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Literary Annuals

The Annuals of Former Days.” The Bookseller, November 29, 1858. 493-499. Anonymous.
Atheneum Index of Reviews and Reviewers, 1830-1870. Last Updated by Susan Jones, Ph.D. Candidate, Dec. 1998. An index of important Atheneum materials; discontinued study so may not be complete.
Boyle, Andrew. An Index to the Annuals. By the Late Andrew Boyle. Vol. I. The Authors 1820-1850. Worcester: Andrew Boyle Booksellers Ltd., 1967.
Boyle, Catherine and Zachary Leader. "Literary Institutions." Romantic Period Wrirings 1798-1832: An Anthology. Eds. Zachary Leader and Ian Haywood. New York: Routledge, 1998. 182-212.
Dibert-Himes, Glenn. Early Nineteenth-century British Gift Books and Annuals Web Site. [Not currently maintained.]
Dickinson, Cindy. "Creating a World of Books, Friends, and Flowers: Gift Books and Inscriptions, 1825-60." Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture. 31:1 (Spring 1996): 53-66.
Faxon, Frederick W. Literary Annuals and Gift Books: A Bibliography 1823-1903. 1912. Middlesex: Private Libraries Association, 1973.
Feldman, Paula R. "The Poet and the Profits: Felicia Hemans and the Literary Marketplace." Keats-Shelley Journal: Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hunt, and Their Circles. 46 (1997): 148-76.
Feldman, Paula R. Introduction. The Keepsake for 1829. Broadview Press, 2006.
Ford, John. Ackermann 1783-1983: The Business of Art. London: Ackermann, 1983.
Harris, Katherine D. "Feminizing the Textual Body: Women and their Literary Annuals in Nineteenth-Century Britain." Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America. 99:4 (Dec. 2005): 573-622.
Harris, Katherine D. "Borrowing, Altering and Perfecting the Literary Annual Form – or What It is Not: Emblems, Almanacs, Pocket-books, Albums, Scrapbooks and Gifts Books." General Ed. Laura Mandell. The Poetess Archive Journal 1.1 (July 2006).
Internet Library of Early Journals. A digital library of 18th and 19th century journals, including Blackwood's Magazine; all text is searchable.
Jack, Ian. English Literature 1815-1832. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963.
Kirkham, E. Bruce and John W. Fink. Indices to American Literary Annuals and Gift Books, 1825-1865. New Haven, 1975. [Provides indexes of authors, titles, publishers, printers and table of contents for American-published literary annuals.]
Ledbetter, Kathryn and Terence Hoagwood, eds. The Keepsake, 1829: A Facsimile Reproduction. Delmar, NY: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1999.
Ledbetter, Kathryn and Terence Hoagwood. L.E.L.'s "Verses" and The Keepsake for 1829: A Hypertext Edition. Romantic Circles. Fall 1998.
Ledbetter, Kathryn and Terence Hoagwood. "Colour'd Shadows": Contexts in Publishing, Printing, and Reading Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers. Palgrave/Macmillan, 2005.
Ledbetter, Kathryn. "Lucrative Requests: British Authors and Gift Book Editors." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 88.2 (June 1994): 207-16.
Ledbetter, Kathryn. "`BeGemmed and beAmuletted': Tennyson and Those 'Vapid' Gift Books." Victorian Poetry. 34.2 (Summer 1996): 235-45.
Ledbetter, Kathryn. "'White Vellum and Gilt Edges': Imaging the Keepsake." Studies in the Literary Imagination 30.1 (Spring 1997): 35-47.
Mandell, Laura. "Hemans and the Gift-Book Aesthetic." Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text 6 (June 2001).
McGann, Jerome.  "The Rationale of HyperText." Text: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies. Eds. D.C. Greetham and W. Speed Hill. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1996. 11-32.
Mellor, Anne K. Romanticism Gender. New York: Routledge, 1993.
Mellor, Anne K. and Richard E. Matlak. British Literature 1780-1830. New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996.
The Monthly Review. Various reviews of literary annuals 1825-1827.
Norton, Caroline E.S. Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap-Book for 1847. London, Fisher, Son & Co., 1847. Unabridged facsimile printed by Elibron Classics; no printing date or editor.
Norton, Caroline E.S. Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap-Book for 1848. London, Fisher, Son & Co., 1848. Unabridged facsimile printed by Elibron Classics; no printing date or editor.
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature. Indexes English and American periodicals 1802-1906 by subject; citations only (no authors index).
Renier, Anne. Friendship's Offering: An Essay on the Annuals and Gift Books of the 19th Century. London: Private Libraries Association, 1964.
Rowton, Frederic. Preface. The Female Poets of Great Britain. Philadelphia: Henry C. Baird, 1853.
Tallent-Bateman, Chas. T. "The `Forget Me Not.'" Manchester Quarterly [1902]. Created by Glenn Dibert-Himes, Sheffield Hallam University on a site not currently maintained (see entry above).
Thompson, Ralph. American Literary Annuals & Gift Books 1825-1865. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1936.
Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals: 1800-1900The Waterloo Directory has gone digital: With trial registration, users can search through periodical titles and receive information regarding editors, publishers, history and comments regarding newspapers and periodicals; no articles included.
Watts, Alaric Alfred. Alaric Watts. A Narrative of His Life. Vol. I of II. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1884. A biography of Watts (editor of Literary Souvenir) by his son.
Wellesley Index. Citations only of 19th-century British periodicals. Curran Index updates and corrects this index. (Maintained by Victorian Research Web.)
Wilde, Jane F. (Anon.). "The Countess of Blessington.” Dublin University Magazine XLV (1855) 333-53. A review of The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington. By R.R. Madden, M.R.I.A. 2 vols. 8vo. London: T.C. Newby. 1855.

