A. W. Pollard

(1859—1944) bibliographer and scholar of English literature

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keeper of the Department of Printed Books at the British Museum, 1919–24. He edited several volumes of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1886–7) and the ‘Globe’ Chaucer (1898), published other pioneering works which influenced the study of medieval literature, and also made important contributions to Shakespeare criticism. He was largely responsible for the completion of the Short‐title Catalogue of Books, Printed in England, Scotland and Ireland…1475–1640 (1926).

Subjects: Literature.

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