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A Bookman's Catalogue Vol. 1 A-L

The Norman Colbeck Collection of Nineteenth-Century and Edwardian Poetry and Belles Lettres

edited by T. Bose & Paul Tiessen

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1987
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1987
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
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The Colbeck collection was formed over half a century ago by the Bournemouth bookseller Norman Colbeck. Focusing primarily on British essayists and poets of the nineteenth century from the Romantic Movement through the Edwardian era, the collection features nearly 500 authors and lists over 13,000 works. Entries are alphabetically arranged by author with copious notes on the condition and binding of each copy. Nine appendices provide listings of selected periodicals, series publications, anthologies, yearbooks, and topical works.

About the authors

T. Bose's profile page

Paul Tiessen is the founding editor of the Malcolm Lowry Newsletter (1977–1984) and The Malcolm Lowry Review (1984–2002). Besides scholarly articles and chapters in books on the work of Malcolm Lowry, Tiessen wrote the Introduction for Malcolm Lowry and Margerie Bonner Lowry’s Notes on a Screenplay for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night (Bruccoli Clark, 1976).

Paul Tiessen's profile page

Editorial Reviews

The catalogue as it stands serves as an impressive permanent record of the Colbeck Collection ... The collaborative efforts of a very knowledgeable bookseller, cataloguers, editors, and the University of British Columbia staff have combined to make available a permanent record of a valuable research collection.


Libraries with strong collections in this field will find this an interesting complement to the literary biographies and checklists of more major authors and book catalogues.


Essential reading for anyone interested in the highways and biways of literature in the period between 1870 and 1920.

The Library

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