Literary Annuals on the Web

Ackermann, Rudolf - Portrait of (1810-14). Attributed to François Nicholas Mouchet. National Portrait Gallery.
Barnhill, George B., Curator. "Literary Annuals." American Antiquarian Society. Last updated January 2002. Gives a general background regarding the American literary annuals held by AAS.
Bijou; or Annual of Literature and the Arts. London: William Pickering, 1828. Facsimile with transcripts of contents; created and maintained by Dr. Laura Mandell, Dept. of English, Miami University for the Poetess Archive.
Craciun, Adriana, Webmaster. Women Romantic-Era Writers. Last updated October 26, 2002. Lists resources on the Web.
Gassan, Richard. "Carey and Lea, Printer and Publisher: Seasonal Variations in its Business Cycle, 1833-1836." From Revolution to Reconstruction: An HTML Project. Last updated March 6, 2003.
"Gift Books and Annuals." American Women/American Memory. The Library of Congress. Gives an overview of the American tradition as well as links to its holdings in American literary annuals.
"Gift Books and Annuals." The Harris Collection, Brown University Library. Last updated February 7, 2003.  Narrates the American phenomenon of literary annuals.
"Nineteenth-Century British and American Literary Annuals." Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina. Last updated June 16, 2002.
Matsuoka, Mitsuharu. "Thomas Hood." Last updated August 2003. Maintained by Professor Mitsuhara Matsuoka at Nagoya University. Selections from his poetry, a chronology of his life and a list of links to sites on Hood.

Bibliographic / Textual / Theory

Borges, Jorge Luis. "The Library of Babel." Ficciones. Trans. Anthony Kerrigan. New York: Grove Press, 1963. 79-88.
Derrida, Jacques. Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. Trans. Eric Prenowitz. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.
Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. New York: Oxford UP, 1972.
Greetham, D.C. Textual Scholarship: An Introduction. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994.
Greetham, D.C. Theories of the Text. New York: Oxford, 1999.
Haraway, Donna. Modest_Witness@Second_ Millennium. FemaleMan©_ Meets_OncoMouse™: Feminism and Technoscience. New York: Routledge, 1997.
Holland, Jeanne. "Scraps, Stamps and Cutouts: Emily Dickinson’s Domestic Technologies of Publication." Cultural Artifacts and the Production of Meaning: The Page, the Image, and the Body. Eds. Margaret J.M. Ezell and Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1994. 139-181.
Landow, George P. Hypertext 2.0: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997.
McGann, Jerome J. A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1996.
McGann, Jerome J. The Textual Condition. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1991.
Shillingsburg, Peter L. Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age: Theory and Practice. 3rd ed. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1999.
Tanselle, G. Thomas. A Rationale of Textual Criticism. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1992.

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