A Guide to English illustrated books 1536-1603 (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, volume 166)
Tempe, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998
Two volumes (24.5 cm), I: xxxi, 754 pp. II: v, 217 pp.  p. of plates. Publisher’s cloth bindings. - A new work extending the survey presented in Edward Hodnett’s English Woodcuts 1480-1535 (originally published 1935), listing more than 5000 woodcuts and engravings (excluding title-page borders, compartments, initials, single-sheet maps, and similar illustrative material). The authors list in an appendix post-1535 uses of earlier woodcuts and provide additions and corrections to the last (1975) edition of Hodnett. “The work is, of course, a must for the reference collections of all college and university libraries, as well as other research libraries. It is also a treasure for any individual working in sixteenth-century history, its ideological structures, and its iconography. Like the several short-title catalogues which have emerged during the past three-quarters of a century, this guide will join the ranks of indispensable reference works.” (from a review by James Tanis, in The Sixteenth Century Journal, volume 31, 2000, pp.865-866). ¶ As new.