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A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts

ISBN/ASIN: 1405124121,9781405124126 | 2010 | English | pdf | 248/249 pages | 2.97 Mb
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell | Author: Mark Bland | Edition: 1

A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts provides an introduction to the language and concepts employed in bibliographical studies and textual scholarship as they pertain to early modern manuscripts and printed texts  Winner, Honourable Mention for Literature, Language and Linguistics, American Publishers Prose Awards, 2010Based almost exclusively on new primary researchExplains the complex process of viewing documents as artefacts, showing readers how to describe documents properly and how to read their physical propertiesDemonstrates how to use the information gleaned as a tool for studying the transmission of literary documentsMakes clear why such matters are important and the purposes to which such information is putFeatures illustrations that are carefully chosen for their unfamiliarity in order to keep the discussion fresh

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