Pseudonym Dictionaries

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Atkinson, Frank [1921-]. 1975. Dictionary of pseudonyms and pen-names: a selection of popular modern writers in English. 166 p. 23 cm London : C. Bingley; Hamden, Conn.: Linnet Books. ISBN: 020801540X (Linnet)

Bauer, Andrew. 1971. The Hawthorn Dictionary of Pseudonyms. vi, 312 p. 24 cm. 2nd ptg. New York, Hawthorn Books. $12.95 ($9.50, The Avid Reader; $15 Dick Brani, $10 Powell's Burnside, $8.50 Powells Beaverton)

Carty, T. J. (Ed.). 1995. A Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English language. xiv, 623 p.; 24 cm. hc. Includes bibliographical references ([xiii]-xiv). London: Mansell; Chicago, Ill.: Fitzroy Dearborn. ISBN: 1884964133 : $75.00 072012221X (U.K.) ($75 Amazon)
-1996. A Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language. pb. Mansell. ISBN: 072012221X ($45 Amazon)
-2000. A Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language. 750pp, hdbk. Fitzroy Dearborn. ISBN: 1-57958-209-5 ($85 pub.). over 12,000 entries.

Clarke, Joseph F. 1977. Pseudonyms: the names behind the names. xiii, 252 p. 23 cm. 1st U.S. ed. Bibliography: p. 251-252. Nashville: T. Nelson. ISBN: 0840765673 : $7.95.

Dagher, Yusuf As Ad. 1982. Dictionary of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Used Them/Arabic. hc. Arabic edition. Intl Book Centre. ISBN: 0866853006 ($16 Amazon)

Halkett, Samuel [1814-1871] and John Laing [1809-1880]. 1926-[1962]. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature. New and enlarged edition by James Kennedy [-1925], W.A. Smith and A.F. Johnson. 9 vols, 27 cm. "List of authorities": v.1, p. xxv-xxvii. v1 A-C; v2 D-G; v3 H-L; v4 M-P; v5 Q-S; v6 T-Z. Supplement (p. [273]-499). v7 Index. (1. Authors. 2. Initials, pseudonyms, etc.) Second supplement (p. 585-588) v8 1900-1950, by Dennis E. Rhodes and Anna E.C. Simoni. v9 Addenda to volumes 1-8, by D.E. Rhodes and A.E.C. Simoni. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd.

Hawk, Pat. 1992. Hawk's Author's Pseudonyms. Hawk. hc. ($50.00 Pandora's Books Ltd.)
-1993. Hawk's Author's Pseudonyms for Book Collectors. 580pp, hc. Pat Hawk.
-1995. Hawk's Author's Pseudonyms II. 1995. Mary's Loose Threads. hc. ISBN: 0-9643-1851-2 ($69.50 Amazon)
-1995. Hawk's Author's Pseudonyms II. 1995. Hawk. hc. ISBN: 0-9643-1851-2.
-1999. Hawk's Author's Pseudonyms III. 1999. 1637pp. hc. ISBN: 0-9643-1851-2 ($125) (click here for a full description and ordering information)

Haynes, Diana. a. k. a. 50 Years of American Pseudonyms. (American writers from WWII to ca. 2000) 70pp. Primulum Books, 5375 Los Robles Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008. email:primulum@aol.com ($2 + shipping).

