MATERIALS FOR A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BELLS.
Collected for the Central Council by Edward F. Strange, Member of the Bibliographical Society, etc.
Preliminary Note.- By the courtesy of the Editor of “The Bell News,” I am enabled to lay my material in the first place, before the readers of this paper; and, in asking for their assistance in the completion of the work, to explain the method in which I propose to carry it on.
The Rev. H. T. Ellacombe on several occasions compiled lists of books bearing upon our subject. These, with the catalogue published by the National Art Library, form the nucleus of the present collection. They will be re-published separately in these columns, except so far as they coincide; and to them will be added such titles as I have myself been able to collect.
The object of this is to obtain information of the many rare books and editions which are in the possession of ringers in various parts of the country, but which often elude the search of any one compiler. I will ask the possessors of such to keep the lists published in “The Bell News” for reference; and if on their completion, any possibility arises of making additions thereto, to have the kindness to send me such particulars as they are able, giving an exact copy of the title-page, number of pages, and size in inches of the book. I will announce the exhaustion of my own material, and then, not before, shall expect and hope to receive the general help of ringers in making the list worthy of the Central Council.
Before publication in pamphlet form, the titles will be classified.
Edward F. Strange.
101, Disraeli Road, Putney, S. W.
I.- Books, etc., on Bells in the National Art Library, South Kensington Museum. (List published in 1883.)
Anderson (J.).- Scotland in Early Christian Times. (Celtic Bells, pp. 167-215.) 8vo. Edinburgh, 1881.
Antiquarian Repertory, The.- A Miscellany intended to preserve and illustrate several valuable remains of Old Times. Vol. I., (Westminster Bell.) 5 vols. 4to. London, 1775-84.
Baker (W. L.).- Alteration in Bells and Machinery. “Sessional Papers, Royal Institute of British Architects,” 1854-55. 4to.
Barnwell (E. L.).- Ancient Welsh Bells. “Archæologia Cambrensis,” 4th series. Vol. II. 1871. 8vo.
Barraud (P.C.).- Les cloches. “Annales Archéologiques,” Vol. 16, p. 325. Vol. 17, pp. 104, 278. Vol. 18, pp. 57, 145, 206, 288. Vol. 19, p. 307. 4to. Paris, 1856-58.
Beckett (Sir E.).- A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks and Watches and Bells. Illustrations. 6th edition. (Weale’s Series.) 12mo. London, 1874.
Biancolini (G.).- Notizie storiche delle Chiese di Verona raccolte da G. B. (Vol. I., Bells.) Sm. 4to. Verona, 1749.
Boulter (W. C.).- Inscriptions on Church Bells, Yorkshire. “Yorkshire Archæological and Topographical Journal,” Vols. II-III., 1873-74. 8vo.
Brown (Rev. A. W.).- History and Antiquities of Bells. “Associated Architectural Societies,” Vol. IV., 1857-58. 8vo.
Church Bells.- “Quarterly Review,” Vol. XCV., No. 190. Sept. 1854. 8vo.
— Cloches Les. “Annales Archéologiques,” Vol. 5, p. 180. 4to. Paris, 1846.
Cooke (T. L.).- Ancient Irish Bells. “Kilkenny Archæological Society,” Vol. II., 1855. 8vo.
Denison (E. B.).- Lectures on Church Building; with some practical Remarks on Bells and Clocks. 2nd edition. 8vo. London, 1856.
— Designs, priced, for Bells, Cranks, Screws, and other Domestic and General Tools, &c, Ob. fol. London, 1770.
Didron (A. N.).- Clochette romane â jour. “Annales Archéologique.” Vol. I., p. 262. 4to. Paris, 1844.
Dunkin (E. H. W.).- Church Bells of Cornwall. “The Reliquary.” Vols. XIII.-XVI., 1872, &c. 8vo.
— The Church Bells of Cornwall: their Archæology and present condition. Illustrations. 8vo. London, 1878.
