British librarian Stokes (1915-95) edited the three most recent editions of his colleague Arundell Esdaile's (1880-1956) guide for literary students, student librarians, and embryo book collectors. He assumes nothing at all beyond interest, and carries the explanation to the point that readers can turn to more advanced texts. He explains what bibliography is not by defining it, but offering examples of the various activities it subsumes. Most of the editions have been published by Allen and Unwin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Stephen Almagno studied with Roy Stokes at the University of Pittsburgh before becoming a professional teacher of bibliography himself.