s,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 23 October, 1945.

ANON. ‘1763 Bible,’ Birmingham Daily Gazette. Birmingham: 23 October 1945.

ANON. ‘Baskerville bible given to Birmingham Cathedral,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 5 November 1945.                         

ANON. ‘Baskerville bible for Birmingham Cathedral,’ Birmingham Daily Gazette. Birmingham: 5 November 1945.                

ANON. ‘A Baskerville grave,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 19 August 1946.

ANON. ‘Gift to Cambridge University: eighteenth-century matrices of Birmingham printer,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 13 March 1953.           

ANON. ‘Return to Cambridge of Baskerville punches: M. Peignot's gift,’ Times. London: 13 March 1953.

ANON. ‘Frenchman's gift to Cambridge Press: Baskerville type punches,’ Times. London: 16 February, 1953.                               

ANON. ‘Baskerville type,’ Times. London: 6 March 1953.                  

ANON. ‘Made in Birmingham,’ Birmingham Mail. Birmingham: 7 March 1953.    

ANON. ‘Fine Baskerville collection: gift to Birmingham University,’ Times. London: 20 August, 1954.          

ANON. ‘Petition presented for printer's reburial,’ Times. London: 13 March 1963                 

ANON. ‘Move Baskerville remains' plea,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 8 March 1963.

ANON. ‘Printer's reburial demanded,’ Times. London: 9 March 1963.

BAKER, Harold. ‘Notes and queries: John Baskerville: edited by John Free,’ Weekly Post. Birmingham: 2 April 1932.

BAINES, Phil. ‘Stone cutters: the types of John Baskerville of Birmingham and his place in the English lettering tradition’, STone UTTERS. Northern Heights, 1992.               

BENNETT, William. ‘Baskerville tombs,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 18 July 1938.

BENNETT, William. ‘Tombstone cut by Baskerville,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham 21 July 1936.

BUSH, W. H. ‘John Baskerville's career in life and death: an amazing exhumation, Sunday Mercury. Birmingham: 7 July 1935.

CAVE, T. John Baskerville,’ Kidderminster Times. Kidderminster: 17 December 1910.

E. H. C. ‘Attack on Baskerville: poem printed by a rival firm,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 23 August 1939.

HAYNES, Andrew. ‘John Baskerville,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 28 July 1938.

HILLIER, Bevis. ‘Two early Baskerville leaves fetch £600,’ Daily Telegraph. London: 9 April 1968.

HOUSE. J.E.R. ‘Ghosts in the streets of Birmingham: Easy Hill’s fishponds and shady walks,’ Birmingham Evening Despatch. Birmingham: 22 December 1932.

HUTTON, William. ‘An account of John Baskerville, printer,’ Edinburgh Magazine, or literary miscellany. Edinburgh: J. Sibbald, 1785. 375-6.

HUTTON, William. ‘An account of John Baskerville, printer,’ European magazine and London review. London: John Fielding, 1785. 356-7.

HUTTON, William. ‘An account of John Baskerville, printer, Walker's Hibernian Magazine, or compendium of entertaining knowledge. Dublin: Thomas Walker, 1785. 646-7.

J.E.J. ‘Tombstone cut by Baskerville: a “lost” example at Handsworth,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 2 July 1936.

J.E.J. ‘Tombstone cut by Baskerville,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 22 July 1936.

LANGFORD, John Alfred. ‘A century of Birmingham life,’ The Contemporary Review. London: February 1868.

NEALE, Beatrice. ‘Baskerville tombs,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 14 July 1938.

READETT, R. C. ‘A great Birmingham craftsman: he worked where the civic centre now stands,’ Birmingham Daily Gazette. Birmingham: 7 July 1937.           

THOMPSON, L. J. ‘John Baskerville,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 25 July 1938.

VILLIERS, A. ‘Baskerville type,’ Times. London: 11 March, 1953.

W. B. ‘A publisher's friends: Dodsley, Baskerville and Shenstone,’ Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 28 March 1938.

WIGGINS-DAVIES, W. T. ‘Baskerville tombs, Birmingham Post. Birmingham: 21 July 1938.


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