L-45. Reference Sources for Researching Printed Americana - Advance Reading List
Reese, William S. “The First Hundred Years of Printing in British North America: Printers and Collectors.” First published in 1990, in slightly different form, by the American Antiquarian Society.
Reese, William S. “The 1993 Pforzheimer Lecture,” delivered at The New York Public Library, on booksellers who have specialized in Americana.
Silver, Joel. “Bibliographical Citations: An Introductory Guide for the Perplexed.” AB Bookman’s Weekly (6 January 1997): 5–9. [PDF]
Silver, Joel. “Bibliographies, Checklists, and Catalogs: The Core of a Collector’s Reference Shelf.” Fine Books & Collections (January/February 2008). [PDF]
Those students with no experience or coursework in descriptive bibliography should also read:
Belanger, Terry. “Descriptive Bibliography.” In Book Collecting: A Modern Guide, edited by Jean Peters, 97–115. New York & London: R. R. Bowker Company, 1977.