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By Joseph A. Dane

ISBN-10: 0754665011

ISBN-13: 9780754665014

ISBN-10: 1138251496

ISBN-13: 9781138251496

during this ebook, Joseph Dane opinions using fabric facts in experiences of manuscript and revealed books via delving into authorised notions concerning the research of print tradition. He questions the institutional and ideological presuppositions that govern medieval experiences, descriptive bibliography, and library technological know-how. Dane starts by means of asking what's the relation among fabric facts and the summary statements made concerning the facts; eventually he asks how proof is to be outlined. The target of this publication is to teach that proof from texts and written gadgets frequently turns into twisted to aid pre-existing arguments; and that generations of bibliographers have created narratives of authorship, printing, studying, and enhancing that replicate romantic notions of id, progress, and improvement. the 1st a part of the publication is devoted to medieval texts and authorship: fabrics contain Everyman, Chaucer's Legend of excellent girls, the Anglo-Norman Le Seint Resurrection, and Adam de los angeles Helle's Le Jeu de Robin et Marion. the second one 1/2 the publication is worried with summary notions approximately books and scholarly definitions approximately what a e-book really is: chapters contain reports of uncomplicated bibliographical thoughts ("Ideal Copy") and the applying of this sort of thought in early variants of Chaucer, the combo of manuscript and printing within the books of Colard Mansion, and at last, examples of the association of books through an early nineteenth-century book-collector Leander Van Ess. This research is a crucial contribution to debates concerning the nature of bibliography and the serious associations that experience formed its present practice.

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