A Descriptive Bibliography of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)
by Norman Ryder
Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 2012
Cloth: 978-0-85448-175-0

A Descriptive Bibliography of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) is a reference work that no publisher, library or academic of Swedenborg should be without. Editors and proofreaders will be grateful to be able to look up publishing and bibliographic details of Swedenborg editions spanning over 300 years without having to make trips to various libraries, or trawls through their respective catalogues (not one of which matches Norman Ryder’s Bibliography for the comprehensive detail of its records). For academics, meanwhile, Ryder’s new Bibliography will be useful in providing contexts and overviews of the compositional and publishing history for each of Swedenborg’s individual texts. And for ‘professional’ Swedenborgians, academics and all other interested readers of Swedenborg alike, the Bibliography contains a wealth of useful and fascinating information, revealing, beneath the astonishing depth of its data, the stories and trends behind the reception of Swedenborg’s works across the globe.
Volume Two of the Bibliography contains:
·       ‘Section C: Bibliographic Descriptions, 1743-1755’
Also included in the volume are an introduction; lists of abbreviations; and a glossary of bibliographical terms.
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