Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 10 15:57:57 UTC 2003

At 10:08 AM -0400 6/10/03, Joanne M. Despres wrote:
>I forwarded Larry's question (hope that was okay, Larry)

Sure.  The (now O)ED is a wonderful precedent.  I was just curious
about this, and with the help of your SHARP colleagues you've nicely
allayed my curiosity.


>  about
>precedents for dual publishership of a multi-volume work to the
>mailing list of the Society for the History of Authorship, Readers,
>and Publishing, and this is what's come back so far:
>One example that springs to mind is the famous Thieme-Becker
>dictionary of artists: the "Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildende
>Künstler". The first 5 volumes were published by the Leipzig firm of
>Wilhelm Engelmann. Then another Leipzig firm, E.A. Seemann
>published the other volumes. Seemann started a new edition
>(Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon), but only 3 volumes were
>published. The edition was then completed by the München firm of
>K.G. Saur.
>Paul van Capelleveen
>Afdeling Informatie & Collecties / Department of Information &
>Koninklijke Bibliotheek
>The New English Dictionary/Oxford English Dictionary-from the
>Philological Society to Oxford
>Dictionary of National Biography?--from George Smith to Oxford
>The Shannon/Lang Tennyson letters--from Harvard UP/Belknap
>(vols 1-2) to OUP (vol 3).
>Patrick Scott
>Associate University Librarian for Special Collections
>& Professor of English,
>Rare Books & Special Collections,
>Thomas Cooper Library,
>University of South Carolina,
>Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
>The _Susquehannah Company Papers_ were published by a local
>historical society in Pennsylvania in their first few chronological
>volumes, until a flood damaged the project's offices in the 1930s.
>The series was taken up and finished (with reissues of the first few
>volumes) by Cornell University Press in the 1960s-70s.  My
>memory is a little hazy on the dates and exact details of the case,
>but this might qualify as a situation where "the first m volumes of a
>multi-volume work were published by one publisher and the final n
>volumes by another?"
>Penny L. Richards PhD
>Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
>Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability
>Postbus 90407
>2509 LK Den Haag / The Hague

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