Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry

Abstract: 
This bibliography is a work in progress that aims eventually to provide descriptions of all the volumes of verse in English that were published from 1770 to 1835. Phase I presents the years from 1798 to 1835 and includes 17,160 entries. Phase II will add the years from 1770 to 1797. The bibliography includes books that appeared for the first time in 1770 or later, with a minimum size of ten pages.

The bibliography attempts to record all extant editions of verse in English published in volume form during the years 1770 to 1835. Copies of all editions listed in the bibliography have been personally examined by the compiler: therefore the presence in the bibliography of second, third, fourth and fifteenth editions does not mean that the fifth to fourteenth editions do not exist, only that no copies have been found. The bibliography omits volumes of fewer than 10 pages in length and books that were first published before 1770, and it omits books written for musical performance and books that contain musical scores. Although works in languages other than English are omitted, translations from them into English verse are included. In the case of books that contain as much prose as verse, the criterion of inclusion is that they should contain at least 10 pages of verse that was first published no earlier than 1770.

About the Project
Funding Sources: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Victoria College and the Department of English of the University of Toronto.
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Who's Involved?
People Involved: 
J.R. de J. Jackson Sian Meikle (application design), Alexandra Pimenidis (data entry and proofreading), Pierre Moraes (data manipulation), Gordon Belray (graphical design)
DISC Members Involved: 
Sian Meikle