British Newspapers and Periodicals, 1641-1700
Editor(s): Carolyn W. Nelson, Matthew Seccombe
Pages: xx & 724 pp.
"This carefully detailed book is rich with information for the political, cultural, social, or literary historian. Scholars of this period will find this work invaluable."
American Reference Books Annual
"Neither historians nor literary scholars will ever again have any excuse for not exploiting the reservoir of primary material which lies in the seventeenth-century serials."
Notes and Queries
A companion volume to Wing's Short-Title Catalogue, this book provides the first comprehensive union list of all known British serials of the period. Each serial is listed alphabetically by first title. The first entry for a particular periodical includes a uniform title along with inclusive dates, format, average length, periodicity, editor or author (if known), and bibliographical references. Subsequent issue-by-issue entries list title, number, inclusive dates, place, imprint, year, and the libraries holding a copy of that issue.
The volume contains six indexes, covering period, editor or author, publisher or printer, place, language, and subject. Of particular usefulness for historians is a month-by-month chronological index.