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Proofs. Printed matter.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to trial sheets of printed matter that are checked against original manuscripts and on which errors can be corrected and alterations made.

Found in 422 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous manuscripts and proofs of works offered to William Blackwood and Sons, publishers, for publication., 1789-1885, undated.

Identifier: MSS.4889-4891
Scope and Contents

The manuscripts have been arranged as far as possible in chronological order; those that remain undated have been placed at the end.

Some items originally regarded as anonymous have, at a later stage in the process of cataloguing, been attributed to certain authors; other attributions have been supplied as the result of the work of Professor Alan Lang Strout (see MSS.4892-4894).

Dates: 1789-1885, undated.

Anonymous manuscripts and proofs of works offered to William Blackwood and Sons, publishers, for publication., 1789-1821.

Identifier: MS.4889
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Manuscript of a pamphlet entitled ‘Ten minutes of reflection on the late events in France. Recommended by a plain man to his fellow citizens’ (Woodbridge, 1793). (Folio 1.)(ii) Manuscript, 1803, of two apparently unpublished poetical letters, 'The new Oxford guide', which follow very closely the form and style of Christopher Anstey's ‘The new Bath guide’ (London, 1766), and therefore may possibly be by Christopher Anstey himself. (Folio...
Dates: 1789-1821.

Anonymous manuscripts and proofs of works offered to William Blackwood and Sons, publishers, for publication., 1842-1885, undated.

Identifier: MS.4891
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Manuscript of an apparently unpublished article describing Queen Victoria's visit to Edinburgh in 1842. (Folio 1.)(ii) Manuscript of an apparently unpublished article, 'The finances', concerning Peel's introduction of income tax in 1842, written by George Croly. (Folio 3.)(iii) Manuscript of an apparently unpublished article reviewing the portion of the final volume of Sir Archibald Alison's ‘History of Europe during the...
Dates: 1842-1885, undated.

Apparently a proof copy of a book titled 'Correspondence between John Murray, London, and Archibald Constable and A. Constable & Co., Edinburgh'., [1825, or after.]

Identifier: MS.23233
Scope and Contents

The correspondence, which includes letters of and to a number of others, runs from 1803 to 1813 with four letters dated 1825, and is followed (page 131) by 'six letters omitted from their proper places' dated 1807, 1809. It is not known why these letters were printed; they do not appear to have been published.

Dates: [1825, or after.]

Apparently an interleaved proof copy of an untitled printed book containing copies and excerpts of correspondence between Robert Cadell and Archibald Constable, 1811-1826, and between Constable and his son David 1809-1826., [1826, or after.]

Identifier: MS.23234
Scope and Contents

The correspondence between Archibald and David Constable includes a number of letters of and to others. It is not known why either correspondence was printed; neither appears to have been published.

Dates: [1826, or after.]

Articles, notes, and fragments in Thomas Carlyle’s autograph., 1767, 1832-[?1871], undated.

Identifier: MS.1798
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Article on "A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand" (London, 1832) by Augustus Earle (folio 1);(ii) ‘Gropings about Montrose’, 1839 (folio 4);(iii) Remarks on publication of Bulwer Lytton’s Works 1854, and likeness of constitutional government to sawing a plank on which you are sitting, 1855 (folio 5);(iv) Remarks on liberty, [?1865] (folio 7);(v) Corrected proof of his inaugural...
Dates: 1767, 1832-[?1871], undated.

Author's interleaved proof copy of ‘Occasional verses, translations and imitations’ by Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie containing much additional matter in his hand throughout., [?1820.]

Identifier: MS.16493
Scope and Contents

In addition to the memoranda inside the front cover, a contents list is written on the flyleaves, many corrections and additions (including a few complete poems) have been made in the margins of the printed pages, and notes, amended or deleted drafts and a few additional poems have been written on many of the interleaves.

Dates: [?1820.]

Author’s proofs for 'The Icelandic Sagas' Vol.1, Hrafnkel’s Saga to The tale of Thiðrandi and Thórkall., 1999.

Identifier: Acc.13542/37
Scope and Contents

Proofs for: Hrafnkel’s Saga, Eyrbyggja Saga, Vopnfirðinga Saga, Bandamanna Saga, Gunnlaug’s Saga, The tale of Thiðrandi and Thórkall.

Dates: 1999.

Box, containing various notes, memoranda, photographs and other related material., Undated.

Identifier: Acc.4338/211(1-3)
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(1) photographs (including apparently proofs of Alpine Journal illustrations)

(2) photographic notes

(3) various notes, memoranda and other papers, many incomplete

Dates: Undated.

Catalogues of works published., 1900-1990

Identifier: Acc.13328/906-992
Scope and Contents This sub-series comprises an incomplete run of printed catalogues recording all books published by John Murray publishers annually. Catalogues were commonly titled as "Complete Catalogue of Works Published" or "Complete Catalogue of Works in Print". A number of catalogues are accompanied by a proof copy with annotations and corrections, and additional inserts. Catalogues up to 1948 note the inclusion of titles from the Smith, Elder, and Co. publishing list; catalogues from...
Dates: 1900-1990

"Complete Catalogue of Works in Print", proof with annotations., January 1960

Identifier: Acc.13328/965
Scope and Contents

Volume contains manuscript annotations and a typescript letter from John Murray to 'Dear Mr. Evans', concerning the distribution and supply of books to America (?9 January 1959, possible date error).

Dates: January 1960