Theodore Besterman

(1904—1976) psychical researcher and bibliographer

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His major work, A World Bibliography of Bibliographies (1939–40; thrice expanded), listed all bibliographies separately published from 1470 to 1935 in the British Museum (seebritish library) catalogue. He served as founding editor for the Journal of Documentation, edited the correspondence of Voltaire, and initiated a new edition of his works as well as a series of ‘Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century’.

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Subjects: Bibliography.

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