Ellacombe (H. T.).- Practical Remarks on Belfries and Ringers. Read with a Paper on Bells before the Bristol Architectural Society.
2nd ed., with an Appendix on Chiming; with illustrations. 8vo. London, 1861.
— The Church Bells of Devonshire and Somerset. “Transactions of the Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society,” 2nd series, Vols. I.-III., 1867-78. 4to.
— Records relating to the Bells of Exeter Cathedral. “Transactions of the Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society,” 2nd series, Vols. II.-III., 1872 and 1875. 4to.
— The Church Bells of Gloucester. To which is added a Budget of Bell Matters of general interest. Plates. 4to. Exeter, 1881.
— Essai sur le Symbolisme de la Cloche dans ses Rapports et ses Harmonies avec la Religion. 8vo. Poitiers, 1859.
Ferencz (S.).- Monuments d’Architecture inedits. Text in French and German. Fol. Paris et Leipzig, 1869.
Forbes (A. P.).- St. Fillan’s Bell. “Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland,” Vol. VIII., 1871. 4to.
Fowler (Rev. J. T.).- On some Church Bells in the City and Neighbourhood of Durham, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, &c. “Gentleman’s Magazine,” Sept. 1865, p. 267. 8vo. London, 1865.
Franks (A. W.).- Irish Bells belonging to the Archbishop of Armagh. 5 woodcuts. “Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries,” 2nd series, Vol. III., 1864-67. 8vo.
Gatty (Rev. A.).- The Bell; its origin, history, and uses. 8vo. London, 1848.
— The Ecclesiastical Bell. “Associated Architectural Societies,” Vol. III., 1854-55. 8vo.
Grose (F.) and Astle (T.).- The Antiquarian Repertory. 4 vols. 4to. London, 1807-9. (Vol. I., The Curfew Bell, p. 3, and Great Tom of Westminster, p. 11.)
Hand-Bells.- Primitive Hand-Bells. 1 plate. “Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland,” Vol. I., 1855. 4to.
Hope (W. H. St. J.).- Bells of All Saints’ Church, Derby, 2 plates. “Derbyshire Archæological Society,” Vol. I., 1879.
Hubbard (H.).- Elements of Campanalogia, or an Essay on the Art of Ringing. 12mo. Norwich, 1854.
Jewitt (L.).- Church Bells of Derbyshire, described and illustrated. “The Reliquary,” Vol. XIII., 1872-73. 8vo.
— Chesterfield Bell Founders. “The Reliquary,” Vol. XVI., 1875-76. 8vo.
Kilmichael-Glassrie.- Ancient Ecclesiastical Bell and Chain found at. “Archæologia Scotica,” Vol. IV., 1857. 4to.
Langrishe (R.).- Irish Church Bells. “Kilkenny Archæological Society,” 4th series, Vol. V., 1881. 8vo.
L’Estrange (J.).- The Church Bells of Norfolk, where, when, and by whom they were made; with the Inscriptions on all the Bells in the County. (Illustrations.) Imp. 8vo. Norwich, 1874.
Lomax (B.).- Bells and Bell-ringers. 8vo. London, 1879.
Lukis (Rev. W. C.).- An Account of Church Bells; with some notices of Wiltshire Bells and Bell Founders, a comparative scale of Tenor Bells, and Inscriptions from nearly 500 parishes in various parts of the Kingdom. 8vo. London, 1857.
Lukis (Rev. W. C.).- History of the Bell Foundry, Salisbury. “Journal of the British Archæological Association,” Vol. XV., 1859. 8vo.
— Bell Foundry of Gloucester. “Journal of the British Archæological Association,” Vol. XXVII., 1871. 8vo.
Maggi (G.).- De tintinnabulis. Plates. 8vo. Amstelodami. 1664.
Montferrand (A. R. De).- Description de la grande Cloche de Moscow. Fol. Paris, 1840.
North (T.).- The Church Bells of Northamptonshire: their inscriptions, traditions and peculiar uses; with chapters on Bells and the Northants Bell Founders. (120 illustrations.) 4to. Leicester, 1878.
