- Corsten, Severin and Reimar Walter Fuchs. Der Buchdruck im 15. Jahrhundert: eine Bibliographie. 2 vols. Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 1988-1993. Supercedes Berkowitz and Stillwell. Though first published in 1988 and supplemented in 1993, this title remains a standard bibliographic resource for fifteenth-century printings.
- Stillwell, Margaret Bingham. Incunabula and Americana, 1450-1800: A Key to Bibliographical Study. New York: Columbia University Press, 1931. Reprint: 2nd ed. New York : Cooper Square Publishers, 1961. Compiled by Margaret Stillwell, Librarian at Brown University. A slightly dated work illustrating the spread of printing and provides a survey of Americana and incunabula and its development. Also includes a list of the most relevant reference works, "Foreign bibliographical terms" (p. 203-214), "Latin contractions and abbreviations" (p. 215-225), and "Place-names of fifteenth century printing towns" (p. 227-248). Searchable via Google Books: 2nd ed.
Bibliographies and Catalogues:
- Hain, Ludwig Friedrich Theodor. Repertorium Bibliographicum, in quo libri omnes ab arte typographica inventa usque ad annum MD. typis expressi, ordine alphabetico vel simpliciter enumerantur vel adcuratius recensentur. Stuttgartiae, J.G. Cotta: [etc., etc.], 1826-1838. An early attempt to list all fifteenth-century printings, with over 1,000 editions described (ISTC lists nearly 30,000 editions). Latin abbreviations found throughout are listed in Stillwell’s Incunabula and Americana, 1450-1800: A Key to Bibliographical Study.
Copinger, Walter A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium Bibliographicum. Or, Collections Toward a New Edition of that Work. In two parts. London, H. Sotheran and co., 1895-1902. 2 vols. Contents: pt. 1. Nearly 7000 corrections of and additions to the collations of works described by Hain. 1895--pt. 2. Nearly 6000 volumes not referred to by Hain: v. 1. Abano-Ovidius. 1898. v. 2. Pablo-Zutphania. With addenda to parts I. and II. and Index by Konrad Burger. 1902.
Reichling, Dietrich. Appendices ad Hainii-Copingeri Repertorivm Bibliographicvm: Additiones et Emendations. Monachii: svmptibvs I. Rosenthal, 1905-11. 7 vols.
- British Museum. Department of Printed Books. Catalogue of Books Printed in the XVth Century Now in the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1908-. An attempt at an equivalent GWK for fifteenth century books in the British Library only. This work aims to provide as much information as possible for each work and is a good introduction to printing history of specific countries. Arranged according to Robert Proctor’s principles: Country, Town, Printing Shop, Chronological output of shop.