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Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries : What is an Index?: A Few Notes on Indexes and Indexers - Henry Benjamin Wheatley

Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries

What is an Index?: A Few Notes on Indexes and Indexers

Paperback Published: 4th November 2010
ISBN: 9781108021531
Number Of Pages: 136

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Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838 1917) was a bibliographer and editor with a prodigious output of books and articles to his name. Brought up after the death of both his parents by his brother Benjamin Robert, himself a skilled bibliographer and cataloguer, Henry worked for many years for the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Arts; he was a founder member of the Library Association, and produced an edition of Pepys' diary which was not superseded until the 1970s. This 1879 work is one of two which he produced on the subject of indexing, and which led him to become known as 'the father of British indexing': the Wheatley Medal awarded by the Society of Indexers is named after him. This book shows the development of indexes, gives rules for their compilation and provides a bibliographical list of important indexes and concordances. It remains a fascinating introduction to the subject."

Historical Account; Practice of Index-making: 1. Compilation; 2. Arrangement; 3. Printing; Preliminary list of English indexes; Index.

ISBN: 9781108021531
ISBN-10: 1108021530
Series: Cambridge Library Collection: Printing and Publishing History (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 4th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.18