— Church Bells of Lincolnshire. “Archæological Journal,” Vol. XXXVII., 1880. 8vo.
— The Church Bells of the county and city of Lincoln: their founders, inscriptions, traditions, and peculiar uses, &c. With illustrations, 4to. Leicester, 1882.
— Church Bells of Bedfordshire. “Archæological Journal,” Vol. XXXIX, 1882. 8vo.
P. (J. H.).- Arrangements for the hanging of Bells in Churches without Towers. “Archæological Journal,” Vol. III., 1846.
Peacock (E.).- Bronze Bell from Bottesford Church and others. “Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries,” 2nd series, Vol. V., 1870-73. 8vo.
Perrott (R.).- Notes on portable Hand Bells in Brittany. “Archæologia Cambrensis,” 3rd series, Vol. II., 1856. 8vo.
Raven (J. J.).- The Church Bells of Cambridgeshire. Plates. 8vo. Lowestoft, 1869.
Reeves (Rev. W.).- St. Patrick’s Bell. 5 chromo-lithographs and description. 4to. Belfast, 1850.
— Ecclesiastical Bells. “Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy,” Vol. VIII., 1861-64. 4to.
Reeves (Rev. W.) and McClelland (J.).- St. Mura’s Bell. 2 plates. “Ulster Archæological Journal,” Vol. I., 1853. 4to.
St. Fillan’s Bell.- Notice and 2 woodcuts. “Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.” Vol.. XIII., 1879. 4to.
Sauvageot (C.).- Etude sur les cloches. “Annales Archéologiques,” Vol. XXII., p. 213. 4to. Paris, 1862.
Sauvageot (C.) et Fons-Melicocq (Baron de la).- Les cloches. “Annales Archéologiques,” Vol. XVII., p. 357. 4to. Paris, 1857.
Scarth (Rev. H. M.).- Bell in Clapton-in-Gordano Church. “Journal of the British Archæological Association,” Vol. XXXII., 1876. 8vo.
— Pre-Reformation Bells in Somersetshire. “Journal of the British Archæological Association.” Vol. XXXII., 1876. 8vo.
Smith (C. H.).- Remarks on the Forms, Methods of Casting, and Ringing of Bells. “Sessional papers, Royal Institute of British Architects.” 4to. 1855-56.
Sperling (Rev. J. H.).- Church Bells; their antiquities and connexion with Architecture. “Ecclesiologist,” Vol. XXVI., 1865. 8vo.
Stiff (W. P. W.).- Notes on Nottinghamshire Campanology. “The Reliquary,” Vol. XIII., 1872-73. 8vo.
Troyte (C. A. W.).- Church or Hand Bell Ringing. 12mo. London, 1869.
Turner (T. A.).- The Bell-Founders of Bucks. 8vo. Aylesbury, 1872.
Tyssen (A. D.).- The Church Bells of Sussex. “Sussex Archæological Collections,” Vol. XVI. 8vo. Lewes, 1864.
Ventress (J.).- Bells of St. Nicholas’ Church, Newcastle. “Archæologia Æliana,” New series, Vol. II., 1858. 8vo.
Vincent (A. J. H.).- Lettre sur l’ancienne cloche du beffroi de Boulogne. “Revue Archéologique,” Vol. XVI., p. 70. New series. 8vo. Paris, 1859-60.
Way (A.).- Silver Bell and Signet Ring of Mary Queen of Scots. “Archæological Journal,” Vol. XV., 1858. 8vo.
Westwood (J. O.).- Ancient portable Hand Bells of the British and Irish Churches. “Archæologia Cambrensis,” Vols. III.-IV., 1st series, 1848-49. 8vo.
— Facsimiles of Anglo-Saxon and Irish MSS. Fol. London, 1868. (Sacred Bells, plate 52.)
The Bell News and Ringers’ Record, April 6, 1895, pages 550 to 551