An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies

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Modern Language Association of America, Jan 1, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 179 pages
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Revised and expanded, the third edition outlines the study of texts' composition, revision, physical embodiments, process of transmission, and manner of reception; discusses why these matters are central to a historical understanding of literature; and shows how the insights, methods, and products of bibliographical and textual studies can be applied to other branches of scholarship. The volume also surveys established practices in the field and indicates areas of current debate and development. It concludes with an appendix on the generally accepted style for textual notation, a reference bibliography, a handy glossary, and an index.

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This was one of my graduate school textbooks, and it provided a clear and concise introduction to the fields of bibliographical and textual studies. Read full review

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This book had some interesting information about how books are printed and the whole process they go through from author's notes to multiple editions, and how these multiple editions can have ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

is professor of English at Northern Illinois University. He teaches courses in bibiography and methods of research, shakespeare, and other subjects concerning the English Renaissance.

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