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Re: Stow's Survey et al.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0668  Monday, 3 April 2000.

[1]     From:   Gregory Crane <
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        Date:   Friday, 31 Mar 2000 12:30:24 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0650 John Stow's Survey of London

[2]     From:   Frank Whigham <
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        Date:   Friday, 31 Mar 2000 11:55:46 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0650 John Stow's Survey of London (and other old
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From:           Gregory Crane <
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Date:           Friday, 31 Mar 2000 12:30:24 -0500
Subject: 11.0650 John Stow's Survey of London
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0650 John Stow's Survey of London

We are currently digitizing the Kingsford Edition. It will go on-line
with links to page images of an original scanned in at Penn and as part
of a collection of documents and maps on the history of London that we
are preparing.
Gregory Crane
Professor of Classics
Winnick Family Chair in Technology and Entrepreneurship
Editor-in-Chief, Perseus Project
Eaton 124
Tufts University
Medford MA 02155

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/About/grc.html

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From:           Frank Whigham <
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Date:           Friday, 31 Mar 2000 11:55:46 -0600
Subject: 11.0650 John Stow's Survey of London (and other old
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0650 John Stow's Survey of London (and other old
books)

I too would be interested to learn if there is, even if only planned,
any fully annotated edition to supersede Kingsford's still quite useful
but very scarce 1908 two-volume Oxford edition.

Indeed, it might be a useful task for this List to try to create a list
of out-of-print works that would have us for a scholarly readership,
perhaps especially those old enough for some enterprising CD-ROM
producer to get hold of and make available in searchable form, as a set
of field-specific reference works, without costing a mint in fees to
copyright holders. I'd certainly like to have Sugden's Topographical
Dictionary, though it seems to be Manchester 1925, and perhaps not
available for reprint. There must be others. Imagine Chambers and
Bentley in searchable form and affordable (these are unlikely, no
doubt).

I note that the new standard edition of Quickverse, a powerful Bible
concordance and sermon-writing program (now published by Intuit, I
believe, which is now owned by Mattel [!]), contains some devotional
texts such as Foxe and Calvin's Institutes, apparently complete, in
searchable form. As someone involved in editorial labors, I'm finding
such tools as this (and, for instance, the Old DNB on CD-ROM) to be
extremely useful. (Prices vary a great deal; the Quickverse upgrade is
$69, the DNB $550.)

For that matter, the List might also usefully cooperate to prepare a
list of relevant primary early modern e-texts available online, via,
say, the Oxford Text Archive and Project Gutenberg and the Perseus
Project, etc.  Many of these are free, or available to many scholars via
university subscription (as with LION, though it mainly has literary
texts). Many others lurk on unlikely websites.

Frank Whigham
 

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