List of Contributors

Melissa Conway holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University, with an emphasis on Book Arts. Her former institutions include the Library of Congress’ Rare Book and Special Collections Division; the Folger Shakespeare Library; the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University; the University of California, and The Arcana Collection, one of the leading private collections of illuminated medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. She is the author of several publications on pre-1600 book production in continental Europe.

Lisa Fagin Davis is a medieval manuscript specialist and, since 2013, Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America. She holds a doctorate from Yale University in Medieval Studies, with a concentration in the Book Arts, and has worked as a cataloguer in the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, the Boston Public Library, and the Walters Art Museum, among others.

Lenore Coral was a music librarian, teacher, and bibliographer who was at the time of her death the librarian of the Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance and adjunct professor of music at Cornell University. Her 1977 bibliography, British Book Sale Catalogues, 1676-1800, compiled with A.N.L. Munby, is the standard reference in its field.  Questions about the Munby-Coral BibSite contribution may be directed to Annette Fern, who has edited the document and made it available on BibSite.

Simon Eliot is Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies at the University of London and Deputy Director of the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies. He has recently been appointed General Editor of the four-volume History of Oxford University Press and is editor of the journal Publishing History.

Jack W. C. Hagstrom is Professor Emeritus of Pathology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

Oliver Lei Han is from China’s northeast region, received a B.S. from Tianjin University and has turned his teenage interest in vintage propaganda art during the regime of Chairman Mao into a business opportunity. He has been working as translator and specialist in modern Chinese history for Battledore Ltd., rare and antiquarian booksellers (in Kingston, New York), since December 2001.

Rumiko Handa is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

T.H. Howard-Hill was the Editor of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of South Carolina.

Scott Husby has been a bookbinder and conservator since the 1970’s. He was for ten years the Rare Books conservator at Princeton University before retiring in 2007 to devote more time to his working census of “Bookbindings on Incunables.”

Maura Ives is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University.

MacD. P. Jackson, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Auckland, is an associate general editor of Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works (Oxford, 2007) and a coeditor of The Works of John Webster (Cambridge, 1995–2007).

Craig Kallendorf received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and is Professor of English and Classics at Texas A&M University.

Michael Laird is the sole proprietor of Michael Laird Rare Books (Lockhart, TX). His areas of specialization include early printed books, antiquarian bibliography, fine and historic bookbindings, archives, ephemera, and illustrated books.

Paul Needham is Librarian of the Scheide Library, a privately owned collection associated with Princeton University’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

James E. May edits the “Printing History and Bibliographic Studies” section of the annual ECCB: Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography, as well The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, a newsletter published three times a year for the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is working on a descriptive bibliography of Edward Young to 1775.

Marcus McCorison was President Emeritus of the American Antiquarian Society.

Barbara McCorkle is author of New England in Early Printed Maps, 1513 to 1800: an Illustrated Carto-bibliography. She was curator of the map collection at Yale University for many years.

James McLaverty is Professor of Textual Criticism at Keele University, Staffordhire. He is the author of Pope, Print, and Meaning (2001) and one of the general editors of the Cambridge Swift, currently in preparation.

Breon Mitchell is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Germanic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and Director Emeritus of the Lilly Library.

Chris Nighman is a Professor of Medieval and Renaissance History at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. His primary research interests include late medieval conciliar sermons (primarily at the Council of Constance) and Latin florilegia of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

Phillip Stump is Professor of History at Lynchburg College and is author of The Reforms of the Council of Constance (1414-1418) (Brill, 1994).

William Noblett is on the staff of Cambridge University Library where he is responsible for the Official Publications collection.

David Pearson is Director, University of London Research Library Services and has worked in many academic, historic and research libraries in England. He is a Vice-President of the (London) Bibliographical Society and has published numerous books and articles on provenance studies, bookbinding history, and other aspects of book history.

Dr. Shef Rogers is Head of the Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago, where he researches 18th-c British publication history.

Dr. Elizabeth Savage is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Book History and Communications at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. Her research explores printing techniques, particularly for color, in the first centuries of printing in the West.

David Wallace Spielman is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Pennsylvania State University, where he is working on late seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century drama and theatre history. His article “Sir Robert Howard, John Dryden, and the Attribution of The Indian-Queen” recently appeared in The Library.

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr. is the author of several works in descriptive bibliography, Texana, and emigration studies. He has also published on special collections library security. In 1994, he authored The French Image of America: a Chronological and Subject Bibliography of French Books Printed before 1816 with Durand Echeverria, a long-time professor of comparative literature at Brown University and author of numerous works on French-American relations, including Mirage in the West: A History of the French Image of American Society to 1815 (1957) and an English translation of Brissot de Warville’s Voyages as New Travels in the United States of America, 1788 (1964).

Leslie Perrin Wilson is Curator of the William Munroe Special Collections of the Concord (Massachusetts) Free Public Library and a writer on Concord-related historical and literary topics.

James Woolley is Smith Professor of English at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and one of the editors of the Swift Poems Project and the Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift.