Beal, Peter

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BEAL, Peter

BEAL, Peter. British, b. 1944. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Bibliography. Career: Bowker Publishing and Mansell Publishing Ltd., research editor, 1974-79; Sotheby's, London, England, Department of Books and Manuscripts, English manuscripts expert 1980-, deputy director, 1990-96, director 1996-. University of Reading, English Department, visiting professor, 2000-02; University of London, Institute of English Studies, senior research fellow, 2002-. British Academy, fellow, 1993-. Has given lectures and presentations to colleges and universities internationally. Serves as adviser and consultant to presses and projects. Publications: Index of English Literary Manuscripts, Vol. 1 (parts 1 and 2: 1450-1625), 1980, Vol. 2 (part 1: 1625-1700, authors A-K), 1987, Vol. 2, (part 1: 1625-1700, authors L-Z), 1993; In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth Century England, The Lyell Lectures, Oxford, 1995-96, 1998. EDITOR: (general) English Verse Miscellanies of the Seventeenth Century, 5 Vols., 1990; (co-) English Manuscript Studies, 1100-1700, 11 vols., 1989-2002. Author of academic articles and reviews. Address: Department of Books & Manuscripts, Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond St, London WIA 2AA, England. Online address: [email protected]