Thursday, 31 December 2020

Devon bibliography home page

⇨ a gateway to Devon's community memory.
⇨ a record of the development of 500 communities across Devon.
⇨ a celebration of the achievements of Devonians through the centuries.
⇨ charting Devon's history over two millennia.
⇨ reflecting our place in Devon's natural environment.
⇨ a multidisciplinary record of all aspects of Devon year by year in:
53,000 Books 500 Newspapers 2,000 Periodicals 7,500 Articles 1,500 Digital records
500 Theses 3,500 Manuscripts 17,000 Maps 4,000 Illustrations
held in more than 150 Collections across Devon and beyond. (Figures estimated in December 2018).

Note: This bibliography is based largely on the records of the Westcountry Studies Library (WSL), supplemented by other sources such as BNB, COPAC, ESTC and Amazon. For this reason many records are in skeleton form, lacking full imprint and pagination details. These will be progressively added. For completeness there is also a section including unpublished, normally non-archival, items. These are mainly held by the Devon Heritage Centre in the Westcountry Studies Library and the Devon Record Office. Three background papers:
Bibliography: its importance for Devon.
Bibliography in Devon: past, present and future.
Devon's printed heritage.

Books on Devon or Devonians (also includes pamphlets and ephemera).
Date of publication:
1500-99 1600-99 1700-09 1710-19 1720-39 1740-59 1760-69 1770-79 1780-89 1790-99
1800-09 1810-19 1820-29 1830-39 1840-49 1850-59 1860-69 1870-79 1880-89 1890-99
1900-09 1910-19 1920-29 1930-39 1940-49 1950-59
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Devon publishers today.

Books printed or published in Devon.
Ashburton, Axminster, Barnstaple, Bideford, Budleigh Salterton, Chudleigh, Colyton, Crediton, Cullompton, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Devonport.
EXETER: A-Z miscellaneous, Anonymous imprints 1586-1819, Barker and Bill, B., J (John Bringhurst?), Balle, Besley, Bishop, Bliss, Bowring, Bradford, Brice, Brocas, Clifford, Commin, Cullum, Curson, Darby, Darker, Davies, Devon institutions, Devonshire, Dewdney, Dight, Drayton, Drew, Dyer, Eland, Exeter Institutions, Farley, Featherstone, Flindell, Floyde, Godfrey, Gresswell, Grigg, Hannaford, Hedgeland, Hide, Holden, Hooker, Howe, Hunt, M'Kenzie, March, May, Mugg, Norton, Pearce, Penny, Pollard, Risdon, Roberts, Rowe, Score, Spark, Spencer, Spreat, Stone, Strong, Thorn, Townsend, Tozer, Treadwin, Trewman, Upham, Wallis, Webb and Bower, Welsford, Western Times Office, Wheaton (1835-1939, 1940-1965, 1966-1975, 1976-2007), Williams, Woolmer, Yeo.
Exmouth, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Kingsbridge, Lustleigh, Modbury, Newton-abbot, Okehampton, Plymouth, Plymouth Dock, Sidmouth, South Molton, Stonehouse, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Topsham, Torquay, Torrington, Totnes.

Newspapers. 1704-2004. Listed by place and date with title index.

Periodicals.Alphabetical by title.

Place listings of articles: Abbots Bickington to Dartington, Dartmoor, Dartmouth to Exe Valley, Exeter, Exminster to Knowstone, Plymouth, Lamerton to Plym Valley, Plympton to Zeal Monachorum, Devon-wide, Westcountry.

Title coverage (titles without links have yet to be added)

Periodicals. Devon and Cornwall notes and queries, 1900-1995.
Devon Archaeological Society, 1932-2007.
Devon historian, 1970-1995.
Devon Life, (688 articles to add).
Devonian Yearbook, (1870 articles to add).
Devonshire Association, Report and transactions, 1895-2014.
Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society 1843-1931 incomplete.
Friends of Morwelham, (161 articles to add).
Maritime south west, (201 articles to add).
Nature in Devon, 1980-1990.
Plymouth Institution, offprints only.
Southern history, (54 articles to add).
Torquay Natural History Society, offprints only.
Ussher Society, (120 articles to add).

Books with collections of papers.
Devon documents (52 articles to add).
Historical atlas of south west England (64 articles to add).

Non-Devon Westcountry periodicals
Indexed by the Westcountry Studies Library but not for inclusion in the Devon bibliography.
Cornish Studies (166 articles)
Cornwall Archaeological Society
Dorset Natural History Society (225 articles)
Somerset Natural History Society (327 articles)

Ordnance Survey county sheets.
Ordnance Survey National Grid sheets.
Ordnance Survey small scale maps.
Publishers other than Ordnance Survey.

Topographical prints, 1660-1870: Etched on Devon's Memory project.
Engraved and lithographed portraits and caricatures, 1550-1850.
Photographs: Francis Bedford, 1860s.

Digital archive.
Website listing, 2000 to date

Manuscripts and typescripts. In alphabetical order by compiler.
Most of these are also included in the date sections of the bibliography. As they are unpublished, details are being progressively removed to this section.

Theses. Draft listing.

Audiovisual. Section to be added, many are included in the books section.

Special categories of publications

Broadside ballads
Broadside ballads with Devon content, 1549-1890.
Broadside ballads by Devon printers, 1716-1860.

Parliamentary election ephemera. Constituencies available:
Devon county.
East Devon.
North Devon.
South Devon .
Ide burlesque election.
Miscellaneous, including non-Devon.

Sabine Baring-Gould
Union listing of Devon collections. Also includes links to broadside ballads and popular literature in the British Library, John Rylands Library and the National Library of Wales.

Special collections in Westcountry Studies Library. 
Handlists prepared before 2005.

Brooking Rowe bookplate collection.
Monumental brasses.
Literary manuscripts.

Non-Devon heritage collections in Exeter Central Library.

Early children's books.
Heber Mardon collection of Napoleana.
Early printed books 1480-1800.
Pocknell collection on shorthand.

This page last updated: 29 December 2018