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Margaret Millar: A Descriptive Bibliography

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The aim of this bibliography is to list and describe all writings by Margaret Millar, i.e. all printings and subsequent reprintings of all editions in any language. For some works this will be almost impossible (especially the translations of her short stories which have appeared in innumerable printings), but comprehensiveness is nevertheless strived for. Published works about Margaret Millar are not included (maybe later ;-)

Addenda and corrigenda are earnestly solicited.

This is still a preliminary version. It is far from complete and parts of the bibliography (including this introduction) are likely to change in the future.

How to use this bibliography

The starting point of the bibliography is an overview of Margaret Millar’s works. At the present I have grouped her writings in 3 categories:

  • (1) A: Books (= separately published works) | Unabridged novels as parts of books are also listed under this section
  • (2) B: Stories (= works published in books and magazines)* | abridged versions of Millar’s novels that appeared in magazines or newspapers are listed under A
  • (3) C: Other**
  • * Incomplete (numbering will probably change)
  • ** No material yet

Each title in those categories (»Books«, »Stories«, »Other«) is a link to a listing (in ISBD format) of all editions (issues, printings, etc.) of a single work. Each entry is identified by a unique id-number

Example: A 15.ger.3b.7:

A   = section A
      Example: Books
15  = current number within section
      Example: Millar’s 15th book (An air that kills)
ger = 3-letter abbreviation of language of translation
      Example: German
3   = Publisher
      Example: Diogenes was the third publishing company to
      publish a German language translation of ‘An air that kills’
b   = different edition by same publisher
      Example: paperback edition (hardcover edition would have ‘a’)
7   = printing
      Example: 7th printing

If a description is available (there are only a few at the moment) the id-number will be a link (also shown by the brown [or grey = incomplete description] square on the left). A click on the id will take you to the core of the bibliography...

... the descriptions. The form of the description follows (more or less) established standards. The categories here are:

  1. Facsimile transcription of the title page
  2. Collation: leaves, pagination, etc.
  3. Contents: given as complete as possible (all text as it appears in the original work is rendered in a gray serif font (Georgia) to distinguish it from comments, clarifications, additions); links to images (title or copyright page, cover, dustjacket, spine and similar material)
  4. Typography
  5. Paper and Binding
  6. Dustjacket
  7. Notes (copies examined etc.)
  8. Images

Breadcrumbs at the top of the page tell you where you are. There is also a version number for every page (at the bottom) of the bibliography as well as the date of the last update. See the version history to check what has been changed since the last update.

v#3 (last update: Aug 13, 2005) | © 2004-2005 by Stephan Hollah