Haynes, John Edward. 1969 (1882). Pseudonyms of Authors; including anonyms and initialisms. New York. 112 p. 22 cm. Detroit, Gale Research Co.
-1979. Pseudonyms of Authors. hc. Gale Research. ISBN: 081033142X ($38 Amazon)
-1990. Pseudonyms of Authors. hc. Omnigraphics. ISBN: 1558882146 ($38 Amazon)

Mossman, Jennifer (ed.). 1980. Pseudonyms and Nicknames Dictionary: A Guide to Aliases, Appellations, Assumed Names... 1st ed. xvi, 627 p.; 29 cm. Detroit, Mich. Gale Research Co. ISBN: 0810305496
"A guide to pseudonyms, pen names, nicknames, epithets, stage names, cognomens, aliases, and sobriquets of twentieth-century persons, including the subjects' real names, basic biographical information, and citations for the sources from which the entries were compiled." Covers authors, sports figures, entertainers, politicians, military leaders, underworld figures, religious leaders, and other contemporary personalities.
-1981. New Pseudonyms and Nicknames (Supplement to: Pseudonyms and Nicknames Dictionary ISSN:0277-0350). Issue no. 1-. v. ; 28 cm. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co. ISSN: 0272-7366
-1982. Pseudonyms and Nicknames Dictionary. 2nd ed. 995 p.; 29 cm. Bibliography: p. 13-20. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co. ISBN: 081030547X "A guide to aliases, appellations, assumed names ... of contemporary and historical persons, including the subjects' real names, basic biographical information, and citations for the sources from which the entries were compiled. Covers actors, aristocrats, artists ... and other prominent personalities of all nations throughout the ages."
-1987. Pseudonyms and Nicknames Dictionary. 3rd ed. ISBN: 0810305410 ($239 Amazon)

Robinson, Roger. 1987. Who's Hugh? an SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms. Beccon. trade pb. ($30 Pandora's Books Ltd)
-1989. Who's Hugh? an SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms. hc. Borgo Pr. ISBN: 0809546000 ($27 Amazon)

Rock, James A. 1979. Who Goes There: A Bibliographic Dictionary of Pseudonymous Literature in Science Fiction and Fantasy 1588 to 1978, compiled by James A. Rock.viii+201pp., 9"x12", 1st edition, illustrated. Bloomington, private. Over 1200 hundred authors and 2000 pseudonyms with comprehensive bibliography of each author and bibliographic information on each author. Cross referenced by pseudonyms and real name. Includes a guide to collecting science fiction. Limited edition of 500 case bound (also 1500 paperbound in this edition). "The standard work" according to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Room, Adrian. 1981. Naming Names: stories of pseudonyms and name changes with a Who's Who. ix, 349 p. 24 cm. Bibliography: p. 346-349. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. ISBN: 0899500250: $25.95
-1989. A Dictionary of Pseudonyms and their Origins, with stories of name changes (Rev. ed. of: Naming Names). vii, 342 p. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-342).Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN: 0899504507 (lib. bdg.: alk. paper): $35.00. ($45 Amazon)

Sharp, Harold S. 1972. Handbook of Pseudonyms and Personal Nicknames. 2 v. (1104 p.) 22 cm. Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press. ISBN: 0810804603
-1975. Handbook of Pseudonyms and Personal Nicknames, First supplement. 2 v. (1395 p.) 22 cm. Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press. ISBN: 0810808072 ($79.50 Amazon)
-1982. Handbook of Pseudonyms and Personal nicknames. Second supplement. v, 289 p. ; 22 cm. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, ISBN: 0810815397 ($35 Amazon, $8.95 Powell's Burnside)

Wheeler, William Adolphus [1833-1874]. 1865. An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary of the noted names of fiction; including also familiar pseudonyms, surnames bestowed on eminent men, and analogous popular appellations often referred to in literature and conversation. xxxii, 410 p. 19 cm.Boston, Ticknor and Fields.
-1872. An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary...xxxii, 410 p. 18 cm. Boston, J.R. Osgood
-1917. An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary... with an appendix by Charles Gardner Wheeler [1855-]. xxxii, 440 p. 20 cm. Boston, New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company.
-1966 (1889). An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary... with appendix by Charles G. Wheeler. Boston, Houghton Mifflin. xxxii, 440 p. 21 cm. Detroit, Gale Research Co.
-1990. An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary... hc. Omnigraphics. ISBN: 1558889027 ($40 Amazon)