LET EXAMPLES point the precepts:
His letter in The Times, like that in The Daily Telegraph, concerned A Concise Gazetteer, by Sir William Geographicus. Now, Geographicus's Concise Gazetteer is as terse and accurate as the Daily Telegraph and Times letters.
His letter in 'The Times', like that in 'The Daily Telegraph', concerned 'A Concise Gazetteer', by Sir William Geographicus.
The Ghost at The Times or The Ghost at 'The Times'.*
The Man-Eaters of Borneo!, which seems to be a title doubly odd, might almost have been called A Gastronomic 'Sour Grapes' or From the Modern to the Primitive.
In Book I, 'The Essence of Religion', of this vast Encyclopaedia of Religion and Myth, the most readable portion is Chapter 8, 'The Merging of Myth and Religion?', which is both profound and witty. An Encyclopaedia, edited by Sir Thoresby Tinker, contains four other fascinating chapters, 'The Magi and Magic', 'Zoroaster and Confucius', 'The Wonder-Workers' and 'Science and the Miracles', all but one occurring in Book II, 'The Intermediate Stage', the exception being 'Science and the Miracles', which naturally appears in the third and final Book, 'The Modern Period'.
If one wished to differentiate more precisely between the entire work and its parts, one could have done it thus:
AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF RELIGION AND MYTH falls into three Books, of which the last is The Modern Period, with at least one memorable chapter, 'Science and the Miracles'.
Where a title begins with A or The, do not, except in the instances treated in the two paragraphs ensuing, omit A, The: for one thing, A is more modest than The, and the author, forbidden to acquire or retain capital, might perhaps be allowed to retain his modesty. Both
* In general it is better to 'quote' than to italicize special words in titles: 'quoted', they stand out more clearly. Where a title is already in italics, one cannot strictly italicize a word within that title; the usual device is to put the word or words into capitals, as in The Ghost at THE TIMES, but when the capitals occur at the end of the title, they look rather odd.