A Bibliography of McClelland & Stewart Imprints, 1909-1985: A Publisher's Legacy


862 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 1-55022-171-X
DDC 015.713541





Reviewed by Ashley Thomson

Ashley Thomson is a full librarian at Laurentian University and co-editor or co-author of nine books, most recently Margaret Atwood: A Reference Guide, 1988-2005.


Since 1977, McMaster University Library has been collecting the archives
of Canadian publishing houses. To date, its staff has published a
bibliography of Macmillan Company imprints. This bibliography, which
represents the output of McClelland & Stewart from its inception until
1985 (when the firm was sold to Avie Bennett), is the second in what one
hopes will be a series.

The present volume includes a chronology of the company’s history; an
introduction that puts the major events in that history into context;
some comments on bibliographic methods and principles; and, finally, the
bibliography itself, organized first by year, then alphabetically by
main entry. The descriptive elements of each entry are simple, but
complete enough to identify each title. A total of 3677 were personally
examined by the authors, and an additional 1327, cited by other sources
but not located by the authors, are listed in Appendix A. Appendix B
specifies titles in M & S series, while Appendix C reviews M & S
archival resources available at McMaster. A name and title index
complete the volume.

Spadoni and Donnelly have produced a model of its kind that should
serve all interested in the history of Canadian writing and publishing.


Spadoni, Carl, and Judith Donnelly., “A Bibliography of McClelland & Stewart Imprints, 1909-1985: A Publisher's Legacy,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 22, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/5405.