A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts by Mark Bland

By Mark Bland

A consultant to Early revealed Books and Manuscripts presents an advent to the language and ideas hired in bibliographical reviews and textual scholarship as they pertain to early sleek manuscripts and published texts  • Winner, Honourable point out for Literature, Language and Linguistics, American Publishers Prose Awards, 2010• established virtually solely on new basic research• Explains the complicated means of viewing files as artefacts, exhibiting readers easy methods to describe records competently and the way to learn their actual properties• Demonstrates find out how to use the data gleaned as a device for learning the transmission of literary documents• Makes transparent why such issues are vital and the needs to which such details is put• good points illustrations which are conscientiously selected for his or her unfamiliarity on the way to maintain the dialogue fresh

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Bidwell, ‘French Paper in English Books’: J. Barnard and D. F. ), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, IV: 1557–1695 (Cambridge, 2004), 583–601. 13 D. F. Foxon, Pope and the Early Eighteenth-century Book Trade, rev. and ed. J. McLaverty (Oxford, 1991), 19–21 and 52–4 details Pope’s concern with the qualities and sizes of paper. 28 Paper from gathering 2E onwards. The shapes of the pots are quite distinct, with the width between the chainlines differing quite markedly as well. 1 Sir Philip Sidney, The Countesse of Pembroke’s Arcadia (STC 22539–39a; 1590), L4–5 & 2A3–6.

H. ), Briquet’s Opuscula: The Complete Works of Dr. C. M. Briquet without Les Filigranes (Hilversum, 1955), xxxiv–xliii; G. T. Tanselle, ‘The Bibliographical Description of Paper’, Studies in Bibliography, 24 (1972), 27–67; W. A Weiss, ‘Watermark Evidence and Inference: New Style Dates of Edmund Spenser’s Complaints and Daphnaïda’, Studies in Bibliography, 52 (1999), 129–54; W. P. Williams, ‘Paper as Evidence: The Utility of the Study of Paper for Seventeenth Century English Literary Scholarship’, in S.

A. , in the XVII and XVIII Centuries and Their Interconnection (Amsterdam, 1935), and the Monumenta Chartæ Papyraceæ Historiam Illustrantia. Unfortunately, these catalogues are not sufficient for accurate analytical work, but they do suggest the complexity of the evidence. See also, J. Bidwell, ‘The Study of Paper as Evidence, Artefact, and Commodity’, The Book Encompassed: Studies in Twentieth-Century Bibliography, ed. P. Davison (Cambridge, 1992), 69–82; Gaskell, New Introduction, 57–77 (especially 60–6); E.

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