Descriptive method

The following six rubrics are unique to Appendices I & II:[1]

  • Starts
    text at beginning of worklist or first column of works, generally consisting of composer’s name and title/opus number of first piece; prices are not cited

  • Ends
    as above, except the text relates to work at end of list or last column

  • Line
    detailed contents on line-by-line basis of those STPs which are described in full

  • DF ‘Distinguishing Feature’
    distinctive features of earliest known version of STP or advt, as well as the most significant modifications in subsequent versions; details of all DFs are provided for those STPs which are described in full

  • Date
    date of publication or range of possible dates when an STP or advt was in commercial use

  • Impressions
    code of each edition/impression containing a given STP/advt

Three other rubrics used throughout the main body of the catalogue have a different meaning within Appendices I & II (cf. the identical fields described under Descriptive method in ‘Explaining the Annotated Catalogue’): 

  • Contents
    summary of contents of STP/advt, including those features necessary to identify the version thereof; prices are not cited unless they serve as DF(s) facilitating identification

  • Headline
    title at top of advt

  • Footline
    refers not only to tiny imprints at the very bottom of the page, but also to the body of text located below lists/columns of works, comprising name and address of publisher, printer’s imprint and registration number

One other rubric – Comments – is used as in the main body of the catalogue except that relevant dates are separately indi­cated (see ‘Date’ above).

All advertisements described in Appendix II were printed in upright (as opposed to oblong) format, except where indi­cated.

[1] Text under the first two rubrics is often accompanied by information in square brackets; extracted from the surrounding material, this additional information provides a useful means of deciphering the dense presentational style typical of advertisements.