Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One trained in the description and cataloging of printed matter.
  • n. One who compiles a bibliography.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person who compiles bibliographies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who writes, or is versed in, bibliography.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who writes or copies books.
  • n. One who writes about books, especially in regard to their authorship, date, typography, editions, etc.; one skilled in bibliography.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone trained in compiling bibliographies

Etymologies

bibliography +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So the man whom Clell Peterson called west Kentucky's demon bibliographer is now turning out even more bibliographies from Southern Illinois.

    HENSLEY CHARLES WOODBRIDGE

  • He was to be Latin American bibliographer for SIU Morris Library and teach in the Foreign Language Department.

    HENSLEY CHARLES WOODBRIDGE

  • Here is a public version of the one of the titles on our list - a Polish art history journal - had already been flagged by another WorldCat user (traveling under the alias 'bibliographer').

    ArchivesBlogs

  • Croft, whose secretary Nodier was for a time, dignified in French books by the name of "_philologue_ Anglais"), a good deal more than a kind of bibliographer (he spent the last twenty years of his life as Librarian of the Arsenal), and an enthusiastic and stimulating, though not exactly trustworthy, critic.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • If there are any serious novels exploring the decision to drop the bomb, or the Enola Gay's mission to Hiroshima, no bibliographer has yet uncovered them.

    Greg Mitchell: Writers and The Bomb: Novel Takes on the Nuclear Age

  • A respected Jack London authority, bibliographer, collector and author.

    An Interview With Daniel J. Wichlan

  • I once tried to do a bibliography of this bibliographer, but lacking his tenacity, I gave up.

    HENSLEY CHARLES WOODBRIDGE

  • Park, Thomas (1758/9 – 1834): trained as an engraver, Park became a poet, book-collector, antiquary, bibliographer and editor — not least of Bloomfield's poetry.

    Index of People

  • Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton (1762 – 1837): bibliographer and genealogist, MP for Maidstone 1812 – 18.

    Index of People

  • Note mention of Churchill bibliographer ‘Cohen A240. 4.’ at the end of the description … He lives and works in Ottawa.

    2009 August 12 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.