||Explanation of Catalogue
- The Internet Catalogue is extracted
from the Annotated Database. Consideration of the unique nature
of each book has led to the inclusion of single entries for
parts of many multi-volume works as well as a group entry.
- Each book, or each part of a
multi-volume work, or the group entry for the work is assigned
an individual identification number (ID), displayed in red.
- The group entry is listed before its
- Group entries for periodicals indicate
the number of issues held and, in some cases are subdivided to
show the periods in which the collection has particular
- Group entries for auction catalogues
appear under the names of the auction house, subdivided by the
names used in their various locations - London, New York, Hong
Kong, et al.
- There are cross references for an
author's alternate name and also to certain titles. No ID
appears for cross references.
- Works in non-Roman scripts have been
transliterated. Those in Chinese have been transliterated using
either the Wade-Giles or pinyin methods. Diacritics are yet to
- Elements of an entry:
- Identification Number (ID)
- Listed alphabetically, under the
first author, editor, or institution.
- The title (in italics)
- Publication details: place,
- Series: name and number (in
- Physical description:
- illustrations (only numbered when the plates are
separate to the text),
- condition (additional information may
be given in the note)
- Language (excludes English and its
- Limited edition, sometimes numbered
- The note, giving further
information including original edition if required.
Use of Website
- To browse:
To examine the alphabetical Catalogue,
select Browse Catalogue.
This will give limited information for each title:
ID, author, title and date.
To obtain the full
entry for each title click on the ID in the browse list (in red
on left of entry). When finished with the full entry, click Go to next full entry to obtain
the next full entry, or Return to Browse.
To find a particular work or
works by an author, title, series title or keyword select Search Catalogue.
works by subject or country select Subject/Country Lists.
The selected search title,
or list of titles, provides the same information as the browse