[Ads-l] Antedating of "Bibliography" and "Bibliographer"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jan 31 14:25:44 UTC 2016

Does each Bibliographer get his own cubicle and work station inside the Universal Bibliography?  Or rather, when they are incorporated into it, are they digested?

I only note that OED sense 2. for "bibliographer" refers to persons ("One who writes about books"), and the usage below seems to require some extension.


      From: "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
 Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 10:35 PM
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bibliography (OED, 3., 1838)

1722 _Memoirs of Literature_ III. 141 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  This is only a Specimen of a large Work of Dr. _Huselitt_, who designs to publish an Universal Bibliography, that will contain most Catalogues and Bibliographers, digested into a convenient Order.

bibliographer (OED, 2., 1810)

See above.

Fred Shapiro

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