Directory of Irish
The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and
Periodicals, 1800-1900 is an alphabetical listing and description of
publications in Ireland in all fields, including the arts, sciences,
professions, trades, labour, agriculture, industry, entertainment, sport,
church and home. Publications described in this Directory
range from daily to annual frequency, and at their inception were
projected to continue for an indefinite period of time, so that almanacs,
postal directories and annual reports of societies are included while
serially published multi-volume works of fiction or government reports in
several parts over regular intervals are excluded.
Newspapers and periodicals of the 19th-century represent a wider range
of public and private opinion than those of the 20th-century, partly
because the great publishing conglomerates did not yet dominate the
scene. Consequently, the 19th-century, during which so many of the
precedents and customs of our century were established, became the first
for which we have an enormously detailed record, and the lion's share of
this record exists in newspapers and periodicals.
The procedures for identifying titles for the Directory were to
search out many previously published listings (subject listings, library
listings, advertising directories), to read each issue of The Irish Book Lover
since its inception, and to check all the shelved and un-shelved holdings
of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Shelf-checks were supplemented
with a variety of different sources: prospectuses, subject bibliographies,
card catalogues, indexes, histories, and specialized listings.
The aim of the Waterloo Directories is to collect information
on every newspaper and periodical published in the United Kingdom between
1800 and 1900. The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and
Periodicals, 1800-1900 is the first volume of this series which also
includes The Waterloo Directory of Scottish Newspapers and
Periodicals, 1800-1900 (2 volumes) and The Waterloo Directory of
English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 (10 volumes).
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What the scholars say about the Waterloo Directory series:
"The Waterloo Directory [of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900] ... offers the most accurate and complete accumulation of information on Irish serial publication. The extensive indexing makes essential sources for the study of nearly all facets of nineteenth-century Irish life and culture readily accessible for the first time. An indispensable work that supercedes all earlier bibliographies listing nineteenth-century Scottish periodicals and newspapers and stands as an example of the kind of guide needed for serials of other countries and periods."
James Harner, Literary Research Guide, 2nd ed (MLA)
"The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900...is the best published model now available for the bibliographic representation of Victorian periodicals."
Scott Bennett in Investigating Victorian Journalism
"... a premier project in an enormously vital area: the bibliographical description and control of serial publication in Great Britain... The elaborate indices, with their revelations about interest groups, suggest new ways of conceiving the world of information and opinion in the century, and new methods of deploying evidence, including the statistical. In short, The Waterloo Directory is an indispensable enabling tool for every serious research library and for historical and literary scholars working in the period."
David J. DeLaura, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 ISBN 0-921-075-00-6
840 pages, 21 cm x 27 cm
Bound in linen, three-part case,
Smythe sewn, gold lettered
Note: A 10% discount applies to direct, non-dealer orders.