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A consultant to Early revealed Books and Manuscripts presents an creation to the language and ideas hired in bibliographical stories and textual scholarship as they pertain to early glossy manuscripts and published texts  • Winner, Honourable point out for Literature, Language and Linguistics, American Publishers Prose Awards, 2010• established nearly solely on new fundamental research• Explains the advanced technique of viewing records as artefacts, displaying readers the right way to describe files competently and the way to learn their actual properties• Demonstrates easy methods to use the data gleaned as a device for learning the transmission of literary documents• Makes transparent why such concerns are vital and the needs to which such details is put• positive factors illustrations which are rigorously selected for his or her unfamiliarity with a view to hold the dialogue fresh

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H. Stevenson, ‘Chain Indentations in Paper as Evidence’, Studies in Bibliography, 6 (1954), 181–95. 40 Paper 41 The watermark is measured first by height, then by width, with the distance from the edge of the mark to the nearest chainline on the left. Measurements can also be taken of the distance between the right outer edge of the mark and the chainline to the right; and, where the sheet is untrimmed, the distance between the lower edge of the paper and the bottom of the mark, as well as the top of the mark and the upper edge of the paper.

The jug, or pot, to be found in paper from northern France, is the most familiar watermark in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English 10 Some primary resources include C. M. Briquet, Les filigranes: Dictionnaire Historique des Marques du Papier dès leur apparition vers 1282 jusqu’en 1600, ed. A. H. Stevenson, 4 vols. (Amsterdam, 1968); W. 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.

Shelfmark (opened in 1789 and closed in 1940) includes incunabula, editio princeps, and other volumes with significant scholarly marginalia. More recently, Bernard Rosenthal gave the Beinecke Library at Yale a collection of early printed books with extensive marginalia: see B. M. Rosenthal, The Rosenthal Collection of Printed Books with Manuscript Annotations (New Haven CT, 1997). 49 Such observations are not exclusive to the Aeschylus, although the Estienne edition is a useful example of a history of annotation that is largely overlooked by both classicists and early modern scholars.

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