A Companion to the History of the Book (Blackwell Companions by PDF

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From the early Sumerian clay capsule via to the emergence of the digital textual content, this Companion presents a continual and coherent account of the heritage of the e-book.
* uses illustrative examples and case reviews of famous texts
* Written via a gaggle of specialist contributors
* Covers topical debates, equivalent to the character of censorship and the way forward for the booklet

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Tanselle then declared that “[t]his Society has chosen the term ‘textual scholarship’ rather than ‘textual criticism’ not in any sense as a rejection of the latter term but only because the former is the more encompassing term. The great tradition of classical and biblical criticism forms but one branch of textual scholarship as a whole” (Tanselle 1984: 2). So “textual scholarship” inherits “textual criticism” but then enfolds it into a more comprehensive enterprise. Finally, Tanselle pointed to the necessity for this newly defined enterprise by sadly noting that scholars in different fields not only do not “have much knowledge of one another’s editorial rationale” but, [w]hat is worse, they may even think there is no reason why they should, assuming that the materials and objectives to be so different that there is no significant overlapping between the two fields.

Stokes, Roy (1969) The Function of Bibliography. London: André Deutsch. Tanselle, G. Thomas (1971) Guide to the Study of United States Imprints, 2 vols. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. — (1981) The History of Books as a Field of Study. Chapel Hill: Hanes Foundation, Rare Book Collection, Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina. ” Studies in Bibliography, 45: 1–30. ), The Book Encompassed: Studies in Twentieth-century Bibliography, pp. 24–36. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

However, they should be able to read bibliographical literature with a modicum of understanding, and certainly be able to read bibliographical descriptions of books for the historical and cultural information they contain. Many recent bibliographies devoted to individual authors are essentially biographical (Laurence 1983), presenting descriptions of their works in chronological order of publication. They usually include documentary information about the gestation and composition of these works, the authors’ relations with publishers, their publishing history, and notices of textual variations.

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